No-Bake Energy Bites

February 5, 2012 by Ali

This no bake energy bites recipe is super simple to make, made with healthier ingredients, and they taste like no bake cookies! Be sure to click around on the site for more delicious and healthy recipes ideas.

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

Hail to the no bake energy bites!

A few years ago when I first posted this recipe, I had never even heard of the term. But now after literally millions of pageviews on this recipe, and watching countless other recipes pop up online, and making about 5.2 million batches of these myself, I think it’s safe to say that no bake energy bites are a “thing”. And they are deliciously here to stay.

I don’t know about you all, but I love these little guys.

Ever since my friend Courtney first introduced me to them on a ski trip in Breckenridge a few years ago, this no bake energy bites recipe has been on regular rotation in my house. And for someone who doesn’t dig recipe repeats or leftovers all that often, that’s saying something. I make a big batch at least once a month, and love popping them as an easy breakfast, a quick snack, a pop of protein before a workout, or even occasionally as a sweet dessert.

I’ve also posted about five different variations of this recipe on the site, from Cranberry Pistachio to Almond Joy to Nutella to Trail Mix energy bites. And I also have all sorts of tips from those who have questions about nutrition and ingredient substitutions. So scroll on down for the recipe, and hopefully we can answer any or your questions too. So that all the world can enjoy All The Energy Bites. :)

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

I have to say that the original recipe for these No Bake Energy Bites is still my fav. I originally just slightly adapted it from the blog Smashed Peas & Carrots, who came up with the brilliant idea for these all to begin. The recipe calls for:

  • chocolate chips
  • toasted coconut
  • vanilla extract
  • peanut butter
  • old fashioned oats
  • honey (or agave nectar)
  • freshly ground flaxseed

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

To make the no bake energy bites, just stir all of those ingredients together until combined. (Or if you get tired of using a spoon, just use your hands. I do!)

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

Once the mixture is combined, pop it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes so that it will harden slightly. This will help make it easier to roll it into balls.

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

Then once the mixture has cooled slightly, shape it however you please! I like shaping mine into 1-inch balls. But you can make yours smaller or larger. Or if you’d rather, just press the mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper, and you can make energy bars instead. Whatever sounds good to you!

The best thing about this recipe is that it is super flexible as well. So if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, or if you are just looking for other substitution ideas, feel free to use:

  • Different (or no) chocolate: I generally use dark chocolate chips. But you can also substitute in any other kinds of chips (butterscotch, milk chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon chips, etc.). Or if you are vegan, I recommend cacao nibs. Or if you don’t dig chocolate, you can leave this part out all together.
  • Different nut butter: If you are allergic to peanuts, feel free to substitute in any other kinds of nut butter, like almond buttersunflower seed butter, cashew butter, or others. (For a great tutorial on homemade nut butters, check out this great post from Tasty Yummies.)
  • Different sweetener: I really prefer honey in this recipe. But agave also works and is vegan, and some readers have had success with alternative sweeteners too.

In general, if you start experimenting with different ingredients or leave some ingredients out entirely, the balance of the recipe may be a little “off”. So if they get too dry, add a few more of the sticky ingredients like honey and/or peanut butter. If they get too gooey, add in more oats.

The name of the game with this recipe is customization. So feel free to give them a try and keep tweaking them to whatever specific combination tastes and feels good to you. Cheers to more energy bites in our future!

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No-Bake Energy Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 3 dozen



Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 balls.

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

Here’s the original photo from this recipe, circa 2012. :)

No Bake Energy Bites | #glutenfree #vegan

Be sure to also check out my other no-bake energy bites recipes too:

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites Recipe |

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

Almond Joy Energy Bites |

Almond Joy Energy Bites


Nutella Energy Bites Recipe |

Nutella Energy Bites

Trail Mix Energy Bites |

Trail Mix Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites -- these delicious bites are perfect for breakfast, snacking, even dessert! | #vegan

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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1,132 thoughts on “No-Bake Energy Bites

  1. These are excellent!
    My kids love them so much!
    They were much too sweet for us, however, so I use half the honey and the other half coconut oil.
    We also add chopped walnuts and unsalted sunflower seeds.

    - Katy

  2. I wanted more of a recovery bite- we live 40 minutes away from where we bike and I prefer to eat as soon as I put the bike up. I don’t want the ready made stuff with preservatives, so I made these, deleting the chocolate ( I am sensitive to caffeine). I add a scoop of protein powder, about a quarter cup of ground nuts( I used almond left over from another recipe) and maple syrup for the extra liquid needed to make it stick together. All the other ingredients stay the same. To me, they taste like cinnamon rolls.

    - Mary wikswo

  3. Is the original recipe gluten free? My friend is allergic to gluten and expecting, I’d like to make her a batch or two but I know nothing about what contains gluten and what doesn’t. Thanks!

    - Annie

  4. Something is definitely off in this recipe. I followed the directions to the letter like so many other commenters and they are just crumbling apart-they don’t stick together at all. Very disappointed as this was going to be my daughter’s before practice this week and now they are going in the trash.

    - Melinda

    • Hi Melinda,

      Sorry that these were too dry. Different ingredient brands can affect how sticky these become. If they are too dry in the future, I recommend using more peanut butter. Best wishes!


      - Ali

  5. FYI, chocolate IS vegan. Many BRANDS are not, if they contain milk, but the cacao processed into chocolate that is sold to confectioners is dairy-free. Each company adds their own mix of fillers and emulsifiers and such.

    - Ludicrous Mama

  6. will try no bake energy bites only issue l have is peanut butter

    - antonia canjar

  7. Can you tell me how many calories would be in a 1-inch ball of the original recipe?

    - Barbara

  8. This is my absolute favorite recipe and I make it weekly. Since I’m currently pregnant and will be nursing, they are a fabulous way to get a quick healthy snack in on the go. I love that if you’re in a hurry, they can be made with just six ingredients and the recipe is simple enough to substitute out things if you happen to be out of something. 5 stars in my book for sure!

    - LeeAnn G Taylor

  9. I brought these to a long swim meet (6+ hours!) For a quick burst of energy, and to share with my teammates. Left them unattended for 5 minutes, and they were gone! I made these with half maple syrup and half honey, but they didn’t stick together well. Also had whole flax seeds and a few sunflower seeds. Using cocoa nibs also gave a good caffeine dose, as coffee doesn’t bode well before races. Great, even in crumble form (had to pinch some out)!

    - maddy

  10. I made these with almond butter and added a little cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Also used maple syrup instead of honey and I toasted the oats a little. Oh these are so good! Thanks for such a simple, yes delicious recipe!

    - Neelam

  11. Do you have an approx. calorie count for the original energy balls?


    - Cheryl

    • Hi Cheryl,

      If you read through the comment section, quite a few readers have calculated nutrition facts. You can calculate approximate facts at, although I don’t trust its accuracy so hesitate to publish them on the site. Good luck!


      - Ali

  12. I wish the recipe contained proper portion information ie 1lb of oats etc as opposed to cups. Cups come in all shapes and sizes. Would also make it easier to work out the calorie content.

    - Sara

    • When recipes call for a cup or any variation such as 1/2 or 1/4 they are talking about actual measuring cups. Not just cups you use for drinking out of. All measuring cups are equal no matter what they look like. The only difference is if you are measuring liquids versus non-liquids. Glass measuring cups are best for liquids because you can fill the cup all the way to the exact line. With a metal measuring cup you always lose a small amount because if you filled it all the way it would spill.

      - Catherine

    • Hi Sara, 1 cup of old fashioned oats will equal 2.8 ounces (dry).

      - Ali

  13. I just made these this evening and wowzers!! They are so good. I can’t wait to grab a couple for my morning workout.

    Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe.

    - Valerie

  14. Any ideas to fit more protein in without adding more carbs?? I made as is without the coconut and used flax seed instead of wheat germ. I’d love to get more than 2 grams of protein per ball. Thanks!!

    - Angela

  15. Can these be frozen and stored?? We are going camping in a few weeks and if I can do some snack prep ahead of time it will really help.

    - Kelli

  16. I am making these for my grandson who is a runner. So calorie count and substitutions arent my concern! In fact, the more good fats, calories, carbs, protein, the better! Making them today!

    - Linda C

  17. Made these for the 1st time last night. They are GREAT especially after 24 hrs in the fridgerator where they really firm up. I added 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries to them and used dark chocolate chips. Will definitely make them again.

    - Marsha

  18. I absolutely love how many variations you can make for for this recipe! I particularly like adding unsweetened 100% cacao powder into the mix for a healthy, chocolatey flavor without a huge amount of added calories or fat, even the picky eaters in our family love it :) I’ve tried adding whole nuts to the recipe but I found that they can make it slightly cumbersome to roll it into balls so I chopped them up instead and found that they give it a nice crunch :D

    - Calixa Akmon

  19. Hey! I have made this with only peanut butter, muesli, sugar, and vanilla extract! Its really good! I make this in the night ( the mixture) and make balls.. then freeze throughout night and pack them in morning for school!!! Really good! and doesnt become sticky! Must try!

    - Shauna

  20. For extra nuttiness, try lightly browning the oats in a cast iron skillet. I also substituted toasted whole wheat Cream of Wheat because I didn’t have wheat germ. Perhaps not as nutritional, but added an extra crunch. My whole family loves them.

    - Bunny

  21. OH MY GOD I LOVE THESE!! I can’t make enough of these to keep up with the demand in my household! The only thing I did differently is I used rice crisp cereal in place of coconut to trim down the calories. Its really good this way and makes them a bit crunchy…although, I bet its tastier with coconut :) Thanks so much for posting this recipe!!

    - Chrissy

  22. I have made these with old fashion oats and they were fantastic. My children who are now teenagers and adults love them. Can I use steel cut oats in them next time?

    - Yo

  23. Hi,

    I made these but I used reconstituted PB2. Same great taste but cuts the calories down.

    - Letty

  24. Not sure if this has been suggested but I omitted the chocolate chips and dipped the chilled balls in good dark chocolate. Totally took care of the stickiness issues. I eat a few of these in the car on my drive to work.

    - Kim

  25. Do you know how many calories are in each energy ball?

    - Tara

  26. If you add dried cherries? They taste like Tootsie Rolls. Very delish!

    - CeCe Mack

  27. Just out of curiosity, do you have to use coconut or can that be left out? Everything else sounds yummy!

    - CeCe Mack

    • I recommend leaving it in (and this, by the way, from someone who’s not a huge fan of coconut — it’s not overpowering in this recipe at all). But if need be, you can just add in a few extra tablespoons of oats to replace the coconut.

      - Ali

  28. Just made them and my 4 year old loves them. These are great. Thanks.

    - nadisha

  29. Nevermind, I saw the calorie comments below ;)

    - erica

  30. You didn’t happen to figure out the nutritional value for these did you?

    - erica

  31. If I wanted them slightly firmer, could they be baked a few minutes? Has anyone tried this?

    - Kelly giewat

    • Hi Kelly,

      I have not tried baking them, and would probably not recommend it. I just pop mine in the fridge for a bit to make them firmer. Good luck!


      - Ali

  32. My friend and I have made these twice now and we are obsessed!! They are delicious healthy little snacks that easily satisfy a sweet tooth craving!! We highly recommend them!!!

    - Clara/Caroline

  33. I made these with Grades 1, 2, and 3 students as part of our School Snack Club. They were no leftovers for them to take home!!! We substituted WOW butter instead of peanut butter as we are a nut free school.

    - Karen Brown

  34. I made these this morning and used maple syrup instead of honey. They are not sticking together at all! I don’t know what to add… water? oil? more PB? Please help me out. This recipe is way too dry and I made it exactly like it is, using the same portions you have stated. Thanks

    - Norma Pescherine

    • I would add more peanut butter. Different peanut butters often have different levels of thickness/stickyness. And be sure to refrigerate the mixture before rolling — that will help it to stick together.

      - Ali

  35. Yum, I’ll be giving these a try!

    - Moonweaver

  36. Thank you for the recipe. I used mine with quackery instant oats, and I made my own hazelnut butter instead of the peanut butter, and I toasted unsweetened coconut, used dark chocolate chips and a few butterscotch chips, and omitted the chia, and used everything as usual

    - Jade

  37. Awesome recipe. One improvement I made was to roll the balls in a flax meal and chia seed mix. They weren’t sticky then.

    - colin

  38. They turned out great!
    I added dried cranberries, chopped almonds, and some brown sugar. I was out of honey, and only used half the amount of maple syrup (it was cheap maple syrup). Luckily, this didn’t seem to keep them from staying together. ;)

    - Annie

  39. Great Idea! Made it and loveeddd it. Added mashed banana to them as well. Look and taste perfect.

    - mary

  40. Love this recipe! I often make it just as above but ran out of oatmeal. So instead I substituted a packet of Maple & Brown sugar instant oatmeal from Trader Joes and omitted the honey….so delectable! Probably not as healthy but sure was tasty!

    - Christine

  41. I made these with oatmeal, peanut butter, flaxseed, dried cranberries, agave, chia seeds, and the vanilla. They turned out great with no coconut shavings I only had added about 1 tbsp extra of the oatmeal to substitute. My batch yielded 17 balls, with the following nutrition facts per ball:
    -Calories: 141
    -Fat: 6.7g
    -Sodium: 26.8mg
    -Carbs: 15.6g
    -Protein: 3.5g
    -Calcium: 1.9%
    -Iron: 4.9%

    At 141 calories per ball, these are definitely a one-per-day luxury snack. I do love that these mini energy bites are boosting with 3.5g protein though…they are good alternative to store bought granola bars, and they hold you over longer.

    - Moriah

  42. Just made these, they came out great! I used chunky almond butter, goji berries, grade B maple syrup and did add the chia seeds. Left out the chocolate. Thanks for an amazing recipe I will make for yrs to come!

    - Caroline

  43. These lil balls are so good and very easy to make thanks for the recipe

    - Daytonalynn

  44. These are very good! I did exact recipe but did leave out the optional chia seeds just cuz I don’t have on hand. They were more crumbly than expected so I ended up placing piles into middle of Saran wrap and gathering it around and squeezing hard to form tight balls. Worked well.

    - Torrey

  45. Calories per ball = 93 (based on a batch of 24)*
    Carbs = 10g; Fat = 5g; Protein = 2g; Sodium = 16mg; Sugar = 6g; Fiber = 2g.

    *I made this recipe as indicated except I used oat bran instead of wheat germ. I also used honey, chia seeds and milk chocolate chips. Depending on your substitutions, you could probably reduce the fat & sugar if you wanted to.

    - wd21

  46. From my calculations if you make the recipe as shown (I used 62% dark chocolate and shredded it) and if you divide them into 25 balls they’re about 87 calories a piece.

    - Kassy

  47. These are my new favorite. My family loves them. I think I might try more honey so they are less crumbly. Thanks for the recipe!

    - Mads

  48. How many calories per ball?

    - chantel

  49. Looking forward to trying this! Thanks to all for putting this out there.

    - Janice

  50. My family and I stumbled upon this recipe by chance. We have since made and shared it with all our family and friemds! We love it!!

    - Amy Glaviano Redmond

  51. Me, my husband, and our kids LOVE these! I made the first batch last week and we’ve just been making and eating batch after batch since then. We are having fun playing around with what to put in them. Thanks for sharing!

    - Bernadette

  52. I have been eating these for months and absolutely LOVE them! Quick question… do you think I could use steel cut oats instead of rolled oats? Steel cut oats are far heavier and denser, so I’m not sure how it would balance. Thanks!

    - Angela

  53. I love this recipe!!!! These are a huge hit in our house, and I love that they’re so flexible.

    - Dawn Winter

  54. Does anyone have the nutrition facts on these energy bites?

    - Veronica Ortiz

  55. Hooray! I LOVE these little guys. I have made them a few times with different combinations of nut butters and sometimes replacing chocolate chips with raisins or dried blueberries. They are so good. Even my roommate, who normally turns her nose up at my “weird hippie food”, loved these.

