Easy to Make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls

These easy-to-make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls are a tasty snack, after-school treat, and perfect for road trips. Made with only six ingredients, these can be whipped up in no time!

Crystal plate holding Mini M&Ms Energy Bals with a couple of balls on the counter surrounded by loose oats and a red/white tea towel.

Afternoon snacks are always my biggest nemesis of the day. I work in a busy office so I will often skip snacking (which leads me to eat more at dinner) or I grab junk. The great things about these is that I get enough sweetness to curb my craving and they are easy to make for several days worth of snacks. No more excuses!

When I make these, I usually make two, sometimes three, batches! My boys love grabbing a few of these to take for snacking after their morning workouts, after practice, or if their school lunch is lacking. I prefer using local honey when I make these for added health benefits. That and it’s just simply amazing as a sweetener!

Why You Should Make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls:

  • They easy and quick to make.
  • These snacks travel perfectly in school lunches, on road trips, to practices, and more!
  • Adults and kids love them.

Quick Glance at Ingredients to Make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls:

  • Quick oats
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flax seeds
  • Mini M&Ms
Up close view of energy balls

How to Make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls:

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well. Refrigerate for one hour.

Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking sheets or parchment paper.

Lightly oil your hands.

Using a cooking scoop (I use a 1-inch scoop), gather the mixture and drop into your hands. Gently roll in your hands to form a ball.

Place on your lined baking sheet sheet.

Freeze for two hours. Remove and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do these keep?

Up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Can I add more ingredients?

You can add things like chopped pretzels, marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, etc. Don’t add too much though or it will be too dry to stick together.

Do I need to use quick oats?

The finer texture allows for these to stick together better. Old-fashioned style oats tend to make them crumbly.

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Yield: 2 dozen

Mini M&Ms Energy Balls

These easy-to-make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls are a tasty snack, after-school treat, and perfect for road trips. Made with only six ingredients, these can be whipped up in no time!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups quick oats
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • ½ cup mini M&Ms

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well. Refrigerate for one hour.

Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking sheets or parchment paper.

Lightly oil your hands.

Using a cooking scoop (I use a 1-inch scoop), gather the mixture and drop into your hands. Gently roll in your hands to form a ball.

Place on your lined baking sheet sheet.

Freeze for two hours. Remove and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/6/2021

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These easy-to-make Mini M&Ms Energy Balls are a tasty snack, after-school treat, and perfect for road trips. Made with only six ingredients, these can be whipped up in no time!

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