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No-Bake Energy Bites

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No-Bake Energy Bites is a delicious and easy to make snack that is the perfect burst of energy for those time when you need something healthy and sweet.

Sometimes I crave a healthy snack that tastes more like dessert. Basically rich, sweet, and delicious. It is even better if the snack is also packed with ingredients that are sure to boost my energy without requiring the use of the oven. 

No-Bake Energy Bites are the perfect snack to help with that. It is loaded with flavor, sweetened with honey and chocolate, plus contains fiber and a good amount of healthy fat. 

How do you make No-Bake Energy Bites?

This recipe begins with adding oats and coconut to a food processor and pulsing until it resembles a coarse meal. 

Next, add in all of the other ingredients and process until the mixture comes together and sticks onto itself. 

Remove and form into ball shapes. Place in the refrigerator or freezer to allow them to set until firm and enjoy. 

Can You Eat Raw Oats in Energy Bites? 

This recipe requires raw rolled oats. It is perfectly fine to eat uncooked oats in this recipe. Make sure to use rolled oats also known as old fashioned oats. Instant oats or quick-cooking oats can be substituted instead, just be sure to check the ingredient list on the package that it is rolled oats cut into smaller pieces only and no other ingredients. I would not use steel-cut oats for this recipe. If you prefer to use gluten-free rolled oats, those work well. 

Can Energy Bites be Frozen? 

Energy Bites can definitely be frozen or stored in the freezer. If stored in the freezer make sure it is in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag. Allow the energy bites to thaw for a few minutes before serving. Storing in the freezer will extend the freshness of the energy bites by another week. 

Tips for Making the Best No-Bake Energy Bites: 

  • Make sure to use ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal instead of whole flaxseeds. 
  • If the mixture is loose and not sticking together when forming a ball, add in a little more peanut butter or honey. 
  • May place loose mixture into the refrigerator to firm up for a few minutes before forming into little balls. 
  • May substitute the peanut butter for almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter
  • Can use sweetened coconut instead. 
  • If you do not have a food processor, mix by hand using a medium-size bowl.

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No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites is a delicious and easy to make snack that is the perfect burst of energy for those time when you need something healthy and sweet.
5 from 9 votes
Print Rate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy bites, healthy snack, no bake energy bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 258kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  • Using a food processor, add in the oats and coconut. Pulse until it is coarsely ground.
  • Add in the peanut butter, honey, ground flaxseed, vanilla extract, salt, and half of the chocolate chips.
  • Pulse until thoroughly combined and the mixture begins to stick together.
  • Add the rest of the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, measure out the mixture and roll each individual scoop into balls.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set or in the freezer until firm.
  • Store in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

  • Make sure to use ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal instead of whole flaxseeds. 
  • If the mixture is loose and not sticking together when forming a ball, add in a little more peanut butter or honey. 
  • May place loose mixture into the refrigerator to firm up for a few minutes before forming into little balls. 
  • May substitute the peanut butter for almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter
  • Can use sweetened coconut instead. 
  • If you do not have a food processor, mix by hand using a medium-size bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    August 14, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    5 stars
    This is an awesome and guilt free snack idea! The best part is that I can grab them and go!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 15, 2019 at 8:14 AM

      Thank you Tamara! This snack is the perfect grab and go option.

  • Reply
    Brittany Fiero
    August 14, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    5 stars
    These energy bites look amazing! I love that they are no-bake. I also didn’t know that you can freeze them. I’ll have to make a batch or two and freeze some now. Pinning this for sure.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM

      Thank you Brittany! Yes, they are perfect straight out the freeze. Hope you love them as much as I do.

  • Reply
    Renia
    August 14, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    5 stars
    Legit saving this recipe. I can’t do peanut butter but I’m sure my sunbutter would work just fine!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 15, 2019 at 8:12 AM

      Hi Renia! Yes, sunbutter will work just as well. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    August 15, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    5 stars
    I love making Energy Bites! Such an easy, quick way to snack on something healthy! Your tips are so helpful and these bites look delicious!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 16, 2019 at 8:46 AM

      Thank you Shanika! I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Reply
    Mila Clarke Buckley
    August 16, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    5 stars
    You never disappoint! I love your recipes and I can’t wait to add this one to my snackbox!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM

      Thank you so much Mila!!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    August 17, 2019 at 8:16 AM

    5 stars
    I just tasted some of these bites for the first time the other day and loved them!! I would love to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 17, 2019 at 9:42 AM

      Yay! They are such a delicious snack. Give it a try.

  • Reply
    Jazz
    August 17, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    5 stars
    I love these for a pre-workout snack because they’re so convenient and yummy!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 20, 2019 at 9:34 PM

      Yes Jazz!! It is perfect for that!

  • Reply
    Aline
    August 17, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    5 stars
    You had a me at no-bake, girl!! Perfect guilt free recipe for summer snacking!! Thanks for sharing xx

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM

      Thank you so much Aline!! They are perfect for summer!

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