Eggnog Energy Bites from A Duck's Oven

I’ve been seeing people make variations of energy bites/energy balls/whatever you want to call them all ova Instagram, but honestly didn’t see the appeal. They are way too calorie dense for a “snack” and when I snack I like to snack, aka multiple bites. So where would these guys fit into my day?

And then I found there were days when Husband and I were super hungry between work and workout, and cheese is great, but it doesn’t pack a real nutritional punch. And so I discovered a place for these little bites.

They’re super nutrient dense at 175 calories a ball, but they’ll fill you up and give you energy to tackle your workout, day, or whatever else.

Then, of course, I wanted to make them seasonal! First thought was gingerbread, but Husband and I are super diggin’ eggnog right now. And here we are!

What’s in these things?

  • protein powder
  • dates
  • a variety of roasted nuts
  • oats
  • vanilla
  • sea salt
  • aaaand eggnog!

Eggnog Energy Bites from A Duck's Oven

Throw everything in a food processor, roll into balls, and pop ’em in the freezer. Keep them in there and pull as needed for a quick, protein-packed snack!

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Eggnog Energy Bites from A Duck's Oven

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Eggnog Energy Bites from A Duck's Oven
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Eggnog Energy Bites

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 11 balls


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup roasted mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup eggnog


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until a batter forms and is somewhat smooth.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form into balls with a 1.5 inch (appx) diameter and place on baking sheet.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours, until set.
  • Remove to a freezer safe plastic bag and store. Pull from freezer as needed.
Course: Snacks
Author: Chelsea Cole
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