If you’re looking for a simple snack solution as your schedule heats up into fall, energy balls are your answer. They’re not only portable and customizable: Most offer a combination of protein and healthy fats and carbs that’ll give you and the fam plenty of energy and keep you satisfied.

They’re the perfect replacement for store-bought protein and granola bars — you’re able to choose the ingredients to ensure you’re eating something that’s actually healthy! Plus, if you’re on a budget, they’re often less expensive. Make a big batch over the weekend and you’ll be snacking happy all week.

Check out the recipes below for a variety of energy ball ideas and pick a few to try based on your favorite flavors and snacking needs.

Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls

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No time for breakfast? No worries. Pop two or three of these blueberry muffin energy balls into your bag for a quick, energizing option that you can eat in the car without making a huge mess. Get the recipe.

German Chocolate Energy Bites with Pecans

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Have your cake and eat it, too! These bites may taste decadent with their rich chocolate flavor, but they’re actually packed with nutrients and are great as a pre-workout snack. Get the recipe.

Apple Pie Larabar Balls

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Filled with apple cinnamon goodness, these vegan and gluten-free energy balls require only seven ingredients. They taste just like everyone’s favorite pie. The only thing missing is a little vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe.

No Bake Energy Balls

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If you love peanut butter and granola, you’ll love these super simple energy balls. They take about 10 minutes to whip up and there’s no need for baking or a food processor. Just be sure to save these for after school. They do have peanuts, which many schools don’t allow. Get the recipe.

Healthy Vanilla Cake Balls

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There’s really nothing better than treats with sprinkles. Unless, of course, that treat is also loaded with healthy ingredients. It’s the best of both worlds! Spoiler alert: These balls are made with chickpeas, but you’d never know it. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Larabar Balls

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Satisfy your craving for pumpkin-spice-everything this fall with these energy balls. They’re made with just five simple ingredients: dates, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt. Get the recipe.

Thin Mint Protein Balls

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These are protein balls that taste like the Girl Scout cookie we all love. They’re packed with good-for-you ingredients like dates, cashews, and chocolate protein powder. Added bonus: They’re vegan and gluten-free, too. Get the recipe.

Superfood Energy Balls

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Antioxidant-rich superfoods like goji berries and mulberries ensure these superfood energy balls will give you a boost of sustained energy. You’ll also get all the added health benefits from the berries. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Protein Balls

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The ultimate culinary duo, peanut butter and chocolate, come together to create an energy ball that has the texture and flavor of cookie dough. Plus, each ball has 4 grams of protein! What’s not to love? Get the recipe.

Cherry Larabar Balls

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These raw balls combine almonds, cashews, dates, slightly tart cherries, and shredded coconut. I don’t know what it is about the sour cherry and coconut combo, but it’s addicting! Get the recipe.

Brittany is a health coach, personal trainer, and author of the site eatingbirdfood.com, where she shares recipes, workouts, wellness articles, travel adventures, and more. She focuses on living a balanced life through healthy habits over dieting. Tather than promoting a specific diet, she strives to share real-food, plant-focused meals that are not only nutritious, but also delicious and satisfying. Get inspired to live a healthy, balanced life by visiting her blog and connecting with her on Instagram.