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No Bake Almond Joy Oatmeal Balls (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Change up your same old routine with a delicious batch of no bake almond joy oatmeal balls. If you’re tired of bland tasting no bake recipes, then the combination of chocolate, coconut and oatmeal is sure to knock your socks off! 

Check out the different versions and flavorings offered in the no bake world. Here at Simply Oatmeal, we’ve rounded up the best no bake oatmeal balls for you to discover your favorites. It’s fun to be creative with the ingredient combinations and coating alternatives.

This is the healthy version of the classic candy bar. It’s a quick and simple snack idea that will keep you energized and also feeling full. 

No bake almond joy oatmeal balls are a nutritious snack without too much added sweetness. The tasty treat is fiber rich with both soluble and insoluble fiber, and also include healthy fats, plant based protein and an array of essential vitamins and minerals. 

How to make no bake almond joy oatmeal balls?

No bake almond joy oatmeal bars are both sweet and savory. This recipe is an easy make ahead meal prep snack idea that tastes fantastic and satisfies your needs for a quick energy boost. 

You may also enjoy making almond butter from scratch with this simple and easy recipe. When making homemade almond butter recipe, experiment with flavor add-ins like vanilla extract, cocoa powder or cinnamon to make an endless variety of really fun flavor combinations. 

No Bake Almond Joy Oatmeal Balls Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats 
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cocoa powder
  • Flaxseed
  • Chocolate chips
  • Almonds
  • Almond butter
  • Maple syrup

Mix together the almond butter and maple syrup in a medium sized bowl. Once the wet ingredients have been blended together, then add the remaining dry ingredients.

Stir everything together really well to coat the oat mixture with the moisture. If the oatmeal mixture is not moist enough to clump and form a ball shape, then add a splash of water or an extra spoonful of almond butter.

Use a 1 ounce scoop to divide the no bake base into equal portions. Wet your hands and roll the pieces into balls. 

While the balls are still moist, roll each one in a coconut flakes to coat the outside. Serve at room temperature and enjoy.

No Bake Almond Joy Oatmeal Balls Tips

Upgrade your energy snacks routine by adding no bake almond joy oatmeal balls to the mix. Simply dust some extra coconut flakes to coat the outside of this finger-licking delicious grab and go healthy snack. Don’t forget to utilize these handy tips so that you enjoy each and every bite.

  • Use rolled oats or quick oats for this recipe. Steel cut oats are not recommended to eat raw.
  • If the oatmeal mixture is too dry, then add a spoonful of water, almond butter or coconut oil to add moisture and help the oats bind together better.
  • The ingredients in the no bake recipe are both vegan and gluten-free if you use dairy-free chocolate chips and gluten free oats.
  • Try coating the outside of the balls with roasted nuts or dried banana chips for a slight variation.
  • Make the recipe the night before so that the meal prep is ready to go when you need it.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge inside an airtight container and serve at room temperature.
No bake almond joy oatmeal balls with a wooden spoon on the side
Yield: 12

No Bake Almond Joy Oatmeal Balls Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

No bake almond joy oatmeal balls are a perfect balance of sweetness and heartiness with benefits of whole grain oats. Each piece is packed with plant-based protein and fiber rich that will keep you feeling full all day long.

This tasty treat is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Take a couple minutes to assemble this meal prep snack idea for a healthy breakfast bite, midday snack or healthy dessert option. Energize your body and mind with a fulfilling snack that’ll keep you going.


Dry Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, chopped

Wet Ingredients


  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the almond butter and maple syrup.
  2. Use a spatula to fold in all of the dry ingredients including the coconut flakes, rolled oats, cocoa powder, flaxseed, chocolate chips and sliced almonds; mix well until fully combined.
  3. Use a 1 ounce cookie scoop to divide the mixture into 16 energy bites. Then roll the bites into balls using the palm of your hands. 
  4. While bites are still moist, roll the balls in the remaining coconut flakes to coat the outside layer.
    No bake almond joy oatmeal ball on a wooden spoon.


Make Ahead: The almond joy energy bites can be prepared ahead of time stored in the fridge in a sealed container. Serve the bitesized treat at room temperature. 

Storage: The no bake almond joy oatmeal balls can be stored in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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