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Chia Oatmeal Energy Balls

This Chia Oatmeal Energy Balls recipe is quick and easy, and packed with protein and makes a super convenient snack for any time of the day.  We mix plenty of healthy ingredients, like chia seeds, flax and oats, along with fun ones like M&Ms and Rice Krispies to please even your littlest eaters.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 energy balls
Calories: 193kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 2 Cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup Coconut shredded and sweetened
  • 1 Cup Rice Krispies
  • Cup Flaxseed ground
  • ½ Cup Chia Seeds
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder any flavor or brand will do
  • ½ Cup Honey can substitute agave or maple syrup
  • 1 Cup Nut Butter almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter or a mix
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½-1 Cup M&M Candies or small chocolate chips
  • Coconut Oil optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, coconut, Rice Krispies, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, protein powder, honey, salt and M&Ms.  Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  • If it's a little dry, add a little more honey (or coconut oil will work well, too). The "dough" should resemble dry cookie dough.  When you scoop and lightly pack it together, it should stay in a ball and not break. 
  • Using a 1-½ Tablespoon (.75 oz) scoop, scoop your dough into evenly sized balls. Use your hands to finish rolling into a nice ball shape. You can use a little coconut oil on your hands if you need to. 
  • To store the energy balls, place them in a large airtight container in the fridge or freezer.  Use parchment paper or wax paper between the layers of the energy balls to keep them from sticking to each other. Enjoy!


How to Store Energy Balls

To store energy balls for longer than one day, you’ll want to keep them in the fridge or the freezer.  Put them in an airtight container with parchment or wax paper between the layers to keep them from sticking.  You can just grab as you need!


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg