Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way with these no-bake tigernut energy balls. This recipe requires only five ingredients and less than ten minutes of work–perfect for meal prepping to get ahead for the week! They also don’t require any cooking whatsoever. A quick chill in the fridge is all that stands between you and these easy, delicious, chocolatey snack balls.
The key ingredient that binds everything together into these perfect snack-sized morsels. You can use either the Original Tigernut Spread or Aromatic Carob Tigernut Spread, depending on your preferences, but no matter which you choose, you’re getting all-natural USDA organic ingredients with no gluten, dairy, or artificial ingredients. Plus, it’s safe for those with nut allergies!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- 2/3 cup Natureul Tigernut Spread, flavor of your choice
- ¼-½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips or chunks, dark or semisweet or an equal measure of dried raisins or cranberries
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 2-3 tablespoons optional mix-ins (see below for details!)
- In a medium or large bowl, combine the Tigernut Spread and honey or maple syrup by stirring until the sweetener has been distributed evenly.
- Add the rolled oats and stir until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and mix-ins.
- Using a large spoon or a mini cookie scoop, portion the mixture into balls. They should be 2-3 tablespoons each. Roll them into balls with your hands and place them on a lined cookie sheet or plate.
- Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
- Transfer to a storage container and grab one whenever you need a quick tasty snack!
How to Store No-bake Tigernut Energy Balls
Once the energy balls have been chilled and become firm, transfer them to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to seven days. You can also freeze them in a freezer-friendly container or Ziploc bag for up to 3 months.
Tips for Making No-bake Tigernut Energy Balls
Make these no-bake tigernut energy balls your own by customizing the mix-ins. Add chia seeds, sprinkles, coconut flakes, crumbled tigernut granola, ground tigernuts, hemp seeds, flax seeds, poppy seeds–you name it. If it’s small and crumbly, it will likely work.
Swap the honey or maple for granulated sugar or a sugar alternative, if necessary. Coconut sugar, beet sugar, Swerve, stevia, and monk fruit are all great options, but the type of sweetener you choose will have an impact on the taste of the final product.
If you’re having trouble stirring the mixture, pop it in the microwave (transfer it to a microwave-safe container first!) for 5-10 minutes. Then, try to stir it again. If it’s still difficult, repeat the microwaving and stirring process until you’re able to combine the ingredients completely.
If the mixture isn’t sticking together, add more honey or chill the mixture in the refrigerator until it firms up before trying to form balls.