    The only thing I wish is that I could make them without traces of nuts. Any suggestions for replacements? I am a teacher and I hesitate to bring these to school because of allergies, but I love them sooo much.

    - Hilary

    • @Hilary, my husband is allergic to nuts and we use a peanut butter substitute such as sunbutter, wow butter, or soy nut butter, then check all the ingredients to make sure none of them say they are processed/made in a shared facility or on shared equipment with peanuts/tree nuts. it takes some footwork, though, to make sure you have safe brands. Hershey’s chips (the last I checked) are safe for nuts, and oats usually are too, but the chia seeds/flaxseed meal/wheat germ can be trickier.

      - Jill

      • I would suggest that you make your own sunbutter as the stuff I found at the store (Winco) showed that it might have traces of nuts. (sunflower seeds+ olive oil in a food processor=sunbutter). I read that using raw sunflowers is better because the roasted ones are already cooked and that prevents the creaminess.
        However, I prefer the taste of roasted!

        - Jenny

  56. I have made these energy bites 4 times in the last week. They are gone with in a day and a half. They are that good.

    - M Mitchell

  57. The photo should be titled “Courtney and me on the slopes” , to be grammatically correct. Love the recipe!!!

    - Nadya

  58. These turned about pretty amazing. I totally forgot the flaxseed, but they were still great. I’m taking them to work tomorrow to share :)

    - Technus

  59. I just made 2 batches of these and loved both of them! For the first batch, I used: oats, maple syrup, honey, ground flaxseed, chopped almonds, peanut butter, vanilla extract, & chocolate chips. For the second batch, I used: oats, honey, toasted coconut flakes, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, chia seeds, & vanilla extract. I calculated the nutritional value of each to be an average of 120 calories, 5 grams of protein, 15 carbs, and 4 g fat. My favorite were the ones with dried cranberries! Thanks for the recipe!

    - Steph

  60. I just made these and they are so good! I am on a healthy eating and calorie counting eating plan. Any idea of the calorie count on these? I am so excited to make these my go to when I have a sweet craving! Please help me on this so I can keep track of what I’m eating. Thanks!

    - Alice

  61. I made these, my sister and husband love them as well. I made a few switches/additions. I toasted the oatmeal in a dry skillet until golden brown and sprinkle with cinnamon and let cool. I added sunflower seeds/no chia. I did mostly wheat germ and the remainder flax seed. Will be making these often. I am going to try pumpkin, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds. Yummy. Thanks.

    - Ana S

  62. These are thee devil! I devoured 5 alone at my lunch break today. Substitute peanut butter for almond butter and you’ve got yourself a ‘you can’t only eat one’ energy ball..
    The best, worst thing for you!

    Thank you :)

    - Megan

  63. Just made these one word …… YUM! As a personal trainer and fitness instructor I’m always trying to find tasty substitutes for all the processed artificial things out there that I can recommend to clients, this one is going into my recipe book.


    - Jenfitness Nicolaou

  64. I have made these several times. My girls love them! I usually omit the coconut and substitute Rice Krispie cereal.
    Also, I dont wait for them to cool in the fridge. I just use a cookie scoop and call it good.

    - Andrea

  65. My father-in-law hates coconut so I substituted with three honey graham crackers and they ended up being AMAZING!!!! Just and FYI for anyone who is not a fan of coconut. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, everyone raves about these!

    - Connie

  66. Instead of 1 cup oatmeal, I used 1/2 cup each of oatmeal and rice krispies, and instead of the 1/2 cup each of flaxseed & chocolate chips, I used 1/3 cup each of chopped walnuts, slivered almonds and sunflower seeds. In place of the 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, I used wheat germ. They freeze well and I take out one every morning to take to work.

    - Michele

  67. Do you know how many calories are in these bites?

    - Sharmon Savoie

    • Nutrition Facts
      User Entered Recipe

      25 Servings

      Amount Per Serving

      Calories 124.9

      Total Fat 7.4 g

      Saturated Fat 3.5 g

      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g

      Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g

      Cholesterol 0.0 mg

      Sodium 41.7 mg

      Potassium 38.5 mg

      Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g

      Dietary Fiber 1.7 g

      Sugars 6.8 g

      Protein 2.5 g

      Using the calculator from spark people Exact ingredients using honey, semi sweet chips, peanut butter creamy.

      - Johnnie

  68. Can’t wait to try these! Loving the reviews!

    DO THEY HAVE TO STAY REFRIGERATED? Please let me know.. was going to freeze the balls, then take on a camping trip.

    - Joyous

    • Hi Joyous,

      Nope, they don’t need to stay refrigerated. That just helps them hold their shape and not fall apart a little easier. :)


      - Ali

  69. I went to the store and bought all of the ingredients. I’m a college student and didn’t have anything but oatmeal and peanut butter. Just tried my first bite and it’s delicious! And so easy to make! I can’t wait to share with my roommates. I used quaker oaks, maple syrup, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, peanut butter, flax seeds, and vanilla extract. Super simple!

    - Julia

  70. I cooked down some dates and used that as a “glue” to stick them together and they were fabulous!

    - wendy

  71. I added some soft extra virgin coconut oil to mine. It allowed me to cut back on the honey and EVCO has so many excellent health properties. I also added some almond meal in place of some of the oats. They were delicious and the whole family loved them. They’re a great snack to make with the kids.

    - Lynae

  72. These have been my go-to snack for at least a year. I make a batch when I know I’ll need energy throughout the week. In fact, I’m even making them for a networking even tonight! I can’t wait to try your other energy ball recipes.

    - Danielle

  73. I have made these for my daughters volleyball team and they love them. I add a scoop of chocolate protein powder to the recipe!

    - Lola

  74. How many of these can you eat at a time? and do you think they are ok to eat if you are pregnant?

    - Dawn

    • Is your first question a question or a challenge, Dawn? Lol…I just made my first batch, and if my husband and I can put our spoons down long enough to let them cool in the fridge, I might get to form one actual ball, lol…delicious!!!!!!

      - Janice

    • There is nothing listed in the ingredients that would prevent a pregnant woman from eating them. As with anything, eat in moderation. I guess how many would depend on how many calories are in one ball. Likely 1 or 2 wouldn’t be excessive.

      - Anne Pumfery (@scientistanne)

  75. FYI everyone, these are loaded with sugar. Great for bodybuilders and athletes. Bad for the average person that just wants to “lose weight”.

    - skyduster

  76. i loved this! but instead of peanut butter i used nutella!! tasted awesome!!

    - Laurie

  77. These were awesome! I am an EMT and spend my day on an ambulance. These are easy to pack and require no utensils. Just an FYI, flaxseed will help regulate your digestive system so be careful when and where you choose to eat them.

    - Zac

  78. I just made these with almond butter and I had a dark chocolate bar, so I just chopped some of that up. No coconut or chia seeds, but they were delicious! I ate two as soon as I was done and the little remains that I couldn’t roll up lol thanks for the recipe!

    - De

  79. Ow many calories are I these balls?

    - Karen Boyd

  80. What can you use in place of the coconut? I am allerigic to coconut, but everything else in the recipe sounds great.

    - Judy

  81. Looking the the Nutrition Facts on these.. they are awesome… Kids love the.. Following a strict lifestyle change and nutritional facts would be great..

    - shawna

  82. Help! I just attempted to make these for a second time. First time I used regular honey, second time used raw honey. The mixture is delicious, but both times it was so try it was like trying to form granola into balls. I am an experienced cook/baker and it seems like I am the only one who had this problem. Would you recommend less oats? More PB maybe? I really want this to work… Thanks.

    - Justina

    • I would recommend more peanut butter if it’s not sticking together. Sometimes different PBs have different consistencies. Hopefully that will help! (And be sure to refrigerate the balls — it makes them easier to roll.)

      - Ali

  83. how would you make them into cranola bars form?

    - Anne Marie

    • Just press them into the bottom of a parchment-lined baking dish. Then refrigerate and slice once they have firmed up a bit.


      - Ali

  84. What is the nutritional value? Love them\

    - karin

  85. Is there any way you can add the carb count on some of your recipes this one sounds really tasty but I am on a low carb diet. Thank you so much for your time. I appreciate your help.

    - Linda Zepp

  86. Does anyone have the nutritional value for these? I want to log them in my my fitness pal but don’t know where to start..:( can anyone help? Know of a way to convert recipe to nutritional info? App for that? Thanks so much! I love these but want to log them!!!:)

    - Kim

    • You can create your own recipes in my fitness pal and figure out the calorie content of anything you make home made. Just add in all of the ingredients with the right amounts and my fitness pal figures out the calories for you.

      - Mary

    • For the nutritional value, you can use Myfitnesspal’s recipe section and input each ingredient. I make these into bars and cut them so it equals 15 bars, so 15 servings. I use almonds instead of chocolate chips, and PB2 in place of regular peanut butter. With those substitutions, they have 115 calories and 6 grams of fat per bar. Hope this helps!

      - Kristy

    • If you are a part of My Fitness Pal, all you would have to do is go to the Recipes portion in the Food diary, enter in the all the ingredients based off of what you personally used and their measurements, and then add how many servings you made. The bottom will show the how much calories, carbs, etc, are in the recipe total, and per serving!

      - Stephanie

    • You can use the recipe function. Add each ingredient individually then input the serving amount and the app will do the math for you. It’s a tab in the section when adding foods next to ‘recent’ ‘frequent’ ‘my foods’ and ‘meals’.

      - Jessica

    • I made these and on the My Fitness Pal app, there is a place to add your own recipe. I calculated this recipe based off of 20 bites and it came out to 118 calories each. Hope this helps!

      - Rachel

    • Just create a recipe on My Fitness Pal, and it will determine the calorie count based on the number of servings.

      My recipe that I entered into My Fitness Pal, not including the chia seeds, with 24 servings, yielded 110 calories each.

      - Allison Holtkamp

    • You can use the recipe calculator here:

      They have BUNCHES of healthy recipes as well.

      - Becca

    • Just type the recipe into the recipe tab and it should total up the nutrition info.

      - Krista

  87. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made them and they turned out great. I used toasted walnuts instead of the coconut flakes.

    - Pam

  88. I love these so much! They are a perfect, healthy, quick, easy, satisfying, convenient, fun-to-share, fun-to-make, portion-controlled snack. Thank you very much for sharing!

    - Elizabeth

  89. Love the energy bite. Do you have a calorie count?

    - Pat

  90. I love these! I omitted the coconut and submitted sunflower seeds for the chocolate chips as I wanted to lessen the sugar content. My husband thought they were great too. I did moisten my hands before making the balls and that really helped.

    - Donnie Kay

  91. I used the peanut butter chip/chocolate chip mixture just a little added flavor of the peanut butter. I was thinking of adding raisins instead of coconut the next time.

    - Penny

  92. Woops, I also scoop them with a cookie scoop.

    - Nancy

  93. Started to make something similar to these a couple of months ago and we have to have these in the refrierator now all the time. Sometimes I put a tablespoon or two of cocoa in them. Dried cherries, raisins, chopped toasted almonds. Every batch is different!

    - Nancy

  94. I substituted cinnamon chips. Fortunately available this time of year. I also added a scoop of chocolate protein powder. Yum!

    - Margaret

  95. these look delicious, thanks! have you had experience (good or bad) with freezing these? i intend to double the recipe and freeze most of them if you think they’ll freeze okay.

    thanks! :)

    - kirsten

  96. I just actually had a brilliant thought. I’ve made these before and they’re awesome; I think this time I might make a big mixture and spread it in a non stick cake pan and make them into bars instead.

    - Dana Alan Butler

  97. Any idea what the calorie count is like?

    - Erica Simon

    • Although it depends on what products you used for the recipe, here is the nutrition information from the brands I used.

      25 balls
      Per 1 ball= 92 calories, 5g fat, 11g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g protein, 16mg sodium, 6g sugar.

      Hope that helps!

      - Holly

  98. Just wanted to thank you for the healthier no-bakes recipe. I am an addict to them, since I was a young girl. I make them all the time, but now I can make them with less guilt using this much healthier and more natural ingredients that you have suggested. The funny thing is, I love all of the ingredients, but have never thought to add them to the no-bakes.

    Thanks again.

    - Linda

  99. thank you for this wonderful recipe. I was browsing for something healthy. Made these for my tennis team and they devoured them. Everyone asked for the recipe. I did omit the coconut. Made one batch w/cinnamon chips. My teenagers said these are the best. I love how simple it was to make these.

    - Melinda

  100. 3 things I did different, I did not have honey so I used 1/3 C maple syrup, regular peanut butter and I used wheat germ.
    When I added everything up for WW points, and I made 26 balls it was 3 points per ball. I keep mine in the freezer as they taste better more cold than just in the fridge. So delish!!!

    - Christine

  101. Me and my friend made these and are delicious! i would recommend refrigerating mix for 45 min – hour because it was very soft and hard to mould.

    - Erin

  102. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this before. Definitely trying it! Love all the ideas in the comments!

    - Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron

  103. Thanks so much for this recipe. I made a batch and keep them in the freezer; I thaw two in the fridge overnight and devour them in the morning as pre-workout fuel. They are delicious and filling.

    - Susan

  104. Love these so much. They are wonderful for snacks at work. I used almond butter and left out the coconut. I prefer a smoother taste so ground up the oatmeal and chocolate. They turned out amazing!

    - JoAnn

  105. love these!! I added banana instead of coconut. fantastic!

    - courtney

  106. I made these tonight and didn’t use the chia seeds but did use amber agave nectar. They came out great and stuck together just fine! I too am trying to figure out the calorie count. My batch made 32. I’m guessing from some of the post below that I should probably count about 85 calories each

    - Valerie

  107. Instead of dumping everything and trying to mix, I first mixed all the dry ingredients together. Next, in a seperate bowl, the peanut butter, honey and vanilla til well mixed then stirred into the dry ingredients. I toasted sesame seeds and added a good tablespoon to the mixture. After rolling the balls, I dipped the tops into the remaining sesame seeds and flattened slightly. Deeeeliciou s!!!

    - Dawn

  108. Someone may have posted this substitution idea already, but I ommited chocolate chips and used a Tbsp of cocoa instead. Gave even more of a no-bake taste, maybe a bit healthier, and yummy!

    - Kim M.

  109. What is the nutritional info and calorie count on the delicious no bake energy bites?

    - Pat

  110. I love these! Has anyone tried to freeze them? We’re expecting twins and I would love to be able to have these ready to go when the babies get here.

    - Kristi

  111. These are extremely easy and taste fantastic! Thankful for a healthy ‘cookie’ to keep my tummy satisfied. I got 28 balls and mine are approx 88 calories each.

    - Kori

  112. These are very very good, I didn’t have any coconut flakes and I added raisins and used maple syrup, NOM!

    - Chelsea

  113. Nutrition Facts
    No-bake energy bites

    25 Servings

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 106.2

    Total Fat 6.1 g

    Saturated Fat 2.1 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g

    Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g

    Cholesterol 0.0 mg

    Sodium 22.2 mg

    Potassium 139.3 mg

    Total Carbohydrate 11.2 g

    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g

    Sugars 6.3 g

    Protein 2.4 g

    Vitamin A 0.0 %

    Vitamin B-12 0.0 %

    Vitamin B-6 1.6 %

    Vitamin C 0.3 %

    Vitamin D 0.0 %

    Vitamin E 0.9 %

    Calcium 0.9 %

    Copper 2.1 %

    Folate 2.3 %

    Iron 2.7 %

    Magnesium 3.0 %

    Manganese 6.9 %

    Niacin 0.3 %

    Pantothenic Acid 0.6 %

    Phosphorus 1.8 %

    Riboflavin 0.6 %

    Selenium 0.6 %

    Thiamin 1.3 %

    Zinc 1.1 %

    - Jen

  114. I calculated the calorie count as I made these, using wheat germ, honey, mini chocolate chips, and left out the chia seeds. Making 18 bites total I came up with 130 calories each. If anyone calculated the rest of the nutritional values I would be interested…

    - Jean

  115. These are amazing and so easy to make but what is the nutritional content? I would like to enter these into my app to track meals/exercize ect. but I didn’t see that info.

