Apple Pie Energy Balls


These no-bake Apple Pie Energy Balls come together easily and will give your body the energy it needs to power through the afternoon.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

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These Apple Pie Energy Balls are the perfect snack to help you fight that familiar midday fatigue. When that afternoon energy slump hits, it's natural to crave something sweet. However, eating lots of sugar all at once can cause too much insulin (the hormone responsible for scooping up and utilizing energy from food) to be released. So while you may feel an energy boost at first, that excess insulin will quickly cause your blood sugar—and energy levels—to plummet.

Apple Pie Energy Balls
Andrea Mathis

Rather, go for a snack that will give you a steady stream of energy, like these Apple Pie Energy Balls, which have high-fiber oats, healthy fats and a touch of natural sweetness from dates.

So, whether you're looking to improve your snack routine or are simply a lover of apple pie, fuel your body with this delightful snack. Enjoy them for a naturally sweet, healthy snack or as an after-dinner treat.


  • ¾ cup Medjool dates, pitted and chopped

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup chopped dried apples

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond butter

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Soak dates in a small bowl of hot water until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Combine oats, dried apples, almond butter, pecans, cinnamon and the soaked dates in a food processor; process until very finely chopped.

  3. Roll the mixture into 12 balls (about 2 tablespoons each). Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 week.

    Apple Pie Energy Balls
    Andrea Mathis

To make ahead

Refrigerate airtight for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
16g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 8IU 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 362mg 8%

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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