No Bake Energy Bites

These Energy Bites are an easy no bake healthier treat. Perfect as a post-workout pick-me-up or as a good-for-you afternoon kid’s snack. No fuss, fast and easy and with few delicious ingredients!

Energy bites on a glass dish.

After the gym I usually buy myself some energy balls, but as food has gotten pretty expensive these days, I decided, why not make my own?

Recipe ingredients

  • Oats – rolled oats
  • Chia seeds – can be substituted with flax seeds or a combination of both
  • Peanut butter – crunchy, smooth or natural peanut butter
  • Honey – or maple syrup
  • Coconut – unsweetened
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate chips – semi sweet or milk or a mixture

Are chia seeds good for you?

The seeds are high in fiber, which can help to lower high blood pressure and, which can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Chia seeds are also high in fibre.

How to make them

In a blender or food processor add the rolled oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, coconut and vanilla. Blend until combined.

Mixing the ingredients in a food processor.

Stir in the chocolate chip. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Ingredients mixed and made into balls.

Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Are No Bake Energy Bites healthy?

Also known as Protein Bites, this snack is packed with nutrients, they are high in protein, contain healthy fats, carbs and fibre. Therefore they are filling and help rebuild muscle.

  • If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate 30-40 minutes before rolling into a ball.
  • These can also be made into bars. Place the mixture into a parchment paper lined square baking pan. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before cutting.
  • Mini chocolate chips mix easier than regular, although regular can be used.
  • Try not to eat them all at once! 😉
One on a board and some in a white dish.

FAQs

What can I use instead of peanut butter?

The perfect substitutes are: almond, cashew, walnut, hazelnut and pecan butters. These are great at providing heart-healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants.

Can I add nuts?

Yes, you can. It’s best to use finely ground nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. You might need to add a little more honey to get it to stick together or you can add less oats.

How to store Energy Bites

The bites should be stored in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

How to freeze them

Place the bites on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Move to a freezer safe container or bag and freeze. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

I hope you enjoy these No Bake Energy Bites as much as I do! Let me know what you think!

Bites on a white dish.

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Bites on a white dish.

No Bake Energy Bites

Erika Marucci
These Energy Bites are an easy no bake healthier treat. Perfect as a post-workout pick-me-up or as a good-for-you afternoon kid's snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bites
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup Rolled oats
  • ¼ cup Chia seeds or flax seeds
  • ½ cup Peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ cup Chocolate chips (mini semi sweet)

Instructions
 

  • In a blender or food processor add the rolled oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, coconut and vanilla. Blend until combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chocolate chip. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before eating. Enjoy!

Notes

If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate 30-40 minutes before rolling into a ball.
These can also be made into bar, although the recipe should be doubled to fit the pan. Place the mixture into a parchment paper lined 8 inch square baking pan. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before cutting.
Mini chocolate chips mix easier than regular, although regular can be used.
The perfect substitutes for peanut butter are: almond, cashew, walnut, hazelnut and pecan butters. 
You can add nuts if you wish. It’s best to use finely ground nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. You might need to add a little more honey to get it to stick together or you can add less oats.
The bites should be stored in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
To freeze the bites, place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Move to a freezer safe container or bag and freeze. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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