Big Boy Bites

Ooey-gooey delicious energy balls that ACTUALLY leave you satisfied!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cacao nibs, chia, coconut, flax, gluten-free, hemp hearts, oats, peanut butter, plant-based, plant-protein, raisins, raw, raw-vegan, sunflower seeds, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 453 kcal


  • 2 c. quick oats I have used regular oats as well, but I find quick oats provide a better texture and allow the balls to stick together better
  • ½ c. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ c. raisins
  • ¼ c. cacao nibs
  • ¼ c. ground flax seed I grind a bunch at once and store it in a big jar in my freezer to keep it fresh
  • ¼ c. ground chia seeds I do the same as with the flax seed
  • 1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ c. hemp hearts
  • 1 c. creamy natural peanut butter unsalted
  • 2/3 c. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. good quality sea salt I used a finely ground pink Himalayan salt


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir with a fork to combine.
  2. Once the ingredients have “gelled” together, form into 2” balls using your hands.
  3. Immediately put the balls into an air-tight container to retain maximum freshness.
  4. THAT'S IT!

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes around 14 Big Boys. I find they tend to dry out when stored on the counter or in the fridge for an extended period, which is why I put mine in the freezer. Simply take one out 10-15 minutes before you plan to eat.

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Nutrition Facts
Big Boy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.