Caramel Delight Energy Balls


Think of these easy no-bake cookies as a healthy makeover of one of our favorite Girl Scout Cookies--chewy caramel, dark chocolate and toasted coconut come together with fiber-boosting oats instead of sugar and flour. And the best part? They take only 15 minutes from start to finish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
16 balls


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup unsweetened, no-salt-added almond butter

  • ¼ cup caramel sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, divided


  1. Stir oats, almond butter, caramel sauce, salt, 3 tablespoons chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons coconut in a medium bowl until combined.

  2. Roll the mixture into balls, using a heaping tablespoon for each, and place on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.

  3. Cook the remaining 3 tablespoons coconut in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until toasted and golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a shallow bowl.

  4. Place the remaining 3 tablespoons chocolate chips in a small microwaveable bowl; microwave on High for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Microwave for another 30 seconds if necessary. Spoon the melted chocolate into a small plastic bag; snip off a tiny tip of 1 corner of the bag. Drizzle the chocolate over the balls; roll in the toasted coconut. Let stand until the chocolate is set.


Equipment: Parchment paper

To make ahead: Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
15g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0IU 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 206mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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