From peanut butter chocolate to oatmeal cranberry — energy bites are super versatile, healthy, delicious and easy to make! This collection of the best vegan bliss balls from around the web leaves nothing to be desired.
If you’ve been wanting to make healthy eating a habit for good, you know about the importance of having nutritious snacks on hand.
Because all too soon, your hand will reach the bottom of that bag of chips just because you needed something quick and delicious.
Making your own vegan bliss balls might be the solution here! With as few as 3 ingredients, you can create homemade plant-based treats that are undetectably healthy, kid-friendly and storable for 1-2 weeks depending on the recipe.
No matter if you’re looking for a grain-free, nut-free, chocolatey or protein-packed version of bliss balls, our hand-selected list covers all of them and more!
Just in case you are wondering, these little treats have a whole array of names: bliss balls, energy balls, energy bites, protein balls and probably a dozen more which we aren’t even aware of! At the end of the day, they all mean the same thing.
Enjoy the following vegan bliss balls and be sure to look out for any swapping ideas if you don’t or can’t have any of the ingredients.
These protein-packed peanut butter bliss balls are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, made with whole foods and feature a surprising, undetectable ingredient! The perfect vegan post-workout snack idea that’s totally moreish.
Perfect as a cold tropical treat during Summer or as a homemade edible gift idea, these 4-ingredient vegan Bounty balls are better than the original! Bursting with delicious coconut flavor, easy to make and totally crowd-pleasing.
How about having some cookie dough as a snack or sweet treat after dinner? These no-bake snickerdoodle balls are made with delicious ingredients like oats, cashew butter and lots of cinnamon — kids and adults alike are sure to gobble them up.
These beautiful matcha pistachios bliss balls are so delicious and come with a whole lot of benefits! Fully vegan, gluten-free and protein-packed, they offer a subtle energy boost to get you through the rest of the day or your next workout.
You really cannot go wrong with no-bake vegan cookie dough! These chewy little energy balls are filled with chocolate chips, rolled in shredded coconut and made entirely without added oils or refined sugar — perfect to take with you or to give to your kids.
Dried cherries, dates and crunchy pecans combined for an all-natural burst of heart-smart nutrition to help you power through the day! These energy bites are perfect for school snacks, desk drawers or a quick afternoon pick-me-up.
Perfectly bite-sized, loaded with vibrant lemon flavor and super satisfying: these lemon poppy seed bliss balls are a wonderful 3 pm snack or healthy dessert idea! Completely grain-free thanks to almond flour and coconut flour, they offer a perfect balance of zesty and sweet.
These chocolate bliss balls are easy homemade treats for the whole family! Super meal prep friendly and versatile, they are created within just a few minutes and guaranteed to satisfy any intense chocolate cravings.
If you want a snack with all the sweetness and flavor of banana cake, but with healthier ingredients, then this bliss ball recipe is for you! Packed with banana, oats and dates (with a few chocolate chips thrown in for good measure), these delicious no-bake balls make the perfect portable snack.
Ever tried goji berries? These antioxidant-rich little red dried fruits are great for adding to your energy ball mixture! This simple recipe combines goji berries with cashews, cocoa nibs and sweet vanilla — just delicious.
Fudgy, chocolatey and delicious, these healthy chia bliss balls are made with only four ingredients and within a few minutes! Covered in desiccated coconut or freeze-dried berry powder for a vibrant look, they are a wonderful kid-friendly alternative for sweet cravings.
Soft, chewy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, these coconut almond bliss balls are totally crowd-pleasing and made with just a handful of healthy pantry staples! This perfectly nutty and naturally sweet treat is great for meal prep, healthy snacking and to bring with you.
These no-bake energy balls have over 7 grams of protein in one serving and are naturally sweetened with dates. They also come with a kick of peppermint and chocolate flavor, are naturally gluten-free and super healthy!
These 10-minute pina colada bliss balls are made with flavorful toasted coconut, tropical pineapple chunks and healthy, satiating fats from almonds and chia seeds. Naturally sweetened with dates, they are the perfect bite-sized treats for a quick energy boost!
If you feel peckish 24/7, you need to have these oatmeal energy balls on hand! Made with just 6 healthy ingredients, gluten-free and nut-free, they are ready to be enjoyed within 15 minutes and can be customized to your liking!
These apricot balls with cashews, dates and coconut offer a delicious flavor combination and are bursting with nutrients! Another delicious no-bake treat, they are made with wholesome ingredients and perfect for snacking or going for a hike!
Speaking of more unusual bliss ball ingredients, these sunflower balls are made with delicious dried figs, zesty lemon and a pinch of cardamom! Naturally nut-free and ready to eat in just 5 minutes, they are super soft, doughy and really worth trying.
These little cashews and dried blueberry bliss balls provide all the energy you need in an afternoon pick-me-up snack, with only the good stuff added! Easily made ahead of time and just perfect for grabbing straight from the fridge or packing into lunchboxes.
How about throwing some veggies into the mix? These scrumptious carrot cake bliss balls are made with grated carrots, nuts, seeds, dates and oats — plus, a ton of flavorful spices! We really love this combo.
You cannot ever have too many chocolate bliss balls recipes! To make this cranberry-added version, you need common pantry staples like cocoa powder, maple syrup, oats, vanilla, coconut and nut or seed butter.
One more 4-ingredient energy balls recipe! This version is made with selenium-rich brazil nuts, dried apricots, dates and two delicious spices. Easy to customize, portable and storable for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
More easy vegan recipes
If you enjoyed these bliss balls, be sure to try any of the following plant-based goodness next!
Get ready to make the best vegan bliss balls with our easy-to-follow blueprint! Choose from the basic energy ball ingredients and add lots of tasty coating ideas of your choice. Enjoy vegan bliss balls for a quick snack any time of the day!
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dates or raisins
1 cup nut butter
Spices of your choice
Add all ingredients to your food processor. Pulse and process until well combined — this may take 1-2 minutes.
If needed, stop and scrape down the sides, then process again until a homogenous and slightly sticky texture forms.
Check with your hands to see whether you need to adjust with either dry or wet ingredients so you’ll be able to roll your dough.
Using wetted hands, get bite-sized pieces of the energy ball mixture and roll them into little balls.
Gather any coatings if you want to add any and place them in little individual bowls.
Roll your energy balls gently in the coating, then place them next to each other on a parchment paper-lined plate.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let them firm up or enjoy immediately!
Vegan bliss balls can usually be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week and in the freezer for around 3 months or longer.
Feel free to swap any ingredients you can’t have or don’t like and get crazy with the add-ins and coatings! Find lots of ideas in the article above.
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Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.