    - Cheri

  116. What is the nutritional value? Calories?

    - Kelly Byman

    • just add up from each ingredient you use and you will have an accurate picture

      - Kyle

    • I was wondering the same thing. Think you can put all of the ingredients into “recipes” on My Fitness Pal and it’ll calculate it -you just determine how may servings it yields. Hope that helps.

      - Stephanie

  117. Does anyone know the nutritional value of these? Have seen a few people ask but have not seen an answer.

    - Tina

  118. These r great!!! Can I get the nutrition facts please???

    - hannah

  119. Loved your recipe! Honey with peanut butter is great with anything! I had never experimented with flax seeds and really enjoyed the taste. Thanks so much!

    - kathy hammond

  120. Why handle balls if you don’t have to, right? Pressed mixture into 13×9 glass pan. cut squares as needed. also swapped coconut and wheat germ/flaxseed for 2/3 c. sunflower seeds and 1/8 c. extra chia seeds. Added the choc chips and sunflower seeds to a processor so I can work with finer mixture. Lastly, poured 2 tbsp of maple on the surface, worked around the pan by leaning it around like a olive oil on a frying pan.

    - KV

  121. My family loves these, but I was wondering if you have any nutritional info you can post or send me.

    - Terri

  122. YUM! I omitted the coconut (would be great in there, but mine was old), added a scoop of vanilla protein powder, and added a little more peanut butter and honey (it seemed dry to me). Satisfied the cookie dough craving I’ve been dealing with!!

    - Domestic Goddess

  123. I made these yesterday and served today for a group of friends. They loved them. I am one who can never seem to follow a recipe…so here is how I adapted the recipe.
    I used almond butter instead of peanut butter. I wanted a more flat, crunchy granola so I patted the mixture on a lipped round pizza tray lined with foil and lightly sprayed with canola oil. I baked the granola at 325 for about 15-20 minutes. I let it sit in the over with the door open for about 5 minutes more, then cooled completely. I broke into chunks. I will definitely be making this again–with a few adaptions I’m sure:)

    - Liz

  124. I made these the other day and they were so yummy. I could not stop eating them. Only problem I had was that they were not sticky enough to make some of the balls stay together, can you add extra peanut butter or honey to help? If so, how much should you add?

    - AM

  125. I must thank you for sharing this recipe with us :) My daughter needs a high fibre diet and finding sweet snack and desserts that fit in her diet is hard. But I’ve made these 4 times now, always varying the recipe a little bit to fit what I have (or don’t have) on hand and they are always A-mazing!! I’ve added ground flax seeds, crushed high fibre cereal, puffed rice cereal, and even substituted the chocolate chips for mini-m&m’s (my 4 year old daughter was trilled!) I always make a double batch, but they are still gobbled up quickly! I’m going to try another commenters tip and freeze some for an up-coming 18h car trip. Thank you so much again, for sharing. I’ve shared it on Pinterest with credit to you, and linking back to your blog :)

    - Nancy

  126. These are some of my favorite ‘cookies’ to make! i do change them up a bit from the recipe but they never last long in my house. thanks for sharing so many great recipes – i look forward to trying more

    - Laura Waxman

  127. These are some of my favorite ‘cookies’ to make! i do change them up a bit from the recipe but they never last long in my house. thanks for sharing so many great recipes – i look forward to trying more

    - Laura Waxman

  128. Oh my! So good. I just made them and of course I had to taste it before I put it in the fridge. I had to use a little self-control so I didn’t just eat it all right away. haha I can’t wait to try the finished product!! I didn’t have coconut or chia seeds, but I did put in rice krispies. I let my 3-year-old sample it too and he loved it.

    - Carrie

  129. Hi, these bites are delicious. Do you by chance have the nutritional guide? I am diabetic and am enjoying them, but don’t know how much insulin to take.

    Thank you,

    - Cindy

    • Nutrition facts, from, using all ingredients listed (including optional chocolate chips and chia seeds), yielding 20 balls:

      Calories: 128, Carbs: 14 g, Fat: 8 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 31 mg

      - Morgan

    • Reyna posted this lower down in the comments, I hope it helps :)

      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size 28 g 1 ball (based on 20 balls per recipe)
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 123 Calories from Fat 63
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 7.0g
      Saturated Fat 2.5g
      Trans Fat 0.0g
      Cholesterol 1mg
      Sodium 35mg1%
      Total Carbohydrates 11.8g
      Dietary Fiber 2.8g
      Sugars 7.6g
      Protein 3.8g
      Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
      Calcium 3% • Iron 6%
      Nutrition Grade C-
      * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

      - Nancy

  130. Yum! I just finished making these and they turned out great. I added a little coconut milk and oil and the brown rice puffs. so tasty!!
    thanks :D

    - Tif

  131. What’s the nutritional value? How many carbs?

    - LannA

  132. These are delicious! I added some brewer’s yeast to help with lactation since they already had oats and flax seed! Great alternative to “Lactation cookies” for breast feeding moms looking to up their milk supply!

    - Mary

  133. I made these for my DD to take to work. I omitted the coconut and chia seeds, used wheat germ, and added cocoa in place of chocolate chips. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    - KM

  134. I love these as well! I told my trainer about them and he suggested adding protein powder to them. He’s always trying to get me to eat more protein. I’ll try and and let you know how they turn out. I love them though! Thanks!

    - Lauren

  135. Thanks for this awesome recipe! I made the original version and substituted finely chopped mixed nuts for the coconut. (daughter hates coconut). Everyone loved them! I will definitely try other versions. Thanks again!

    - Lisa

  136. I have been making these for months now! My boyfriend LOVES them. He requests them all the time. For him, they are the perfect snack for breakfast before hitting the gym. Our favorite variation is with cranberries. In fact, I just finished a batch and they are chilling in the fridge!

    - Chrissie

  137. These are GREAT! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making these again!!

    - Ronalda

  138. LOVE these! I make them all the time. Do you have any idea how many calories these wonderful things contain?

    - Kelsey

  139. So delicious! I added chopped dates to mine.

    - Noura

  140. Could I substitute the peanut butter with something with no salt?

    - Marisol

    • Peanutbutter does not inherently have salt or sugar in it, though many store bought versions have all kinds of additives. Look for a variety where the only ingredient listed is “peanuts” or “roasted peanuts” preferably organic! :)

      - Glenda

    • You can just buy natural peanut butter, the one I get is only peanuts, no added salt, none at all. Check the labels.

      - Jamie

    • FYI: Some health food stores (Earth Fare) have a grinder where you can make your own peanut butter using their unsalted peanuts.

      - Lisa

  141. Excellent recipe! Thanks so much!
    I used half the amount of maple syrup and it still turned out great. Also I used hemp hearts and sesame seeds as well as the chia and flax. Super delicious and simple!

    - Brenna

  142. *Love these no bake energy bars. We are doing a high protein low carb diet with what they call fuelings for snacks of 100 calories between meals. I know this is a stretch but any best guess on the receipe you put up?? These would be wonderful to have around for my hubby who needs a little sweet sometimes and grumbles about lack of all the time!! Thanks Melissa/

    - melissa

  143. I made them last night and they are perfect! A perfect little bite to crave some hunger during work, will be making these over and over thank for the recipe :)

    - Cari

  144. I subbed maple extract for vanilla. Worked very nicely.

    - Nancy

  145. My family absolutely loves these! We keep them in the freezer and my daughter throws some in a bag to eat while she walks to school in the morning. We double the recipe (and omit the coconut since she doesn’t like coconut shreds) but they still don’t last long. I bring them to work and keep them in the fridge for a good mid afternoon snack. Love love!

    - Jenn

  146. These are absolutely delicious and a huge hit at our house! My husband figures he could eat these every day of the week. I’m just about to make another batch. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    - Three Chicks & One Egg

  147. These are the BEST “heatlhy” snack ever! I received the recipe through my weight management facility, so they are an “approved” snack!! THANK SO MUCH for sharing these yummy treasures!

    - Jerri

  148. I had trouble getting mine to stick together so added a little applesauce which really helped!

    - Alexis

  149. Hi there, I tried these tonight and we loved them!! I wrote a blogpost about it and I credited your blog. Thank you for a great recipe.

    - Pragati Coder

  150. I’ve made these so many times I have lost count! I double sometimes triple the recipe!! I make so much because I have found that they freeze VERY well and having a good number of them in the freezer is great cause you can take a handful of them out for 30 minutes and you have yourself a healthy chocolaty treat!

    As for substitutions, say I am doubling the recipe it would call for 1 cup of chocolate chips (I always use semi-sweet or dark cause I find the honey is very sweet), I will use 3/4 chocolate chips and 1/4 peanut butter chips! OMG to die for! Of course not as healthy but so yummy!!

    As for them being high in calories, well they are better for you than a burger or chocolate bar! The calories and fat you get from these bites are good for you!

    - Amanda

  151. At the bottom it says the recipe makes 20-25 balls. At the top it says 3 dozen.

    Shouldn’t it say 2 dozen at the top? pretty simple math…

    - gem

  152. These sound wonderful but a little high in calorie. Maybe I could make them for my kids or take them camping.

    - Veronica

  153. These are a great snack and even great for a quick breakfast with a banana!
    Also, just thought you’d like to know from one food blogger/photog to another, I believe your image was stolen and used on another blog. :(

    - Regina

  154. Do you know what the calorie count is for these balls?

    - Lisa Feist

  155. Nicole, I experienced a similar issue with the sticky fingers and just washed my hands in between rolling 5-6 bites, as it seemed that what was sticking was the little bits on my hands. No biggie, you just have to be creative and try some things.

    - Elizabeth

  156. Hello, I posted 12 days ago and am still awaiting a reply from someone if not at least the writer of this recipe, if no reply, what is the point of posting? I am waiting to make these again and have others wanting me to make some for them, so please someone……..

    - Nicole

  157. Thanks so much for this recipe! I was starting to get a craving and these did the trick. I am currently on a hybrid paleo/raw diet, and so these are the substitutions I made:
    For the peanut butter: a “shaking” or so of PB2-type* peanut powder + scant 1/4 cup of extra virgin coconut oil

    For the chocolate chips: carob!*

    *Two notes: PB2 has added sugars and such; I say “PB2-type” powder because the brand I use only consists of peanuts. (That’s it! :D) Carob chips may contain milk powders or I don’t know what–it’s a safe bet with mine that they do not. (Or soy lecithin or whatnot)

    I imagine that you could substitute the flax meal with another gluten-free flour, but I haven’t tried that version yet. This recipe is simply superb–simple ingredients, wonderful taste!

    - Shannon

  158. Delicious. I love these and have shared the recipe with many friends. I follow a Paleo lifestyle, so to make these Paleo friendly, I use 1/2 cup of coconut flour and 1/2 cup of finely shredded unsweetened coconut, and I use different types of nut butter in place of the peanut butter (not paleo). I also love to put gogi berries and chopped nuts in them.

    - Jenn

    • Question: do you add the coconut flour and shredded coconut to the whole recipe or substitute for the oats and/or toasted coconut flakes?

      - Carolyn

  159. Omg, these look so healthfully heavenly!
    Just made a batch and it’s currently in the fridge gettin ready to be rolled into balls. I decided to add a little bit of Vega chai protein powder (at least I think that’s what it’s called).. simply because I never got around to using it in anything else and I loooove chai taste/flavor in almost anything! I’m not gonna lie, I was totally nibbling on the mixture and I cannot wait to actually eat a whole one. lol

    - Angel

  160. I love these energy bites. Just made some using “natural granola” with oats, honey and raisins.

    - Lakay

  161. Don’t forget to add a little coconut oil for healthy fats and to act as a natural preservative for these kinds of things!

    - Raw energy balls

  162. Anyone ever make bars from these? Also how many would be a good portion for one person?

    - Nan

  163. Hi,

    These seem like they will be fabulous but they were totally dry even after I added several tbsps of honey. I tried refrigerating for an hour but it didn’t seem to help at all. The balls I managed to make are in the freezer…hoping that will help? Since I used mostly maple syrup, maybe honey is better?

    - Crystal

    • Crystal, I used the maple syrup and mine were overly wet, maybe you need to slightly increase the amount or add a little more peanut butter?

      - Nicole

    • Hi, I had the same problem at first, added more peanut butter, and a little more honey, didn’t use the maple syrup at all? Then they seemed to firm up a lot better! Mix well, then put in the fridge to firm up more before rolling them. I added raisins, was good, but they have a lot of calories per ball! Over 200 if I remember right and it’s easy to sit down and eat a lot of them in one sitting since there small? I think making 1 protien bar might be better or a protien smoothie myself.

      - Darin

  164. do you know the nutritional info on these? if made exactly as your recipe says?


    - Robin

  165. I was going to make these later using wheat bran (the store was out of the flax seed). Also, I don’t like coconut, so I was going to up the oatmeal. When I entered the ingredients for this variation, it came out to about 83 cals if making 24 balls. I guess not using the coconut really brings down the calorie count.

    - Laurie

  166. Hello. I made these today as well as the Pumpkin No Bakes. They are good raw but once I rolled them into balls (after refrigerating), I found them to be very sticky and more stuck onto my palms then I could form. Very messy. I wasn’t sure how to prevent this because with normal cookie dough you would simply add more flour. I found this with both recipes. They are currently in the freezer and I hope this helps but I don’t think it should be this way. It is my first attempt at raw cookies and I don’t see anyone else experiencing this so please help me so I can continue on this journey of raw treats.

    - Nicole

    • I just made these and used a mellon baller to scoop them out into bite sized pieces. I used a toothpick to pop them out and they were perfect. No muss no fuss.

      - Crash

    • I make these all the time and I have never used maple syrup, I always use honey. I also double or triple the recipe when I make them. They never turn out sticky! If you are using the maple syrup maybe try the honey? Also, you could add more oats or ground flax either will help with the stickiness :). I’ve even made these for whole flax seeds and just added some more oats to offset the stickiness! They freeze very well, that is why I make 2-3x the recipe!

      - Amanda

    • Mi e are doing the same, sticking to my hands. They’re chilling a little longer right ow, hopefully they’ll be easier to work with!

      - Jasmine

      • As far as sticking to your hands, how about running your hands in cold water or having a bowl of ice water nearby to stick your hands in? This is a great idea for summer because it is refreshing. I have no solution for winter and I am NOT going to dip my hands in ice water in the middle of january!

        - Jenny

  167. hi

    These balls are our FAVORITE!!! I was just wondering if anyone knew the nutritional information on these tastey treats. Calories, cabs, fats, protein composition, Thanks!

    - Tara

  168. I made these and my 7 year old son who is super picky (if it isn’t served at an elementary school cafeteria it’s not for him) LOVED THEM! He just couldn’t get enough! Thanks for sharing

    - Jeff Greer

  169. I calculated 4 Weight Watchers Plus points per ball if you make 25 balls.

    - Mike


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size 28 g 1 ball (based on 20 balls per recipe)
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 123 Calories from Fat 63
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 7.0g
      Saturated Fat 2.5g
      Trans Fat 0.0g
      Cholesterol 1mg
      Sodium 35mg1%
      Total Carbohydrates 11.8g
      Dietary Fiber 2.8g
      Sugars 7.6g
      Protein 3.8g
      Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
      Calcium 3% • Iron 6%
      Nutrition Grade C-
      * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

      - Reyna

  170. I didn’t have flaxseed, so I ground up dried fruit and nuts and added it instead. They turned out yummy. Everyone that tastes them loves them.

