by Donna Amis Davis | @donnaamisdavis

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Energy Balls Healthy Toddler Snacks
Energy Balls Healthy Toddler Snacks

We’re always looking for great healthy toddler snacks to bring along on our outings with our grandkids. We love to take the kids to the zoo, but WOW the prices at the snack bars there. And the choices are less than healthy. The kiddos are ages 2 and 3, and are at the stage where they only eat tiny portions. When we feed them something, we want it to be full of good nutrition. So when I found this recipe for No-Bake Energy Balls, I thought I’d give them a try.

Healthy Toddler Snacks Energy Balls
Easy to Mix!

How to Make Energy Balls
They are simple – only seven ingredients. I had most of them already on hand. No cooking or baking needed. Just mix, roll into balls, and refrigerate. Easy! But they are healthy snacks for little hands.

Taste-tested and approved by a three-year-old boy.

No-Bake Energy Balls


  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanila


  1. Mix first four ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and stir well until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  4. Once chilled, roll into 1-inch balls and enjoy!
  5. Store in airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

This recipe is adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots. I actually made most of the balls about the size of a marble, for little toddler hands. And I made a few larger ones for me. I like healthy snacks too. Did I mention that these are delicious? After sitting in the fridge for two days, I think they taste even better.

Energy Balls Healthy Toddler Snacks
Energy Balls Healthy Toddler Snacks