No Bake Sunbutter Energy Balls on parchment paper

No Bake SunButter Energy Balls

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This No Bake SunButter Energy Balls recipe and the accompanying post are sponsored by SunButter®! All opinions and experiences are my own.

With simple ingredients and entirely nut free, these No Bake SunButter energy balls make an easy snack when you’re looking for a quick boost!

When I asked my friends what kind of recipes they’d like to see me create with SunButter, energy bites came up frequently.

Now I’m not one for snacking, but I know most people are looking for quick and easy foods they can grab and eat on the go. So I jumped all in for this idea, and quickly found myself completely ADORING these SunButter energy balls.

They’re grain free, paleo, and nut free. Oh, and you need a whopping 6 ingredients for these tasty little suckers. How’s that for simple?

SunButter in a stainless steel measuring cup surrounded by more utensils filled with ingredients

How to make ground sunflower seeds

I predicted this might be a hurdle for this recipe. But believe me when I say that making sunflower seed meal/flour is a lot easier than you’d expect. It only adds 5 minutes of prep, including getting your food processor out of your cupboard!

To make ground sunflower seeds, you just have to pour raw hulled sunflower seeds into a food processor and pulse until they break down into a mealy flour texture.

Done. That’s it. Really!

About a cup of sunflower seeds will make the right amount of ground sunflower seeds for the recipe. But if you end up with a little extra, no big deal — this recipe is incredibly forgiving. If you’re having trouble rolling the energy balls into shape, just mix in a little more SunButter.

Paleo No Bake SunButter Energy Balls

No bake energy ball variations

When creating this recipe, it was really important to me to keep these no bake energy balls simple. That’s not exactly an easy task when you’re also restricted to grain free and nut free (hence the ground sunflower seeds).

Along the way, I couldn’t help but dream up variations on this simple base. Feel free to make the base recipe (it’s awesome just as it is), or take one of these ideas and run with it!

  • mini chocolate chips
  • dried cranberries
  • dried strawberries (we all know I love that SunButter & Jelly combo!)
  • a scoop of your favorite protein powder
  • collagen peptides
  • maca powder
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin spice
Nut Free No Bake SunButter Energy Balls

Save on SunButter

Obviously, an important component of these no bake energy balls is my favorite sunflower seed butter brand, SunButter!

And since I’m working with SunButter, they’ve given me a special coupon to pass along to you.

Click here to download a printable coupon for $1 off

Ingredients for SunButter Energy Balls in measuring cups around a jar of SunButter

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SunButter no bake energy balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

No Bake SunButter Energy Balls

  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup SunButter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds, ground into a flour (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until completely mixed. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Scoop out approximately 1 tablespoon of the SunButter mixture and roll between your hands to form a ball. Place on the parchment paper. Repeat until you’ve used all the SunButter mixture.
  2. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container.


To make ground sunflower seeds, add raw hulled sunflower seeds to a food processor and pulse until broken down to the consistency of a mealy flour.

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I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

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