    - Anita

  171. O my goodness, these are delightfully delicious! Since finding the recipe I have already made two batches. I can’t eat just one, as a matter of fact I downed four of them only moments ago. As long as I give credit where credit is due – may I share your recipe? This one will definitely go in my collection of recipes as one of my favorites. Thanks.

    - Debra

  172. Tastes great my husband loves them! I add crushed pecans as well. Wondering how many calories are in 1 ball, I inch…?

    - Chippy

  173. I just finished making these and they’re delicious! My girls loved them, too! I did a quick calorie count (with my rusty math skills) and each ball came out to be 116 calories. I made mine exactly as the recipe states except I left out the flaxseed (didn’t have any in the house). My recipe only yielded 18 balls (probably because of the omitted flaxseed).

    - Buffy

  174. Hi there I was wondering if you had the calorie/kj intake for these balls. They sound yummy…too yummy lol.

    - Chantal

  175. Just made these sweet little treats and they are amazing! So easy and very yummy. Adios granola bars….there’s a new snack in town!

    - Jennifer

  176. Hey, Do you know how many carbs these care each one? Ive been making them like each week, they are SOOOO good!!!! Thanks!!!

    - Patty

  177. These bites will definitely give you energy. I made them with my homemade peanut butter, Honey Flax Peanut Butter. I just can’t get enough flax in my diet:

    - Amanda

  178. so good……second time making them….i used dark choc covered pomegranate seeds…..yummyyyyyyyyy!

    - Andrea

  179. I make this about every 2 day… or else I run out! And EVERYONE in the house eats them. We like them a little better with the milled flax seed though, that way the seeds aren’t falling off and just a little less chocolate.


    - Eliss

  180. Man these things are addictive! This is the second time I’ve made his recipe and both times theyre a hit! they never last more than a few days in this house…

    - Chrystal

  181. Would anyone happen to know or have a good estimate or nutrition facts .on these? Maybe just calories?

    - Makenzie Rundle

    • I made these today but used quinoa flakes instead of the oatmeal, I didn’t add chocolate chips but subbed toasted hazelnuts instead, and used all maple syrup. I made 50 gram balls with these (used an ice-cream scoop) and got about 300 calories for one. I think next time I will use a cookie scoop and make them smaller:)

      - Yiannab

  182. Made these a few days ago and they are delicious. They remind me of those famous no bake cookies that have lots of sugar and butter in them…..don’t miss it at all. Even my hubby likes them and he doesn’t usually like my attempts at getting him to eat healthier snacks. Will try a little cocoa in them next time for a change-up on the recipe.

    - Linda

  183. I just made these except I didn’t use coconut, flax seed, or the chocolate chips and instead I added many other things like raisins, some sprinkles for a little bit of colour, corn flake cereal, and a number of other things and the taste great! Thanks for the recipe!!

    - Grace

  184. Brown rice syrup is also slower glycimic sticky sub for honey

    - liz

  185. These are the best ! No more bought granola bars in the house anymore ….

    - Colleen

  186. Wow! These little bites are chalked full of power foods that help lower cholesterol! And guess what? They taste wonderful!!! I added a little bit of cocoa powder in mine and they turned out great! Breakfast, snack, dessert :)

    - Lindsey

  187. these are flippin amazing. I’m addicted!! :) love them!

    - tena fouts

  188. My husband made these and used ground almond instead of flax and instead of honey he used a mix of agave & maple syrup. He also added a mashed banana. He kept eating it before it got to the fridge for its 30 min. chill time. He also added a bit more peanut butter than recipe called for. These came out amazing!!!!!

    - Jen

  189. I came across this recipe on Pinterest. I just whipped them together and I am a believer!! They are currently chilling in the fridge and I can’t keep from pick in at them! The toasted coconut along with the honey give it the perfect sweetness! I can’t wait to try different combinations! Thank you for sharing this healthy, sweet treat!

    - Kristin

  190. Thanks for this recipe. I’m tired of buying protein bars that have questionable ingredients anyways.

    I used 2 1/3 c of Bob’s Red Mill muesli in place of the oats/chocolate/coconumt. It has oats, but also many other grains, some dried fruit, and slivers of nuts. Very good!

    - anon

  191. I made these tonight for my niece who will be visiting me tomorrow and they are delicious. Hardly any work putting together and clean up is easy. I did substitute 2tsp. of cocoa and 3 tsp. of powder creamer instead of the protein powder. Didn’t have any at hand.Thanks for the recipe.Cindy Wilson

    - Cindy Mike Wilson

  192. OH HOLY GOODNESS! I made these today and shared with my friend!!! DELISH! Thanks for posting.

    - Ginny

  193. I made these balls for the first time this morning and I omitted the coconut and added an extra cup of oats. I also added a quarter of a cup of pecans bits and a quarter of a cup of sunflower seeds. I would also like to add a tip, to mix the wet ingredients together then at all the dry. it would make it easier when mixing all together

    - lisa west

  194. These energy bites are amazing!!!!

    - SharonD.

  195. Linked from Pinterest. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks!

    - Adele

  196. So far so GOOD! YUMMY! I tried one recipe so far and loved the taste. I am real excited to try all the different varieties that can be substituted for one another. Some stick together better than others. The only way to find that out is to try this recipe I received from a co-worker, Kristin! Thanks Kristin now I can’t top eating them.

    - Rosie

  197. I recently tried a recipe my mother found in her local paper. It is very similar to yours. I baked them for my 2-year old grandson who only likes “crunchy.” My recipe insstructs to leave out to dry. I have let them dry almost a week and though they are drying more–they are still like a soft cookie on the inside, they are still not crunchy. I got your recipe after asking for a crunchy non-bake cookie. I’m wondering if it is possible to have a crunchy unbaked recipe with the ingredients in the recipe.

    - Jacqueline

  198. Love these things!! They are so good. I do leave out the choc. chips only because I end up eating most of them myself, and I don’t want those extra calories. I also use cashew butter just because I love cashews. I also add a couple scoops of my vanilla protein powder. Taste is great!! I put them in my boys lunches for snacks and they love them.

    - Teresa

  199. These are great!!!! Instead of 1/2 cup chocolate chips — I bought the mini chocolate chips and used 1/4 cup. They were perfect!

    - joanie

  200. These are so addictive and so good. I omit the coconut. I just made a batch and added corn flakes. Yummy!

    - Cathy

  201. Quite right these are perfect little nuggets of goodness! I can get mini carob chips at the Natural Grocers near me – going to whip up a batch today!

    P.S. I live in CO and am in Breck, snowshoeing at the Nordic Center often – THANK YOU (and Courtney) for wearing helmets when you ski – it blows my mind that there are still “fashion fools” out there that simply won’t don the protection.

    - PaintedPalate

  202. Hi I came across your website off of pinterest and found this recipe I can’t wait to get the stuff to make them tomorrow. I have a serious sugar addiction that I have to break and I am hoping that something like this will satisify it. I am a snacker and you cant get any better than these little balls. I have recently started exercising again early in the morning and this will be great with my coffee. Will post the outcome after I try.

    - Dana Walters

  203. The basis for this recipe was great! I added some chopped apples and shaved mini carrots to add some raw nutrition. I also used half almond butter and added some cinnamon. They are delicious! Even my boyfriend wanted some!! Thanks for posting!

    - Eyvonne

  204. I am curious about the difference between wheat bran or wheat germ?

    - Rick

  205. 107 calories for each

    - Karen

  206. how many calories are in east .

    - patricia

  207. These are delicious! I’ve tried similar recipes and they were bland and needed more sweetness. These are perfect! Thanks!

    - Ashley

  208. Please send nutritional facts.

    - Leah

  209. Any ideas what the nutritional value is?

    - Jenny

  210. Nutritional facts please! I made them and family loves them but I would love to know the calories etc.

    - Rebecca

  211. These are delicious!!! I have to make a triple batch!!!!

    - Tina

  212. Oh my goodness, these are amazing!! I could barely make them into balls bc I was busy just eating it out of the bowl. I brought some into work and everyone went crazy for them and asked if I could make them a batch. I even added a scoop of vanilla whey protein. I cant wait to try these with different flavors of pb. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

    - jocelyn

  213. Those look so good. I’ve made ones similar to that but it has been a long time – this would be great to throw in my kids lunches!!

    - Jenn@slim-shoppin

  214. I found this recipe on Pinterest. I’ve made it twice already, and YUM!!! I followed your recipe except for the chia seeds (am I going crazy, or were those recently added? I don’t remember them from the 1st time that I made them). And instead of balls, I pressed them into an 8×8 glass dish then cut them into bars. I will never buy store bought granola bars again! These remind me of my favorites, Sunbelt Chocolate Chip granola bars, except even tastier, and much, much healthier! Now I can’t wait to try them with cinnamon and raisins like a few others suggested.

    - Veronica

  215. a lot of people are asking for nutritional information. you can analyze the nutritional content of a recipe here:

    - amanda

  216. Really?? Just either make them or don’t make them but slamming her for posting the recipe and supposedly plagiarizing? Read it, make them or not and move on. Some people just have to bring in the negativity….smh…

    - Lisa

  217. OMG!! THANK YOU!! Love these little guys! I ate half the batch before rolling into balls! good breakfast, snack, or before workouts !!! Going to make a double batch tomorrow!!

    - Kristin Hullum

  218. I just made these and they are excellent! I read through most of the comments and took a couple of suggestions. I substituted 1 Tbsp of cocoa for the choc chips. I’m sure this saves on calories and sugar too? Also, I microwaved all the “wet” ingredients first and I think that helped it all mix together smoothly. (Next time I will heat in a pan on the stove….I don’t like to use the microwave.) It was barely enough honey though, next time I may add a bit more. I gobbled up about 3 teaspoons right away and found it filling. :-)

    - Kathie

  219. is there any subtitute for the oats i have almond flour would that work and for the honey as well not a sweeter please how about almond sugar?

    - jp

  220. GREAT RECIPE!!! These turned out so well. My kids (at least one of them) tried them and loved them. I added some extras in mind like dried cranberries, pistachios, almonds, cinnamon and whey protein. I made my second batch tonight. This will keep me from spending money on protein bars and other pricey snacks.

    THANK YOU!!!

    - Derek Johnson

  221. Any suggestions on what to sub the oats out for? Hubby and I are doing a paleo diet and can’t have the oats. Plan to sub the peanut butter with almond butter but not sure what to swap out for the oats.

    - Amy

  222. Just made these with raisins and cinnamon too. Oh boy. So good! Didn’t have time to roll them into balls…just ate it!

    - Jenna@CallHerHappy

  223. I used 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup cranberries and substituted 1/2 a shredded apple in place of the coconut and it was delicious.

    - Sarah C.

  224. These are amazing. They taste like cookies, but they are much healthier, not to mention easier. I will make these very often. Thank you!

    - Lisa D

  225. Hi, I’m just wondering if you know the calories and nutritional value of it?

    - Karen

  226. Thank you very much, these are a fab gluten free snack and the kids loved making them to. We weren’t overly impressed with their meatball appearance so drizzled choc over the top. Amazing!

    - wendy

  227. Do you think these can be frozen for later use?

    - Beth

  228. this energy bites how many calories east has .

    - patricia

  229. Is any nutritional info available on the no bake energy balls?

    - Nancy Dailey

  230. Hey they look great! Any idea on the nutritional info? Calories/serving?

    - Tara

  231. I’ve been making a double batch of these every week for months now! but, I recently stumbled onto a new use for them. I chop up an apple, toss it with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey and then microwave it until my desired texture. I top it with crumbled oatmeal balls (mine looks drier than yours) and greek yogurt. Tastes like I’m eating an awesome apple crisp w/none of the guilt. I typically eat this for a meal, and not as a dessert because it is so filling… and amazing.

    - Vicki

  232. These were SO good! No changes made and they were gone in just a few days! A little bit difficult to roll because of their crumbly texture, but amazing nonetheless. Thanks for the keeper recipe, Ali!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  233. Hi – we’re in the middle of a disaster crisis where we live – no electricity since 2pm Sunday (and it’s now 11am Thursday) so these would be great for the kids! However, I don’t have any ground flaxseed or wheatgerm – what can I use as a substitute? I have almond meal and normal flour, would either of these work?

    - Coleen

  234. made these and they gave rave reviews from the kids :) I used unsweetened coconut and crunchy PB. They were sweet enough and had a nice crunch. 84 calories each isn’t too bad…I had one with a peach this afternoon and it was a perfect snack to get me to dinner.

    - Heidi

  235. Love these. They are not low cal. approx.84 calories each. BUT they are excellent and you cant beat the health benefits for that mid morning boost. I made mine with almond extract and I feel like I’m eating an almond joy!!

    - Helene

  236. I just have to say, I’ve been doing this recipe for a couple of months now and the whole family loves them. They are DELICIOUS! I like to have two for my morning or mid afternoon snack or sometimes I will sneak after the kids go to bed when I am craving something sweet. I do wish that we knew how many calories approximately is in each one of these balls. I am really bad at math! Thanks for posting this. So good….

    - Tami R.

  237. OMG…very good. I had no coconut but I think it should be unsweetened because these are sweet enough. I also added some cinnamon. I am on a diet so this is a nice little healthy treat. Will make again.

    - Gail H.

  238. OMG these are GREAT!!! Can’t wait to make these again to take with me on a camping trip.

    - A. Bryant

  239. Hello,

    I am unfortunately allergic to honey, do you have a substitute?

    - Crystal Lutgen

  240. i just did them, changed some dry ingredients with what I have in hand and half the recipe.. they came out just great!! Thanks for the posting, Greetings from Mexico!!

    - Ana

  241. Thank you so much for sharing this yummy & easy recipe! My 10 yr. old made these last week and we all loved them!
    *I blogged about it on our blog and gave you full credit!

    - Shelly

  242. Can you tell me what the calorie count is for each ball please?
    They look extremely yummy I’m off to make a batch

    - Carol Green

  243. Do you know how many calories for one of these?

    - Krystle bannister

  244. I’m a fussy eater and these have become my favourite treat at work when 3pm hits! Thanks from sunny Australia! :-)

    - Amie

  245. These are awesome! I found the link to this recipe on Pinterest and tried them out. Now, I make them every Sunday so I’ll have them all week! I like to replace the flax with rice krispies for an extra crunch. Sometimes I leave out the chocolate chips, but mini chips definitely work best if you decide to add them. I’ve also tried replacing the vanilla with cinnamon and the chips with raisins for a cinnamon-raisin bite; they’re my favorite version so far. Sometimes they’re difficult to roll into balls, but I found that pressing them into mini muffin tins and popping them out works well. Whenever I get an urge to eat something unhealthy, I grab some of these instead. Thanks for my snack/breakfast every day!

    - Olivia

  246. These are awesome! I passed some out at work and everyone loved them! Thanks!!

    - Shellie

  247. This recipe is so delicious! My roomie and I added a little cocoa to the recipe and it was!

    - Jackie

  248. I made these the other day and Loved them! So yummy! I did however use agave nectar and just added a little bit more oats. They turned out great. Oh, I added dark chocolate chips too. I have kept mine in the fridge. I was curious if you did use this as a breakfast, how many did you eat? I have used mine for my afternoon sweet cravings and they did the trick. And I only needed one or maybe two, depending on how my day is going. :)

    - Kathy

  249. For those of you looking for a calorie counter, has a great one! Just add your ingredients into it and how many servings it is and it will tell you all the nutrition info!

