Nut-Free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

No-bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls are a delicious, allergen-friendly snack for the entire family. Because they use sunflower seed butter instead of nut butters, they are a school-approved lunchbox treat!

Cinnamon + Apples = Love

Nut-Free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls
Photo: Seena Ferrari Curry

Apples and cinnamon are one of my favorite flavor combos year-round! I’ve featured this flavor combo throughout the blog such as in my Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Hot Apple Pie Punch, Applesauce Donuts, Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley, or Cinnamon Honeycrisp Apple Chips. That’s why I loved the idea of using this flavor combination to make a simple and delicious no-bake cookie that is sweet and most importantly, school-approved.

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

Check out the recipe and step-by-step photos below to learn how to make these sweet, nut-free energy balls.f

 

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Nut-Free Snack: Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x

Description

No-bake Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls are a delicious, allergen-friendly snack for the entire family. Because they use sunflower seed butter instead of nut butters, they are a school approved lunchbox treat!

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Ingredients

  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced apples
  • 6 medjool dates
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter (or nut butter)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut threads or flakes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor, except coconut. Process until ingredients are blended and stick together.
  2. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Roll mixture into 1¼” balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle with coconut and then roll in excess coconut until completely covered. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.