Maple Pecan Energy Balls

These Maple Pecan Energy Balls are a quick + simple no-bake recipe. Featuring vegan + gluten-free ingredients, they will easily become your new favorite snack.

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a bowl of maple pecan energy balls.

Energy bites like these Pecan Balls are an easy, healthy snack. Other faves include these Cookie Dough Protein Balls and these Hemp Seed Energy Balls. Check out all of our Healthier Snack Recipes for inspiration.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Maple Pecan Energy Balls

a bowl of maple pecan energy balls.

Ingredients

  • oats
  • pecans
  • peanut butter – natural style works best
  • maple syrup
  • coconut
  • dark chocolate chips
a tray of ingredients.

Instructions for this recipe

I love that no fancy equipment is needed for this recipe. Just a bowl and spoon. No baking is involved either! A raw treat that tastes like a dessert.

First, add the oats and chopped nuts to a bowl and give them a stir.

a bowl of oats and chopped pecans.

Next, add the peanut butter and maple syrup. 

Stir again.

oat mixture in a bowl.

Finally, add the chocolate chips to the mixture.

Stir one more time to blend.

ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Roll the oat mixture into bite-sized balls.

Using a small scoop makes this very easy.

ingredients being scooped by a small cookie scoop.

Place the balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Pop the tray into the freezer for thirty minutes to set. 

a tray of energy bites.

FAQs, Tips, and Substitutions

  • Are energy balls good for you? Energy Balls have a healthy combination of healthy fats, fiber, and good carbs that slowly release energy into your body. They keep you full and satisfied but taste like a sweet treat.
  • Use natural peanut butter. There should only be peanuts listed on the label. A fresh jar is best as the natural oils help to bind the balls together so they aren’t crumbly.
  • Substitute almond butter for the peanut butter for a different flavor.
  • Sprinkle in spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to turn these into pecan pie balls.
  • Store these pecan pie energy balls in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
a bowl of maple pecan energy balls.

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a bowl of maple pecan energy balls.

**This recipe was originally posted on November 5, 2015, and updated on February 26, 2019, and updated again on November 13, 2022, with recipe notes, writing, and new photos.**

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a bowl of maple pecan energy balls.

Maple Pecan Energy Balls – No Food Processor Needed!

Sharon Rhodes
These Maple Pecan Energy Balls are a quick + simple no-bake recipe. Featuring vegan + gluten-free ingredients, they will easily become your new favorite snack.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix the oats, pecans, and coconut – in a large bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients – peanut butter and maple syrup – and stir again.
  • Stir the chocolate chips into the oat mixture.
  • Using a cookie scoop, roll into heaping tablespoon-sized balls, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Place the tray in the fridge or freezer for an hour to set.
  • Store covered in the fridge or freezer.

Video

Notes

  • Use natural peanut butter. There should only be peanuts listed on the label. A fresh jar is best as the natural oils help to bind the balls together so they aren’t crumbly.
  • Substitute almond butter for the peanut butter for a different flavor.
  • Sprinkle in spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to turn these into pecan pie balls.
  • Store these pecan pie energy balls in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 16Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0.03mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I totally hear you – finding a new grocery shopping groove in a new city is tough! I used to shop at Marilu’s and Fortino’s in Burlington and had to totally readjust in Waterloo. I tried Zehrs since it’s a PC store, but was super unimpressed with the freshness of their produce so now I’m a Sobeys gil. I’ve also found some awesome small independent stores that sell local produce, meat, eggs and dairy!

    1. So many adjustments that I wasn’t ready for! I’m glad it’s not just me. 😉 Still searching out local markets, etc. Enjoy your weekend Chelsea!

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