clean no bake dough balls

April 26, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone! I had a late night last night and another one today, so I thought I would let you all enjoy a guest post from Brittany — she is sharing a delicious looking snack! I’ll definitely be pulling my food processor out sometime soon to make these!

Hi CEC Readers! My name is Brittany and I blog about clean eating and fitness over at

I’m your normal, everyday 24 year old with a boyfriend, and new puppy (ironically named Charley) and a job, trying to find where exactly it is I fit in. I’m currently a Marketing Coordinator and although I thank my lucky stars each day that I have a job, I know this is not where I am supposed to be. Over the past year I have developed a love for all things health and fitness related and have truly found my passion. I started my blog as a way to document my new lifestyle and  it now serves as a knowledge base for clean recipes and fitness, and the interaction I have with my readers continues to fuel my passion even more.

I hope that I can continue to inspire and motivate people to live healthier lives by pursuing my goals of breaking into the health and fitness industry, one way or another. I hope you’ll come and visit my blog or stop by my Facebook page where I post daily motivation, informative articles, and links to my blog where I have tons of clean eating recipes that focus on helping build lean muscle. Before I go, I’ll leave you with a recipe that I thought was perfect for CEC readers since it is vegan, gluten and lactose free, and well, just downright amazing! These no bake dough balls were inspired by this recipe but I made a few adjustments to make them even cleaner, so go ahead and eat as many as you’d like!

Clean No Bake Dough Balls


1/3 cup walnuts

1/3 cup almonds

1/3 cup gluten free oats

1/2 tsp cinnamon (Or more if you’re a cinna-holic like me)

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 packet Truvia


1. Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse until you have a dough-like consistency.

2. Using hands, roll dough into small balls (I got 6 out of this recipe but feel free to make a double batch if you want more). Warning: your hands will be sticky afterwards!

3. Place dough balls in refrigerator for an hour to harden before serving.

4. Hide them from your boyfriend so that they are not gone when you get home from work the next day. Story of my life!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 26, 2012 at 6:05 am

I’m a cinna-holic too!!! Hard core. :)


Lauren April 26, 2012 at 6:20 am

I love making these balls to have on hand for quick snacking. I haven’t made any in awhile but that should change.


Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 26, 2012 at 6:26 am

Love the addition of cocoa powder with the cinnamon! Two of my favorite ingredients right there!!!


Linz @ Itz Linz April 26, 2012 at 6:36 am

these do look really good!


Ali April 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

I am addicted to these, but mine don’t have cocoa, they have 70% dark choc chips, no truvia, and I use agave instead of syrup. They are SO good and I only let myself have one day or I would eat the entire batch. In fact, I had my last one yesterday so thanks for reminding me to make more!


Angela April 26, 2012 at 6:41 am

Totally out of my last batch of balls so I’ll try this this weekend! :)


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

Never too much cinnamon! :)


Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

Yum, these sound delicious! Very cool idea. :)


Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

Haha I LOVE cinnamon! I’ll have to try these out!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 26, 2012 at 7:18 am

I love snack balls like these! They’re such an easy and convenient snack. And these look delicious too. :D


Lori Lynn April 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

They look really good. Had to pin them to try them some time. Thanks for sharing!


Alex @ runwithin April 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

Look delicious!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen April 26, 2012 at 8:42 am

There can never be enough ball recipes in the world ;) Love these!


Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

These look really good! May have to try them out this weekend


Averie @ Averie Cooks April 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

I love no-bake balls and bites of all kinds and flavors!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes April 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

These look incredible!


kathleen @ the daily crumb April 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

yum! these look delicious. thanks for sharing!!


Diane April 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

These look really good. I’ll be making them minus the chocolate because I’m not the biggest chocolate fan in the world. *gasp* Yes, I know…who doesn’t like chocolate? ;)


Andrea @ Vegvacious April 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

Yum! These look awesome — I love finding recipes of quick & easy balls that aren’t sweetened by dates :)


Raquel April 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Ahh my two favourite bloggers working together :) LOVE IT!


Lindsay April 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm

How do you get clean sugar-free maple syrup? I thought all sugar-free syrup was sweetened with artificial sweetener. Please let me know if there is a clean product out there because I’d love to try it!!


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner April 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

What a fabulous recipe!!! Thank you so much! <3


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