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Fruit and Seed Energy Balls Recipe (Nut Free)

Energy balls made with sunflower seeds, coconut, and dried fruit make a tasty, portable, and healthy snack.
Course Snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 one inch balls
Calories 39kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • cup pepitas or sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened, divided)
  • ½ cup dried fruit (such as apples, apricots, figs, dates, raisins, cherries)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tbsp raw honey


  • Place the pumpkin or sunflower seeds in a small food processor and pulse 10 times.
  • Add half of the coconut, the dried fruit, and the cinnamon.
  • Process until the coconut and dried fruit is minced.
  • Add the honey or maple syrup and pulse 5-10 times until blended.
  • Place the remaining shredded coconut in a small bowl.
  • Form the seed/fruit mixture into 15 one inch balls and roll each in the reserved coconut.
  • Store in a sealed container.


Customize the recipe to fit your tastes. Use any combination of dried fruits you’d like to yield ½ cup and whatever spices sound good to you.


Serving: 1energy ball | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 2.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 2.8g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg