15 Kid-friendly Snack Balls

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I was sitting at dancing with a fellow dance-mum the other week, and we were idly scrolling through facebook and chatting (as you do) and we both kept seeing posts for snack balls in our feed. We both wondered out loud if they tasted as good as they looked, if they were easy to make, and most importantly – would our kids eat them?

We each have different dietary requirements – her family is gluten free (among other things) and we are peanut free (and a few other nuts) – but there seemed like lots of health-ish snack ball options out there, so I promised I’d put together a list and share it here so we could give them a go.

I’ve trawled through my favourite recipe blogs, and scrolled through facebook, and searched on pinterest and I’ve come up with 15 kid-friendly healthy-ish snack ball recipes to try.


15 Kid-friendly Snack Balls

Granola Bar Bites from Mother’s Niche – gluten free if using gluten free oats

Apricot and Oat Balls from Be a Fun Mum – nut free, gluten free if using gluten free oats.

Healthy Bites Toddlers can Make from Laughing Kids Learn – nut free, gluten free if using gluten free oats.

Homemade Energy Balls from Real Life at Home – gluten free if using gluten free oats

Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls from One Green Planet – gluten free, peanut free.

Coconut Orange Date Balls from Sensual Appeal – gluten free

Chocolate Almond Date Balls from Something Swanky – gluten free, peanut free.

No-bake Carrot Snack Balls from Kids Activity Blog – gluten free, potentially nut free

Spiced Fig Energy Balls from Super Healthy Kids – peanut free

Date and Coconut Balls from Childhood101 – gluten free, nut free.

Trail Mix Energy Bites from Give Me Some Oven

Apricot Coconut and Muesli Balls from The Organised Housewife.

Caramel Apple Balls from The NY Melrose Family – nut free, gluten free if you use gluten free oats

Banana Oat Balls from Planning With Kids – nut free, gluten free if you use gluten free oats.

Cookie Dough Snack Balls from Primally Inspired – gluten free.


Have you tried a snack ball recipe?
What did you think? Do you have a favourite?


*Experiment with Agave Syrup and Diabetic Jam instead of Honey and Molasses for more sugar friendly recipes if so desired 


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