    - Cindy Friesen

  250. I’m going to make these and add whey protein powder for that extra protein charge.

    - Rhonda Bowden

  251. Hello,

    I’d just like to say that I love your recipe however I had trouble rolling them into balls. I followed your recipe exactly however I found that the mix was very moist and I found it extremely difficult to roll. Can you offer any suggestions to remedy the problem I am having? Thanks

    - Rocco

  252. Just made these and I love them. I used dried strawberries instead of chocolate chips. I also used reduced fat peanu butter. I have to have reduced fat peanut butter or my stomach will not tolerate it. I cannot seem to get the balls to stick though any ideas as to why?? I just put it all in a container and scoop it out as I want but it crumbled. I still love the favors though

    - Jeanne

  253. Thanks so much for a great recipe! I have been making these for a few months now and always keep them on hand in the fridge, usually for breakfast or an afternoon snack (sometimes both!). I’ve tripled the recipe like this to make more:
    -3 cups old fashioned oats
    -1 1/2 cup peanut butter
    -2/3 cup honey
    -half the box of ground flax (not sure of measurement- maybe a cup?)
    -1/2 cup of chocolate chips

    I leave out the vanilla just bc I’m lazy and I don’t think it adds to it and I leave out the coconut as well, bc I don’t like coconut flakes….I also don’t enjoy dried fruit, so I don’t go that route either.

    Since I eat these so much, I would be very interested to hear ideas to make these “healthier”… such as replacing the peanut butter with something else. I tried using half natural peanut butter & half regular, but the consistency wasn’t sticky enough to hold everything together. I also did not have good luck with agave…. felt like it made it fall apart too. That’s my problem with trying to add healthier stuff to it… they won’t stick into balls!

    I do think these are much healthier than many snacks as is, I’m just trying to up the benefits any way I can! Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks :)

    - Holly

  254. Just made these this morning and they are so so good. I replaced the honey with maple syrup and added some cranberries.

    - Shelley

  255. Just made these last night and i am in love!
    I’m not dieting, but im living healthy which includes daily exercise for mind and body as well as making good eating choices. I am trying to monitor my caloric and nutrition intake, and i didn’t see that info with the recipie. Did i miss it or do you have a general idea?
    Looking forward to using this site quite often in the future:)

    - Sarah

  256. Just made these last night and they are SO SO SO good!!! Thank you for the recipe!!

    - Ashley

  257. Can you use chia seeds instead of flaxseeds ??

    - Tess

  258. I love these! Best treat I’ve made in a while!

    - Jackie

  259. I just made these, they turned out wonderfully! I used peanut butter, oatmeal, ground flax seed, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract. They are very tasty, nutritious, and a great quick snack. Good to have on hand. My two year old loves them too.

    - Daniella Thien

  260. These are really good…and good for you too!! I did add 1/2 c. ground walnuts to the mixture. I had to use Quick-cooking oats and mini chocolate chips as that was what I had on hand, both worked out well. Used flaxseed, but will try with wheat germ the next time. I got 22 balls from the recipe, but to save time, I will try pressing into a pan and cutting into bites next time. Hubby loves ‘em!!

    - Diane

  261. These are wonderful! I made them with wheat germ and left out the coconut (hubby doesn’t like it). My family wasn’t fond of the ball shape so the second time I used mini chocolate chips so I could flatten it with a roller. Then I used a pizza cutter to cut them into squares. They are a big hit in my house!
    PS. for the people wanting the calorie counts. It differs depending on the ingredients you chose so check the labels on your ingredients.

    - Rae

  262. So good! Instead of chocolate chips I added a couple tablespoons of nutella.

    I used to calculate the calories
    I used Wheat germ instead of ground flaxseed.
    The aproximate calorie count for the entire recipe is 1856
    If you get 25 servings, it is about 74 calories per serving.

    (those numbers are not accounting for added chocolate.)

    - Camille

  263. These are the best snacks ever….My whole family loves them. I loved that they were easy. Thanks for the recipe.

    - Kim

  264. Can you please provide serving size & calories? I made these last night. They are delicious! My husband couldn’t keep his hands off of them:)

    - Nickie

  265. I was wondering how many calories per ball? And if you can use quick oats?

    - Tamara Moore

  266. My 10 year old son and I made this today and it was soooo yummy!!! We sampled it before we put in the frig to cool and was hooked. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

    - Micki

  267. These were super delish! I used chia seeds instead of wheat germ and they turned out yummy. Also super easy to make. Thanks!

    - Tammy

  268. Hi there,

    I love these for my stepson’s lunch. I could sub. the peanut butter for soy butter but I was wondering if I could use agave syrup instead of honey? He is on a restricted diet and can’t have honey. Will they still stay together?


    - Andrea

    • If his school allows seeds, you may be able to use Sunbutter as a peanut butter alternative (better choice than soy, especially for boys… but depending on the company it may have been in contact with nuts). Substitute honey with Brown Rice Syrup.. it holds together the way that honey does. Good luck!

      - Erin

  269. As a mama to 4 teens I love love this recipe my children can be very picky eaters but with this recipe everyone is HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!! Thank you I am fast becoming a Pintrest Alocholic…

    - Laura Enfinger Rogers

  270. How can this become Gluten Free? I have a niece and granddaughter that have to be Gluten Free.

    - Janice

  271. These were amazing! Loved them! I made them without chocolate chips and regular flaxseed instead of ground (didn’t have ground) and I will definitely be making it again.

    - Nikki

  272. Ali, Can you freeze your no bake energy bites?

    - Susan

    • I did. I would just take out one or two when I wanted a sweet treat. Keep in a freezer safe baggie or container. I didn’t have a problem with them being to hard either. :)

      - Kathy

  273. Hi just a note to let you know i have tryied your no-bake energy bits and they are so good… I can wait to do a new batch this time i am putting chuncks of dark chocolat and dried cranberries….

    - Noella

  274. These were fantabulous! I just posted these bites to my blog with a link back to you. if you want to check it out. I’m going to try the pumpkin bites next! You have great recipes :) ~Tiffany

    - Tiffany

  275. I have made these with dates as well. I through some dates in the food processor. Make a paste. Then add almond or peanut butter, coconut, flax seeds, walnuts, dried cherries, dark chocolate chips, cocoa powder. What ever yummy ingredients you like!
    A scoop of protein powder makes these great after sport bites!

    - Lisa

  276. Ali,
    I have just made a life style change with my eating. I weigh in at my highest on May 9, 2012. I couldn’t believe it. I have lost a little over 50 lbs, I find out on Thursday when I weigh in. I am trying to find health snacks for me and my family and my sweet little grand daughter because I don’t want her to struggle with the issues of weight all her life like I have. I would love any recipes you would like to suggest.
    thank you so much

    - Brenda

  277. I’ve always taken cliff bars and what not on my snowboarding trips, but these are way easier to eat, since they are bite size and taste way better. Next time I might use smooth peanut butter (I used crunchy, and I think 1/2 cup of crunchy was too little). Thanks for sharing! Superb!

    - Taryn

  278. can i use quick oats?

    - Sky

  279. I added millet for crunch, and it is also a source of iron.

    - Marnie L

  280. I was wondering if these would stay good at room temperature because I am thinking about stuff to send to my brother who is currently in Afghanistan.

    - Kathryn Naranjo

  281. Added chopped peanuts and Rice Krispies to replace the wheat germ. Loved it. I would like to know the nutritional value. Anyone got it?

    - Chantal

  282. Hi

    Thanks for the recipe. As a bodybuilder its difficult to find recipes out there with low carbs and high protein and this recipe has both, how ever I added a few extras for protein.

    Thanks again
    You’ve just made my life a bit easier.

    - Vaughan

  283. such a fan of your E bites!! so excited to try with pumpkin!! xo

    - gkloves

  284. Hi! Are tthey supposed to be sofy after they r rolled up??

    - Sheena

  285. I made these last night. Yummm. I have two fairly picky kids and they loved them! Brought the rest to work and everyone is raving and asking for the recipe. Thank so much for sharing!!

    - Liz

  286. Thanks so much for sharing these. I live in a place where people are constantly trying to stay healthy! I know they will just LOVE the know bake part of it!!! they look delicious.

    - Brenda

  287. These look really good…does anyone know the calorie content of one of these?

    - Frannie

  288. Can anyone give me a suggestion on something i could replace the coconut flakes with?? Thanks!

    - Colleen

  289. These are AMAZNG! So husband just asked me to make these again:)

    - Debbie

  290. any idea how many calories these are?

    - kaley

    • It depends on how big you make them. If they’re small they’re around 75. Larger ones are 150. I tend to make mine smaller so I can use them as a snack. For a meal replacement, I’ll eat 2 of the small ones.

      - Jodi

  291. These are terrific! I didn’t have enough coconut so I added some toasted pecans. VERY delicious!!! I will be making these again.

    - Vee

  292. Just made these, and they are so good! I added dark chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp cocoa powder. Perfect Snack!

    - sherrie

  293. I left out the chocolate chips and used crunchy peanut butter!! Heaven!!! So good, they are dangerous!

    - Beki

  294. Just made these today – left out the coconuts ’cause I hate shredded coconut, left out the vanilla extract and substituted some granola mix I already had for the oats. They’re way yummy!!! I’m a college freshman and I loved that I could make them right in my dorm room. Thanks for the recipe! It’s a perfect snack to cure my chocolate cravings while still giving me some healthy whole grains.

    - Cat T

  295. thanks for sharing:) made these yesterday very yummy!

    - sabrina

  296. AMAZING!!!! So delicious….I tried to figure out WW points..came up with 3to5 per “bite”…anyone have other counts?? Doesn’t matter too much as I will be making these again for sure!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    - Debbie

  297. Made these and they are very good. My husband needs a little protein snack from low sugar. Instead of reg chocolate chips I got mini chocolate and peanut butter chips that came already in a package.

    - Kelly C

  298. These are great! I like that i could add ‘whatever’ to it! Thanks for sharing

    - Stef

  299. Tried these, love em!!

    - Martica

  300. I substituted flax seeds for chia seeds and used 1/2 the amount of mini chocolate chips — I will never buy a protein bar again! These are delicious!! And the perfect size to pop in my mouth after a workout!
    Thanks for the idea!

    - Erin Sherwood

  301. What’s the serving size for calorie counters?

    - Megan

  302. Silly question….do you think these balls would freeze well?

    - sam

    • Sam, I’ve made three batches to try to answer your question. No they will not freeze. They don’t stay in the freezer long enough. :)

      - Beki

  303. Made these today and they were great! Will definitely be doing more.

    - Mary Kathryn

  304. Hello
    I found these energy bites being promoted by college students for healthy eating habits. I tried making them but the mixture came out dry. not moist enough to make them into soft balls. What do I do? How can I make the mixture soft and moist. When I refrigerated the mixture it was hard and dry. Please advice

    - Meraj

  305. Thank you very much for this recipe!! I just made these and they are SO good and good for you! :)

    - Gina

  306. omg i can not WAIT to make these! i have ALL the ingredients in my kitchen right this moment so that makes it even more perfect!! yay!!! thank you!

    - MzSami

  307. I made these and pulled them out to roll them into the balls and they didn’t even make it that far. When I pulled them out my 3 little ones and husband were around, all of there hands went into the bowl and I was lucky to get acouple of bits. They loved them. My husband asks me to make them everyday for him for at work and the kids love them for after school snacks. Thank you so much!

    - Kris

  308. So Good! I will definitely be trying out the extra tips next time! Love these! Thank You! :)

    - kirstin

  309. I bet you could also supplement the chocolate chips with dried cranberries for the sweet factor.

    - Estelle

  310. For any Weight Watcher people, here is the Points+

    WWP+= 3 per ball if you make 23-25
    WWP+= 4 per ball if you make 20

    - cropmom66

  311. Wow, I only made about a dozen of these balls with this recipe. I guess mine were BIG. Everyone that had them at work said they could eat many more, and one said they were “too small”. LOL. They were fabulous :)

    - Sue G

  312. This recipie looks great, but I’m allergic to nuts. Would it work with just honey to bind everything together? If not what would you recommend in place of the peanut butter? Thanks

    - Louise

  313. what is the calories,fat,protein,ect. does anyone know …..thanks

    - amy

  314. I used crushed Special K instead of coconut and added a tablespoon of Nutella. Very good!!

    - Jaysa

  315. Saw this on Pinterest and happened to have everything in my pantry so I mixed up a double batch right away – so glad I doubled it because my husband and I both loved them! I can’t wait to make them again and add/switch out some ingredients for dried fruit, etc. Thanks for this recipe!

    - Georgia T

  316. These are daughter took some to college and they were gone in minutes. I don’t have to worry about them keeping in the fridge, they rarely make it that long!

    - Julie Sarquist

  317. I made these today, they were incredible. Definitely a great recipe!

    - Tiff @ Babes and Kids

  318. Better than a no bake cookie, and healthy! Whhaaat? They are fabulous!

    - Sheri

  319. can you freeze these?

    - LA

  320. Have you tried to freeze these?

    - Jen

  321. I made these for my students and they absolutely loved them. I used mini chocolate chips, which made the balls much easier to roll out. (I had made them previously with the regular-sized chips.) I also added some vanilla protein powder for added flavor and nutrition. If 100 15- and 16-year olds love them, you know they are amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

    - Justin

  322. I am going to love making these. I have a vegan mom and a sister alergic to peanuts, so I will substitue almond butter and it will be a treat both can eat.

    - Amy

  323. I wanted to cut sugar and carbs from recipe but I love chocolate. I want to substitute the coconut. What is better, rice crispies or shredded wheat and I was not going to use the flaxseed

    - Angela

  324. Just ate one of these. They were delicious! I didn’t have any coconut or flax so that wasn’t added. They are still fantastic though. Thanks for sharing! :)

    - Kate

  325. I just found your recipe, and I am VERY excited to try it out. I’m going to use hemp seeds and hemp butter.

    Believe it or not, I was living in Breckenridge and working on the mountain at the very same time you were discovering how yummy these snacks were :-)

    - Michael

  326. Just made these but used PB2 instead of regular peanut butter and I love it! Will def make again, but also going to play around with flavors. The chocolate PB2 would be really good. Brilliant combo: chocolate PB2 instead of peanut butter and chopped dried banana instead of coconut!

    - Jen

  327. What are the calories per ball?

    - Marla Watts

  328. I have a never ending supply of 100% puremaple syrup. Do you think I could sub that for the honey?

    - frosty

  329. Thanks for sharing. These are fantastic! You are so right – variations abound. My last batch I added protein powder. Instead of chocolate I added craisins. Great treat at anytime!

    - NaturallyU4Life

  330. Made these last night. Instead of chocolate chips, I use 1 tablespoon of cocoa. Used the extra crunchy peanut butter so they had nuts in them. Will double the recipe next time. Mine were perfect!!

    - Janell

  331. These are so good! I’ve made 4 times, trying different variations. I love adding oat bran, almond butter, cocoa and chia seeds too. This last batch I even added a baby food jar of pureed sweet potato. This added veggies and kept a good consistency. THanks for the recipe idea!

    - Amy

  332. can you freeze these
    if so how
    thanks for the great recipe

    - amanda

  333. Love this recipe! Almond butter tastes great in these for a peanut-free option :D

    - Evie

  334. Made these last night (with raisins instead of chocolate chips) and they came out great! Now, I have breakfast for the rest of the week. I’ll definitely be making these more than once. Thanks for sharing!

