We often find ourselves reaching for snacks or craving sweet breakfasts, and it can be challenging to find options that are both satisfying and healthy. When it comes to giving our children sweet treats, the desire for something tasty shouldn’t mean compromising on nutrition. With homemade healthy choices, we can enjoy delicious snacks that nourish our bodies.

These Healthy Oat Ball Energy Bites with Rainbow Sprinkles are a delightful treat that combines wholesome ingredients with a burst of color and flavor. Perfect for a quick snack or a natural breakfast boost, they are packed with nutritious goodness and are vegan-friendly, using natural, non-GMO ingredients like coconut milk and vegan chocolate.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: about 12 oat balls


  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup chopped vegan chocolate (semi-sweet, white or a mix)
  • 1/4 cup natural colored sprinkles
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, nut butter, maple or agave syrup, coconut milk, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.

Next, gently fold in the chopped vegan chocolate and the natural colored sprinkles, ensuring the mixture is evenly distributed and sticky enough to hold together when pressed.

Using your hands, take about one tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. If the mixture sticks to your hands, dampen them slightly with water.

Once all the mixture is rolled into balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill the oat balls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow them to firm up before serving.

Alternative option:

You can make the oat balls without the chocolate and sprinkles mixed in. Instead, you can melt the vegan chocolate (you may need slightly more than the amount on the ingredient list, so adjust the quantity as needed) and dip each oat ball into the melted chocolate to coat them.

Then, roll the chocolate-coated oat balls in natural colored sprinkles until they are fully covered. Place the coated oat balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to set the chocolate. This variation adds a delightful chocolate coating and a colorful, crunchy exterior to your healthy oat energy bites.

Storage tips:

These oat ball energy bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, making them a convenient make-ahead healthy snack option.

For longer storage, freeze them in a sealed container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before enjoying.


These Healthy Oat Ball Energy Bites with Rainbow Sprinkles are perfect for a variety of occasions. As a natural breakfast option, they can be enjoyed with a glass of coconut milk for a nutritious start to your day. They also make excellent healthy snacks, ideal for satisfying cravings in a wholesome way. Additionally, they serve as vegan dessert substitutes, making them a great choice for parties or gatherings where vegan-friendly treats are needed. Packed with fiber from oats, healthy fats from coconut and nut butter, and antioxidants from vegan chocolate, these energy bites provide sustained energy and are a guilt-free indulgence.

Whether you need a quick breakfast on the go, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or a festive addition to a party spread, these oat ball energy bites are sure to please. They showcase the benefits of using natural, non-GMO ingredients like coconut milk and vegan chocolate, promoting both taste and health in every bite. Enjoy the goodness guilt-free and share with friends and family for a delicious, nutrient-packed treat!