    - Eric

  335. I read pretty much all of the 360 (so far) responses and didn’t notice anyone say anything about the type of peanut butter to use (other than powdered or not… never heard of powdered peanut butter before!! hmmm). People! Read labels. A LOT of peanut butters out there are FULL of hydronated oils (think Crisco), sugar, and salt. Not so healthy. Now I LOVE peanut and almond butters… just sayin’… read the labels and choose a healthier one (not gonna comment on other issues with nut butters like rancidity, etc… oops! I guess I just did :-/). That said, thanks for the recipe (love the energy shake idea – #136 Treacy). I’ve been looking for something to make for a VERY health and issue conscious eater. With the RIGHT, organic, fair trade, vegan, ingredients MAYBE she’ll enjoy these. Dunno if I’ll be able to afford to make them though after buying the ingredients that match those specifics. :-(

    - Cinny

  336. Made these today, used crushed grape nuts instead of flaxseed, SO YUMMY!

    - Angie

  337. Is there a substitute to the coconut? I’m allergic to coconut, but these sound yummy!!!!

    - Gini H

  338. My co-worker made these, im not a peanut butter person, but these were fantastic!

    - Jenny

  339. Made these tnite and just noticed that the recipe calls for GROUND flax seed. Yeah it definitely wasn’t ground. I’ll see how these turn out in the morning Smh

    - Brandi

  340. We’ve been making energy balls together with my daughter for afterschool snacks, she loves them. Can’t wait to try out your combination. We just shared about it on our site and will add your link for a resource. Thanks for sharing!

    - Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It

  341. I made these with carob chips… They were EXCELLENT!

    - Lora

  342. these are well over 200 calories each without the chocolate chips and are all carbs. they sound appealing but really aren’t all that great. so the energy would be from loading up on carbs… i got this link from “healthy kids lunch ideas” well, it is not. not unless it is balanced with some sort of protein.

    - sara

    • If you stick to the recipe with chocolate chips and make 20-25 balls out of it, then each has a caloric value between 110-130. The energy balls get the majority of their calories from healthy fats and not carbohydrates. Healthy fats are essential to a healthy diet, above all children. As you certainly know every living creature is made up out of cells, and cell membranes are largely made out of phospholipids. Peanut butter is not just a source of healthy fat but is a protein source as well. If you add the complex carbohydrates from the oats, you certainly have a well balanced snack or lunch idea for children. Just saying…

      - DrDrea

  343. These sound so yummy. The other no-bake cookies are too sweet but these really sound great for travel, camp outs or a busy day out and about. Thanks.

    - Patricia

  344. These are so tasty! I made a batch & the energy balls didn’t last a day in my house. I now double the recipe! So yummy, thank you!

    - Stacie

  345. Made a double batch of these for the week! My kids love them and so do I! My little football player eats 1 right after school before football practice and swears it gives him energy. Thanks so much for sharing this healthy alternative!

    - Jann Lawler

  346. I am definitely going to make these! These are perfect for my brother before his workouts.

    - Leann

  347. Love the energy bites…also, I married the love of my life in Breakenridge Feb 11,1979.

    - Dee Jensen

  348. These were DELICIOUS! Whipped ‘em up in no time at all and stored them in the freezer. They worked great as an easy snack to send to school with my daughter. My husband (who doesn’t usually eat anything for breakfast) became a fan of eating a few of these before leaving for work.
    We didn’t have chocolate so I used sunflower seeds and golden raisins. SO GOOD! Time to go make another batch now! Thanks for the great recipe!!!

    - Jillian

  349. These are amazing. Thank you for sharing. I am a cook for a Private Elementary school and all my kids and staff Love these. =)

    - Anna

  350. AWESOME. Do you have the nutritional values for these, or I could look it up.

    - Carla

  351. these are so delicious! someone brought them into my nutrition class, and I am definitely making them!

    - Molly

  352. We’ve got a hurricane outside and I’m looking for something sweet.. that I don’t have to worry about the power going out in the middle of cooking.. and I have all of these ingredients in my pantry (craisins in lieu of choc chips) what a great compromise! ;)

    - Angie

  353. I’m thinking cocoa powder, agave nectar and almond butter as substitutions…. nutella-like…. ohemgeeeeee!

    - Carri

  354. I’m thinking cocoa powder, no coconut (fewer calories), almond butter, and agave nectar for substitutions ? Kinda like Nutella? OMGosh! I wanna make them NOW,

    - Carri

  355. Made them but added some nutella instead of chips. Yummy! :)

    - Lyndsay

  356. They are amazing! Made them for my son who starts 2 hour football practice after school on Monday. Figured he could use a healthy snack before 2 hours of man to man. Just hope I don’t eat them up before he does. Thanks for a great healthy alternative to a store bought granola bar!

    - Jann Lawler

  357. Can I put this in the freezer? Thanks!

    - Marie

  358. Is there an alternative to peanut butter for binding? I’ve had to eliminate peanut butter from my diet.

    - irongirltx

  359. My husband hates peanut butter. (but loves peanuts, tell me how this works!) Any suggestions for replacements? We’ve tried almond butter too and he didn’t like it. It is so unfortunate because I LOOOOOVE peanut butter!

    - Amy

    • I HATE peanut butter, and pretty much all other nut butters! However, I really looooove soynut butter for some reason. It tastes much sweeter I guess.

      Try the brand “I.M. Healthy” for your husband!

      - Jessie

  360. Is there anyway you can make these without the peanut butter? I’m allergic to it, but they still look so good ):

    - Elysha

  361. Any idea what the calories would be for one fabulous energy bites as written?? Trish

    - Trish

  362. printing out the recipe, trying after a trip to the store!

    - carole


    - heather

  364. Thanks so much for this recipe. I lead a cooking track at a creative camp for kids 8-12 a couple weeks ago. This was one of the recipes we used and they loved it! I brought several different substitutions for them so they could create their very own version. These are kids from low income families who don’t always eat healthy. This was a great way to show them how they could make something at home rather than buying granola bars. Thanks again!

    - Joanne

  365. love skiing at breck!! best place ever:) love these!! they sound delicious, and plus for me their gluten free! thanks so much! btw, I found you via Pinterest. again, thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to try them!

    - Abby

  366. OK, I just skimmed the replies but didn’t see my question…can these be frozen? I was thinking of making several varieties at one time and then freezing them for the kiddos morning snacks.

    - Aly

    • Yes! We live in the Caribbean so I decided to store mine in the freezer to pack as my daughter’s morning snack. No problems at all and freezing them allowed us to eat them a little bit slower before they turned into a goopy mess in our hands! :o)

      - Jillian

  367. I’ve made these a couple of times and they are soo good! I keep them around when i want something sweet without ruining my entire day.

    - Julia

  368. Just made these and they are delish!!! Easy to make and perfect for pre or post workout or for any time of day, as promised! I’ll be making these again and again. :) Thanks for the recipe!

    - Melanee

  369. Oh my, these look good. Just what I need for studying right now!!!

    - Devi @ Playful and Hungry

  370. made these, and they were amazing! a total hit!

    - tara

  371. Once these are made, how long do they last before they are no longer fresh? If I make a batch I plan on eating no more than 2 a day, which would be 12 days until they are gone. Is that too long? Thanks!

    - Nona

  372. Just made the mixture and waiting for them to chill so I can roll them :)
    Mmmm they look so good~ can’t wait to taste them! Thanks for the recipe <3

    - Mary

  373. I love making no-bake Shakeology cookies, but I wish it was easier to have them “on the go” without them melting while I’m out! They’re SO much better cold, do you take them with you as snacks anyway? Have you ever tried freezing yours?

    - Marie

  374. Any idea how many calories in these wonderful little guys?

    - Roni

    • OMG!!! (1) You can figure it out by taking the calorie count from your ingredients and dividing it by the number of balls you eat and (2) There are about 40 comments on this thread that break down the nutritional information for you!!!

      - Shelley

  375. Thank you so much for posting this! Saw a similar one in a magazine recently and couldn’t remember which one…thank you google! Such a delicious and natural treat!

    - Kelly Neal

  376. YUM!! No bake cookies (or preacher cookies as we’ve always called them) are my absolute favorite, but dare I say after making these, they top it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    - Courtney

  377. I was just wondering if you the coconut flakes were a necessity? I want to make them tonight, but have none :(

    - Chloe

  378. Any suggeston for replacing the peanut butter. (We don’t eat peanut butter)

    - Valentina

  379. Can you use the instant oats?

    - Stacy

  380. I just made these and popped them in the fridge:). I added 1 scoop of vanilla egg white protein powder, 2 tbsp. carob chips, and 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds.
    Cannot wait to try them!!!
    Thanks for the fabulous raw recipe!!!

    - Gina

  381. I just made these following the instructions all except I microwaved the mixture to melt the chocolate chips, mixed it all together, and not only do they look a lot like no-bake cookies, but taste remarkably similar as well–but way healthier!

    - Mary Kay

  382. I HIGHLY suggest adding cinnamon to this

    - Andy

  383. These are amazing!! All three of our kids devour these! We have made them three separate times :) We did not use the coconut and added shelled hemp seed and substituted the chocolate chips for vegan chocolate chips. Absolutely delicious!!! Thank you so much for posting!

    - Madbeachin1

  384. Also try with dried goji berries (no chocolate chips)! Really good :) Thanks for this recipe.

    - c

  385. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say great blog!

    - Extra resources

  386. My hubby is a cyclist so made these last week to take on his races and he loved them!! They will now become a regular in our home. Couldn’t find flaxseed so used an LSA mix ( linseed, sunflower seed and almond). Just wondering if these can be frozen so that we can make in bulk? Thank you!

    - Michelle

  387. I make these with my Vi-shake mix adding so much much nutrition. Body by vi shakes are delicious, great for anyone trying to lose weight to UFC Fighters. Contact me for more info and visit my site!!!……

    - Nikki

  388. I tried these tonight and they are AMAZING!!!! thanks for the recipie. i love how it is very flexible. My boyfriend doesn’t like coconut so i had to make 2 batches, one with and one without… lol

    - Ashley

  389. My boy’s grew up on these…they will be excited to have a heathy version.

    - Vickie LaLonde

  390. I advocate adding Nutella (a wet ingredient) and/or Nesquik powder (dry) or carnation instant breakfast powder in chocolate flavor (also dry). More chocolatey flavor = win.

    The smaller the diameter of the dry ingredients (nuts, chocolate chips etc) the better balls will be formed.

    - Julia

  391. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I use almond butter and they are the PERFECT thing for that 3pm crash. I re-posted your recipe on my blog Great recipe–thanks again!

    - Things That Glitter

  392. These are delicious. My 21 month old just inhaled one by my side lol. mmmmmmm, so good

    - Angela

  393. Can you tell me what the serving size is approximately?
    These look amazing!!!

    - Alison

  394. Thanks for this recipe! I have been looking for something small, easy to travel, and packed with flavor & protein. This is fabulous!

    - Vera

  395. LOWER FAT, CALORIES, CARB, AND SODIUM VERSION!!! Just finished making these amazingly delicious cookies and I am rather impressed! I actually made mine a lil differently to make them have less calories, fat, carbs and sugars. I did not use coconut flakes, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, chcolate chips or honey. Sounds like I changed the whole dang recipe :-) I did use the 1 cup oatmeal (quick oats, not old fashioned), the type of peanut butter I used was called “naturally more,” you can find it in the health food section at any grocery store( it has a bright yellow lid,) it has less carbs, calories, fat, sodium, sugar than any of the other peanut butters out there, plus it already comes with flaxseed in it, so there was no need to add the extra flaxseed the recipe called for. Instead of chcolate chips I used butterscotch chips, obviously for personnel preference :-), used regular amount of vanilla, and lastly instead of using honey, which is extremely high in sugar, I used a sugar free, calorie free, carb free, fat free syrup made by Walden Farms (this can be found in health food section or sugar free/diabetic aisle in grocery stores, mixed all together with hands, cooled in fridge, and heavenly cookies were made!!! Me and my boyfriend are both fitness competitors and with these lil changes these cookies are perfect for a healthy lil pick me up snack! Thank you for posting this recipe! THis will definitely help keep our sanity during season! If you have any questions please feel free to email me. b_ritt0112@hotmail.lcom

    - Brittney Weihler

  396. So I have been meaning to make these for ages and last night my friend and I were shopping and I decided it was time to buy all of the ingredients and just do it! and I am SO glad I did. I have to admit I am surprised at how much I like them as I often don’t like uncooked oats in things but they’re delicious. I didn’t have any chocolate chips to put in so instead we got dark chocolate peanut butter (it’s even organic) and that made all the difference in the world for me. I can’t wait to try them out with different ingredients. I never leave enough time for a real breakfast so having these around will be great!

    - tori

  397. Making these now (minus the chocolate chips as I don’t have any)!!!

    - Donte

    • I made these minus the coconut & chocolate chips. Made 16 balls and according to My Fitness Pal they are:
      111 calories each
      5.5 g total fat
      .8 g sat fat
      .1 g poly fat
      .1 g mono fat
      20 g sodium
      53.5 g potassium
      14.9 g total carbs
      2 g dietry fiber
      8.9 g sugar
      3.1 g protein

      I think I might add protein powder next time.

      - Donte

  398. Oh these look awesome, and so easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    - Alison @ racingtales

  399. I can’t wait to make and enjoy these. It looks very simple! Thank you!! I will have to try making it with Nutella too.

    - Sarah

  400. Delicious and so easy…who cares how many calories are in them! I will make these again and again I am sure. Thanks for sharing.

    - Lorraine

  401. Just made these and I followed the recipe exactly. But I hard time rolling them into balls. Any suggestions????

    - Ashley

    • Use more peanut butter (the oil in the PB helps them not stick to your hands) which bonds almost as good as honey.

      - Julia

  402. wow I have been searching for a nobake oats recipe! This is exactly the one I love!

    - Angie@Angie's Recipes

  403. No Cocoa?

    - Patty

  404. I just made them and am so excited to try them out. If my husband likes them we will start using them to take with us on our hiking trips. So excited!!!

    - Lisa

  405. Just made these and added some chia seeds and almond extract. Delicious, thanks for the recipe!!

    - Kelly

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    - Susan

  407. I just made these for our treat for today :)!! Awesome snack! Glad I made a double batch to begin with. I will be making these to take on our vacation for sure! Thanks!

    - Mommyof3

  408. I love these!!! However, I see that there are a couple different ideas of how many calories are in these….Im very curious as too the carbs and protien and calories…pretty much all of it! haha. Let me know. Thanks for the recipe…and the help!

    - Whitney


      You can enter all of the ingredients and how many servings you got out of it, and it will give you a breakdown of the calories, fat, carbs, protein, etc. It’s a really handy tool to have if you are counting calories and do a lot of cooking. :)

      - Melissa

  409. Seriously! What a GREAT recipe!! I made these while making dinner. I omitted the coconut and added raisins, also used my all natural peanut butter, and they are AWESOME. What a great treat for something sweet, or a better version of anything “granola” without all of the added chemicals and fats that are found in store bought items. THANK YOU!!

    - Kim

  410. Saw this recipe on pinterest. Made them the other day. They are seriously delicious. My husband couldn’t stop eating them. I can’t wait to experiment with different flavored chips and dried fruit. This will be a constant in my fridge. I’m going to have to buy a bigger jar of honey!

    - Karen

  411. Finally got around to making these! They are easy, delicious and I’m thrilled to have a new healthy snack for the fam! Thanks for sharing!

    - Jessica Romero

  412. I made these for the NUMB (Nebraska United Methodist Bike ride for hunger) bicycle ride and they were gone in a flash! Fortunately we stopped in the town my sister lives and was able to make another double batch for the next day, they didn’t last long! Even people that say they don’t like coconut were snarfing these!

    - Dorothy

  413. These are amazing. I am a dessert a holic and these taste like cookie dough to me! My 2 year old can’t get enough, and I love knowing they are decently good for you! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

    - Julie

  414. great recipe – I make them all the time. A few changes I made. I use the mini chocolate chips so the balls stay together better. Also, I keep the chips in the freezer prior to making the balls, so the hot toasted coconut doesn’t melt the chocolate. Also using chunky pea nut butter is great.

    - Jim B

  415. i made these over my lunch break to take back to work because I always forget to pack snacks! These are delicious and I love the clean ingredients! Thanks!

    - Teri [a foodie stays fit]

  416. Hi, just discovered you through Pinterest and I’m so excited! I’m making these yummy looking energy bites right now….thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes!!

    - Erin Grace

  417. about to make these! excited

    - ellie

  418. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been making them for my gymnast daughter to have as a mid-practice snack. All of her teammates have been intrigued and now I have their moms asking for the recipe! This last time, I substituted about 2 T of the peanut butter with Nutella for an extra chocolaty punch! Mini chocolate chips work the best for us, I have found. And I love the versatility of this, and the ability to substitute dried fruits, different kinds of nuts, chips, etc.

    - Bridget

  419. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely AMAZING! Even my picky kiddo keeps sneaking them out of the fridge and eating them! I was seriously shocked at how good these are and so simple to make! I rolled mine small, made 38 from this batch and they came out to being 43 calories per ball! Perfect for parties, deserts, breakfast and much more! Thanks for this recipe!!!

    - Kristy

  420. I am going to make these tomorrow…..These sound Wonderful and so versatile.. Thanks for sharing!

    - Victoria Costa

  421. Must make for camping!

    - Gay Lynn Alsop

    • I did the recipe with chocolate chips & without the coconut. Haven’t rolled them out yet, but I put it in a recipe calculator on using my specific ingredients. For 25, it’d be about 92cals & 12carbs. If you’re a member of sparkpeople, you can actually look at the recipe I put in & click “Make a recipe makeover”, then enter in your own additives or change whatever. I tried a small bit & they’re SO very good! This will definitely be a do again recipe!!

      - Christina


      - MICHELE

      • I put them in my fitness pal tonight but didn’t include flaxseed b /c I don’t have any and if you make 20 of them they are 116 calories each, 14 carbs, 7 fat, 2 protein and 1 fiber…..

        - Kim

      • I rolled 38 out of this recipe and they are 43 calories per ball.

        - Kristy

  422. Must make these when we go camping.

    - Gay Lynn Alsop

  423. Thanks for this great recipe….it’s so easy and flexible.
    I will definitely prepare these:)!

    - Veselina Zheleva

  424. These are good. My husband used a powdered peanut butter that is healthier than the regular stuff, but I think they would have tasted a bit better with ordinary peanut butter. He also added raisins, which I thought threw the taste off a bit in the wrong direction. Next time I will make them following the recipe. :-)

    - Sherry

  425. found on pinterest.. so very good, :) Thank you. Just wanted to note, I used whole flaxseed (did not have ground) I ground up my oatmeal instead and it worked good :) crunchy :)

    - Nadia

  426. Do you know the calorie count?

    - Chantal

  427. Made these with a few substitutions: almond butter instead of PB, gluten-free rolled oats, and brown rice syrup instead of honey…OMG these are amazing!!!

    - Dina

  428. I saw this recipe awhile back and just finally got to making them. I absolutely love them! I made it with half of the chocolate chips and chopped dates. Delicious!! Thanks for sharing this recipe & your substitution tips.

    - Rebecca

  429. Ran across your recipe when looking for a healthy snack. My gf and I work lots of hrs and its hard to eat healthy on the run. These work out perfectly. We love them!! Ty
    we added done nuts and dried fruit. And used half and half of the flaxseed and wheat germ. Trying them in bar style this time. Thanks again.

    - T.J.

  430. I was wondering if you could substiute maple syrup in for the honey and after refrig it kind of crumbled when making the balls. What could you add to firm those up

    - Mary

  431. I was wondering if you could sub maple syrup in for the honey

    - Mary

  432. Do I have to include the flax seed? I am making this for my husband (a health junky) and flaxseed makes him sick. Is it just for the health or a need ingredient?

    - Alisyn Maion

    • Hi, made them today for the first time – didn’t ad the flax seed – they were great – disappointed so many calories !!!

      - Jay Hon

  433. I found this recipe because someone posted it in comments on the Sunflower Market Facebook page. Thank you for sharing this! It will become a staple in my house, especially during the school year since I have to fight my son to stop and eat! I love the versatility of this recipe. Thanks again!

    - Tiffiney

  434. Delicious, and my grandson loves them. He does not eat many nutrious foods so I was thrilled he could not stop eating them. Making another batch now!

    - Deborah

  435. Im super excited to try these balls. After reading the ingredients they have many of the same ingredients as a lactation bread or cookie and could be used to increase milk supply for nursing mothers. I’m going to make these and add brews yeast for extra milk making deliciousness.

    - Lori

  436. These are one of my favorite post run snacks. I have a bunch in mu freezer right now!

    - traci

  437. These are great! I’ve taken my No-Bake cookie recipe as far as I can to make it healthier, but I’ve been looking for something like this. Lacking the wheat germ, coconut and chocolate chips I added trail mix and all natural raisin bran. I kept adding peanut butter and honey until the consistancy was right, and then dropped them by spoonfuls onto a pan before refrigerating them. I imagine that they would freeze as well as regular No-Bake cookies or even peanut butter cookies. I also think that if you add two eggs and bake them in a 9×13 pan you’d have granola bars! Being pregnant and having two energetic boys, these are the perfect snack/pick-me-up anytime of the day or night!

    - Zizi

  438. I have made these 3 times now while mixing it up with butterscotch choc. chips, white choc. chips, mini choc. chips, and sometimes extra p-butter. Very awesome and versatile! Thank you!

    - Trish

  439. I made mine with the following ingredients:
    dry oats
    honey roasted mixed nuts
    peanut butter
    scrumptious true blueberry duet cereal (blueberry flavored corn/wheat flakes, real blueberries, and granola oat clusters)


    - Gabrielle

  440. My family can’t get enough of these! I have been making a double batch each week. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes.

    - Penni

  441. I found these on Pinterest and did a little adaption to them. I substituted Nutella for the peanut butter, I put in 1/4 cup (instead of 1/2 cup) white chocolate chips instead of chocolate and added 1/4 cup of Craisins. They turned out delicious! My husband and 17 y/o who don’t like coconut didn’t mind it in this recipe. Will definitely try again!

    - Jami

  442. I have to make these every week! My husband loves them & is always asking for them!

    - Rachel

  443. I doubled the ingredients so that I could share some with neighbors and friends. However, after 30 minutes of refrigerating, they crumbled when I attempted to roll them into balls. Should I just add more peanut butter? or would more honey to it? I will trouble shoot this evening when I get home, I just would hate to waste all of those yummy ingredients. Thanks for any help all!


    - Dianne

  444. I saw this recipe and had to try them. I am so glad I did. No Bake, or Mississippi Mud, as we call them where I am from, are my FAVORITE cookie!!! I have been cutting sugar out of my diet for the past few days, so these tasted awesome. My 9 yr old loved them too!! Trying to eat healthier, so this is going to be a recipe I will make a lot! Thank you so much for sharing.

    - Tina

  445. Here is the nutritional info from

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 45 g
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 206 Calories from Fat 109
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12.2g19%
    Saturated Fat 4.2g21%
    Cholesterol 2mg1%
    Sodium 59mg2%
    Total Carbohydrates 21.2g7%
    Dietary Fiber 3.8g15%
    Sugars 12.8g
    Protein 5.5g
    Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 4% • Iron 7%
    Nutrition Grade C
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

    - Tiffannie

    • This is a great website to calculate calories. And you can play with the recipe to get the calories where you want them.

      - Tiffannie

  446. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It has quickly become a family favorite!

    - Penni

  447. I just tried making these and they are my new favorite snack! I put in mini m&ms for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

    - Bekka

  448. I read that you have these for breakfast on the go. How many do consider a serving? I just mixed them up and they are in the fridge now. I am running a 10K and I thought I would see how they work out for a pre run snack. Thanks.

    - stacey haralson

  449. can i freeze these? they look delicious, would love to make a bunch and take them out the night before!

    - april

  450. I love these! I forgot to toast the coconut, so I can only imagine they would taste even better. I did find it hard to keep them together but I found the more chilled the mixture was the easier they were to roll. Once in the fridge they were perfect nice and chilled. Will definitely make again. Perfect little sweet pick me up. Although, I don’t think you are supposed to eat the whole batch in 5 days ;)

    - Anna

  451. We love these! I substitute sunbutter because of a peanut allergy. We also skip the ball rolling and call it sunbutter crumble!

    - Michelle

  452. Made batch today. Taste great did not have flaxseed so used more oats. Turned out great.. Trying to get my husband addicted. This would be healthier than commercial trail mix. Thanks for posting recipe.

    - Kit Miracle

  453. For those vegans or honey-allergic types in the UK, try subbing golden syrup for the honey – it solidifies perfectly to hold everything together and still tastes gorgeous.

    - Frances

  454. If prepared as written here, they are 4 pts each on Weight Watchers if you make 25.

    - Cindi

  455. Great recipe and super easy to make!

    - jill

  456. I too am also thinking of adding dried berries to this, and I’m also planning to remove the chocolate chip option to lessen the calories. Thank you for this, im sure to do this on the weekend.

    - Vedette

  457. I love these. With 2 kids and being a full time student I live on these. But I didn’t have no flax seed so I used smashed chocolate cheerios . And tasted wonderful!

    - Cami

  458. These are the BOMB! I made these almond every week and am bringing them in to work tonight to share with the other nurses :-) I like to add sunflower seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, chocolate chips, and raisins and it tastes just like cookie dough! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    - Jill Zamojcin

  459. I used extra oats and slivered almonds in place of the coconut and instead of honey used a little light Caro syrup and some agave nectar. They came out delicious…my 7 year old loves them!! Will definitely make these again and again. So easy!

    - Melanie

  460. Errors to avoid (oops!):

    Cool the coconut before putting it in… it melts the chocolate.
    Don’t use the hot spoon from toasting the coconut… it melts the chocolate.

    Amateur No-Baker

    - Jonathan N

  461. Can you substitute for the coconut? or just leave it out? I am allergic.

    - teri

  462. This is great, Thanks. My kids all have gluten and corn issues and they can have this. Wonderful.

    - Brian

  463. This recipe rocks….love them….

    - Tara

  464. Love this, I would add a scoop or 2 of my protein powder.

    - Kim

  465. Absolutely loved this! I did change it a bit though. I used PB2 instead of peanut butter and I used agave instead of honey. I didn’t reconstitute the peanut butter so I melted the chocolate and the agave together. The texture was great and they stayed together no problem. Also I used carob chips. : )

    - Leah

    • Leah, can you tell me more about how you uses the PB2? I’d love to try that to cut the fat content a bit. It sounds like you added it as the powder; about how much did you use? Did you substitue 1/2 cup agave for the 1/2 cup of honey? or did you use less agave? Sorry for so many questions!

      - Tracy N.

  466. For some reason mine will not stay together! Although it’s super yummy even with a spoon!

    - Kristin

  467. do you know what the calorie, sugar, sodium amount is?

    - Kristine Delcamp

  468. Wow! Thanks for a delicious sounding recipe. I can hardly wait to make them!!

    - Genene

  469. Thank you so much for this recipe! I now make a batch of these every week. Two of these, a boiled egg, and coffee are the perfect hectic morning breakfast. So simple yet so delicious.

    - Carol

  470. These are absolutely delicious….thank you!!

    - vicky

  471. I love getting recipes on the web. Just wish more had the calories and nutritional information. Thanks for a great recipe.

    - mendy

  472. My daughter has a coconut allergy. Any suggestion for what to substitute that with?

    - Jami

  473. i’d like to suggest if you dont want to use honey but want that stickiness then you can take pitted dates with enough water to cover and boil them for a few minutes the puree and you have a great sweetner

    - melissa

  474. Do you have to add coconut? I don’t like it.

    - Christie Rusidoff

  475. I will be making many many batches of these. I will likely change them up for the seasons. Pumpkin butter and dried apple chips. Dark chocolate and crushed candy canes. Etc.

    - Amanda M.

  476. Wow…. Looks awesome…. Thanks for the yummy recipe…

    - MrPbros

  477. Would putting Protein Powder in work? Or would that taste be too overpowering? Thoughts?

    - George

  478. What are the nutrition facts?

    - Ryann

  479. This is a super yummy recipe. I use agave nectar in my (to make it vegan) and they hold together great. They just need to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours after you roll them. After that they are nice and firm :).

    - Kara

  480. do you have to melt the chocolate chips? I didn’t see that in the recipe. If so, When do you do that? :)

    - Steph

  481. Do you have any suggestions on what I could substitute the peanut butter with? I have two kids that are allergic to peanuts. The rest of us love these though. I made 3 batches in 5 days.

    - Karen

  482. This is a really good recipe! Though, I used mini chocolate chips instead of the regular ones. Thanks a bunch for posting! Thumbs up from me! (^_^)b

    - Yami Guru

  483. Lisa Dircks
    On the web site Calorie counter I broke down the recipe this is for 25 balls:
    Oatmeal 12 calories
    coconut flakes 11 calories
    Peanut butter 30 calories
    Chocolate chips 18
    calories flax seed 17
    calories honey 14 calories
    vanilla 0 calories
    for a total of 103 calories each, 6.2 grams of fat, 10.5 carbs,dietary fiber 1, sugars 6.2, protein 2.7. My daughter and son-in-law just love these. I’m going to try them soon.

    - Lisa Dircks

  484. I just made this recipe so that my husband wont have any excuse to buy snacks from the vending machine at work! lol. I also used the app on his phone to figure out the calories. I made this EXACT recipe using skippy creamy pb and sweetened generic coconut flakes. I used my cookie scoop to make balls. Which turned into 20 bite size power/energy balls. Anywho…each ball would add up to about 134 calories. Hope that helps those of you using this recipe!

    - Tate

  485. Do you know have many calories are in each one?

    - Dori

  486. Sound really yummy!! I would imagine a finely graded carrot would be a nice ingredient too

    - Eva | Little Cool Toys

  487. These are great!!!! I have made them many times now and each time I put something different in them. I like to add Rice krispies and have added raisins, chopped dates, Nuts, marshmallows, dried cranberries. The dates were good however they get a little hard in the fridge. I like to add a butterscotch & chocolate chips mix. Great recipe!

    - Chris

  488. Keep them in your freezer and pop one in your hot plain oatmeal for a sweet surprise!

    - Dana

  489. These are amazing! I accidentally melted my chocolate chips the first time I made them (I had to warm up my honey to get it out of the bottle) and I liked them so much, I did it again tonight. I ate my first batch in 5 days – we’ll see how long this next batch lasts.

    - Diana

  490. My trainer boyfriend & I have been making these for 2 months with tons of variations! Sometimes with sliced almonds, omit coconut, with & without flaxseed, and we always use natural peanut butter. I use the dark chocolate chips since they are “better” for you (lol). We have also been adding chocolate protein powder (mixed with water to a pudding consistency). And we have been using the steel cut oats also at times. We mix it all up and press it into a casserole dish, chill and make nice thick bars. These are amazing and my 3 boys love them as snacks too! It’s so great that you can vary what you want in them and know exactly what you are eating, without all those preservatives and unnecessary ingredients there seem to be in foods these days!

    - amy

  491. Would sugar free maple syrup work in place of the honey? I can’t eat the latter so I was curious.

    - happenstance

  492. here is the recipe

    - carla

  493. I just made these and they are awesome! A big hit with my son and husband, I put some molasses in them b/c I didn’t have quite enough honey, and added raisins. YUUUM. Great idea!!

    - Miranda

  494. Oh my word, love these thank you so much!!! just made a batch with dried strawberries, cherry chips and strawberry extract…yummy. Thanks for an easy snack for my kiddos (and ME!!)

    - Danyelle

  495. I just made these today and substituted flax seed for wheat germ. I used a recipe calorie calculator and wow, these are not healthy!! They taste great, but pretty much killed my diet after I ate these.

    Here are the calculations based on 25 servings and using wheat germ instead of flax seed.

    1 serving:

    95 calories
    5 grams of fat
    10 carbs

    - Kelly

  496. I don’t count calories because I’m a Weight Watcher, so I just figured WW Points Plus on these. I used nutrition info on each ingredient and added all points for the whole batch together….using Reduced Fat peanut butter and unsweetened coconut. If you make 25 bites at 1″ each, I figured they will be 3 points each so BE CAREFUL!! I’ve lost 46 lbs. on WW and maintaining so I know I MUST watch it with these but they look awfully good.

    - Momn8r

  497. These are crazy yummy! Thanks for the awesome recipe and substitution tips!

    - Roberta Budd

  498. Your calorie count is going to depend completely on what ingredients you choose to use. Did you use regular (full-fat) peanut butter? Reduced fat? Natural? Sweetened or unsweetened coconut? Chocolate chips or dried fruit? What type of nuts? This is one everyone will need to figure out on their own.

    - Jenn

  499. These are delicious.. I made them without coconut and they turned out great!!!

    - Kelly

  500. Off to the kitchen to make them now~ they sound YUMMY!

    - April

  501. How many calories do they have?

    - Kimberly

  502. Any chance that you have the nutrition information for a serving of the no-bake energy bites?

    - Kevin Neigh

  503. These are awesome! About how many calories would you estimate each ball is?

    - Amanda

  504. Made these today with the kiddos! They are awesome!! I used White Chocolate chips and sliver almonds, I diced both of those into smaller pieces. Ended up with 30 inch balls. Each ball is less then 95 calories and 4 grams of sugar total!! Such a great afternoon snack. I think next time I’m going to leave out the chocolate chips and add more coconut and nuts!

    - Tiffaby

  505. A lady @ ortho was telling me how awesome these are…I can’t wait to make them!! Thx..what a healthy snack

    - Mlle

  506. Made these last night with white chocolate chips and crunchy peanut butter. DELICIOUS! But I am going to have to make another batch becase my boyfriend took the entire container to work!

    - Jen Medina

  507. These are awesome! Anyone know the nutritional value?

    - Krista

  508. These are soooo good! I loved them. Such a great snack for the afternoon when I’m looking for something sweet. Only problem, can’t stop eating them! Definitely will double recipe next time. Great recipe thanks!

    - Kathleen

  509. I have made these several times this month. My kids loves these and so do I. We used to make something similar with ground oatmeal, milk powder, honey and PB. But these have taken over. My boys like to eat them for snacks and before they head out to swim or t-ball. Thanks for sharing.

    - Marlo

  510. Just made them and very good but curious to know how many calories are in them?

    - Georgina

  511. Is it necessary to refrigerate them since the ingredients alone shouldn’t require refrigeration? I’m thinking about taking some with me while traveling abroad and stashing them in my backpack for day trips.

    - ddw

  512. I’m allergic to coconut. Any suggestions for substitutions for that?

    - michelle

  513. do you have caloriecount on these? fiber? protein?

    - Karyn

  514. I’m not a fan of coconut… is there something I can substitute for it?

    - Jackie

  515. these are wonderful! I followed the recipie to a T, perfection!

    - aryn

  516. Does anyone know about how many calories are in one of these?

    - Molly

  517. awww very nice. thanks for sharing

    - lucy

  518. WOW! These were so good! I found them on pinterest and decided to make them yesterday. I made them even smaller so that I will eat them in moderation.. Good thing because they are delicious!!!! Thank you!

    - Heather N

  519. I made these in my preparation for my exam week at the university. They are so tasty and filling, in addition to being the perfect little snack. They are prepared in no time so it did not affect my studies! Thanks a lot for this healthy snack recipe, my new favorite.

    - Amelie

  520. I think i made this recipe almost 5 times in the past 2 weeks. I think mainly because my sister, mom, dad or whoever keeps eating them i have to keep making them. These are so delicious! Thank you for posting.

    - Lil e

  521. just made these…oh, wow, they are AMAZING! Thanks for the great recipe!

    - Brenda

  522. any calorie count/nutiritional info for this recipe?

    - bonitarose

  523. SO DELICIOUS! I omitted the chocolate chips and used dried cranberries instead. They were such a crowd pleasure and are great when I am on the run and need a quick & healthy boost. Thanks!

    - C. Pruitt

  524. Caution!: Have milk handy!! These bites are delicious and healthy and go down even better with a cold glass of milk :) Thanks for the recipe!

    - Rachael

  525. Think I will try these with wheat germ instead of flax seed. Also may try some with instant coffee along with the chocolate or cocoa. They are so yummy!

    - Dawn

  526. Sounds so good, I am going to try them.

    - Devonnee Villegas

  527. So you mix the oatmeal in uncooked, right? I’m wondering if these require an extraordinary amount of chewing and digestive energy.

    - Jennifer

  528. These are simply wonderful! I have tried these with different variations of dried fruits and flavored baking chips. I’ve also decreased the peanut butter and added some Nutella to add a chocolately accent- which was great with the strawberry craisins! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

    - Sherry

  529. Found you on Stumble Upon so Thanks to them and big hand to you, Really Awesome recipe. It will be great to support me in my workout, Simply Great. Thanks.

    - Mazedarkhane

  530. These are amazing!
    I thought I’d give them a go for my post work-out protein treat and both me and my boyfriend were pleasantly surprised! They remind me of granola bars but without all that added sugar and bad stuff for you like all the brands in the grocery store sneak in.
    This was such a great find, and one that I’m adding to my own home made recipe book
    Thanks for sharing, and these are for sure becoming a regular in our household
    :) <3

    - Nicole

  531. how many calories per ball do you know?

    - lisa m

  532. I will try these as I love no bakes. But I would like to point out that ones I make do not have “tons of butter” in them. I think I get like 30 drop cookies, and use half a stick of butter. But they are still yummy, and I use the same amount of peanut butter. Unless we are considering less than a teaspoon of butter per cookie “a ton.” Then yes, I guess it is a ton.

    - Babycakes

  533. Ooops! I should add I omited the coconut flakes from the calculation since my family wouldn’t like that ingredient. :)

    - Cynthia

  534. I used a recipe calculator and got the below nutritional info.
    25 Servings

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 91.4

    Total Fat 5.1 g

    Saturated Fat 1.3 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g

    Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g

    Cholesterol 0.7 mg

    Sodium 28.2 mg

    Potassium 41.5 mg

    Total Carbohydrate 10.0 g

    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g

    Sugars 3.9 g

    Protein 2.5 g

    Vitamin A 0.1 %

    Vitamin B-12 0.2 %

    Vitamin B-6 0.1 %

    Vitamin C 0.1 %

    Vitamin D 0.0 %

    Vitamin E 2.6 %

    Calcium 1.3 %

    Copper 0.7 %

    Folate 0.1 %

    Iron 3.1 %

    Magnesium 0.5 %

    Manganese 0.7 %

    Niacin 3.3 %

    Pantothenic Acid 0.2 %

    Phosphorus 0.7 %

    Riboflavin 1.0 %

    Selenium 0.2 %

    Thiamin 0.2 %

    Zinc 0.4 %

    - Cynthia

  535. What a great alternative to store bought energy bars! Can’t wait to try them.

    - Tiffany Youngren

  536. OMG! I have made these 3 times since seeing your post. I do have some repurpose ideas I have used in the past week for Energy Bites: I double the batch then half of the batch I put in a few seperate baggies so my daughter can eat as granola on the way to school with a spoon. Today,
    I put two EB in the blender with 1 cup premade Gano coffee (hot), 1 banana, Keifer, & ice to make an amazing super healthy energy smoothie!

    - Treacy

  537. Could these be made without flax seed?

    - grace

  538. No Bake Cookies are my favorite cookies of all time. I’m excited to see a healthier version of this treat and intend to make some today. Thanks so much!

    - Shirley Bass

  539. I made these today and added some molasses to the honey and it made it really really tasty!! Thank you for the awesome recipe.

    - Mandy

  540. Can I skip the flexseed? Thinking of making them tonight.. I live on a mountain can’t get to a store that would sell it.

    - Danielle

  541. thank you for this. I know my girls will love them. I’m going to modify it just a bit for our food allergic kid but you gave me an amazing base. so many options to choose from. thanks again.

    - Heather

  542. Fast, easy, AND delicious!!!

    - Kathy

  543. I like your suggestions for substitutions. The stores here don’t carry flax seed. My husband loves no bakes. Sounds like a great recipe to try! Pinning this!

    - Sue

  544. can’t wait to try these, calories sound reasonable as long as I don’t eat too many

    - Patty V

  545. I’ve used granola instead of oats and they are just as good…! : )

    - Debbie

  546. I used mashed bananas instead of the honey, and they were still great!!

    - Emily

  547. These were a yummy treat! I added1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein- super!

    - Noelle

  548. I am not using anything with sugar in it, and since choc chips have sugar, could I use coco powder?

    - Joy

  549. What would happen if one were not to refrigerate these tasty treats? I’m thinking about making these for a road trip, but I won’t have a cooler. Is it do-able?

    - Karla

  550. These are the most AMAZING homemade snacks EVER!!! I looooove them!!! I love the nutrition in them and the l wonderful peanut-buttery taste!!

    - Kara

  551. These are delicious! I put a scoop of toffee mocha protein powder in these as well to pack in a little more punch. I told my kids that they are no bake cookie balls and they are clamoring for them. The nice part is that they are pretty filling although small in size. Seriously, this is one that I’m going to find myself making weekly for my family.

    - Kristina

  552. These are great! I only had white chocolate chips. My boyfriend loved them and took some to work. The guys in the wharehouse where he works were asking for more. Thanks so much for posting these.

    - Elizabeth

  553. To Jen,
    Is that 2 WW points plus points or the old WW points?

    - Leean

  554. I am a Weight Watcher member and I inputed these into the reciepe builder and if I got 20 out of the reciepe it would be 2pts each

    - Jenn

  555. When I entered the recipe as above (with no substitutions) online using generic brands, I came out with the following nutritional info (based on 22 servings for the entire recipe).
    calories, carbs, fat, protein, sugar sodium
    entire recipe: 2408 305 124 46 201 1300
    Per Serving: 109 14 6 2 9 59

    - Mel

  556. what are toasted coconut flakes – cereal or shredded coconut toasted?

    - mary j

  557. I made these and they were amazing. I used 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips (thats all I had, eek) and got a bit of chocolate in every bit even with half the amount of choc. chips. I also put in 1/4 cup of craisins. My hubby loved these, and he hates coconut, he he. He didn’t even know it was in there until I told him. I used a mini ice cream scooper to help form my balls.

    - Lori

  558. These are fantastic! I heated the honey and they stuck together GREAT! Thank you so much. Be making them again, and again. I might even share….. (:

    - Toni

  559. I just tried these, but with one substitution. I didn’t have chocolate chips on hand (shame on me!) so I added about 4 T. of cocoa powder. FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to make them again with chocolate chips! Thank you so much!

    - Alie

  560. Made these yesterday and they are fantastic! Even hubby likes them!

    - ruthe

  561. Cannot wait to try these for softball tournament this weekend. 6 games on Saturday – she’ll needs lots of energy on the go.

    - sam

  562. So if you make 20 balls they are 135 calories EACH????

    - Marcie

  563. These look so yummy. I am going to try them. Thanks for sharing this.

    - Mary J

  564. These yummy energy bites can easily be made gluten, dairy and soy free and taste amazing! I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats, Earth Balance soy free spread, Peter Pan creamy peanut butter and Enjoy Life! chocolate chips. I weighed all of my ingredients using a food scale to figure out the carb count on them for my type 1 diabetic sons. I got 26 super-ball sized bites that ended up being 13 carbohydrates. Highly recommend!

    - Kathy

  565. Is there anyway you could figure the nutrition info? Calories, fat, carbs, protein, etc?
    Even if you give an average number it would be helpful to those of those that have to count fats, carbs and protein in our daily routines. Thanks


  566. Thanks Christy!

    - Jenny

  567. I did the nutritional info on these. If you make 20 they have 135 calories, 17 carbs, 7 fat, and 3 protein.

    - Christy

  568. Delicious! thank you! I used flax seeds purchased in the spice aisle and I love the texture and taste they provided.

    - Laura

  569. Do you have the nutritional information for these? The look yummy

    - Jenny

  570. Great, made this morning. Added fresh dried dates. Next time will add 1/4C whey powder.

    - Deb

  571. I made these for breakfast for this week. I decided to make them into bars, put them in the freezer for about 20 min….just delish! It was easy, it’s healthy, and filling ( I sampled one!). Thanks so much for the great idea! Oh, I also added some white chocolate chips…yumm!

    - Kelley

  572. Just made these with almond butter instead of peanut butter and they turned out beautiful AND delicious.

    - Melani

  573. Thank you for the recipe. My daughter plays volleyball and tournament days are long. I just made these and they taste great and will give her some energy to make it through the day!

    - Wendy C.

  574. the energy bites were super easy and really good!

    - cathy

  575. Do you have the exact nutrition break down? I saw another use posted one, but I didn’t know if that was correct or not.

    - Real Estate Consultant

  576. I would like to know what the caloric value is of these amazing treats

    - Jeni

  577. Hi there! Would you be able to tell me if these absolutely need to be refrigerated? I can’t see anything on the ingredients list that needs refrigerating, so I just want to make sure. We are traveling next week and I think these would be great to bring along if they’d be ok un-refrigerated! Thank you!

    - Kathryn

  578. These are AMAZING! I’ve made 3 batches in 4 days.
    Im not a fan of coconut so i replaced it with sliced almonds (honey roasted or butter toffee).

    - Amy

  579. These were delicious! Since I was making them for health food-a-phobes, I reduced the amount of flax and replaced what I cut out with extra oatmeal. I also subbed in pumpkin seed butter for the peanut butter, and melted the chocolate chips as some other readers had suggested. It was a little stiff to mix together, but I just melted down the pumpkin seed butter and chocolate, and it came together fine. Thanks for a great recipe!

    - Vanessa

  580. Do you melt all the ingredients on the stove or just mix it?

    - Kaylee

  581. These are so great! I make them every week now. I add chia seeds and use cacoa nibs in replacement of the chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing!

    - Andi

  582. I made them with chopped apple and golden raisins instead of coconut and choc chips for a slightly healthier version and they were DELICIOUS!!! I will def be making them again with all sorts of variations. A few of these will make a great on the go breakfast. Thanks!

    - Erin

  583. I’m mildly obsessed with granola bars and I love the idea of being able to make my own without even having to turn on the oven. That’s for the great recipe.

    - Derek Bocking

  584. Thanks for the great recipe! I found this on Pinterest and followed your recipe exactly. We love `em!!

    - heather5018

  585. 3 points each for weight watchers points

    - Stacey

  586. I just made these with a few variations. I did not have flax weed so I used wheat germ, I used white chocolate chips and added a 1/2 cup of a granola mixture that I have that has granola, nuts and dried fruit. This was so yummy. I will double the recipe next time.

    - kayla

  587. I’ve made these twice. The first time I used chopped carrot instead of coconut. They turned out great, the carrots added the necessary moisture, crunch, and sweetness the coconut usually lends. I also threw in some crushed pepitas (pumpkin seeds) because I had some on hand, substituted a bit of the honey for molasses, used quick oats, and used sun butter instead of peanut butter. The sun butter definitely does add a different distinct flavor versus peanut butter, so be warned!

    I just made another batch with coconut, old fashioned oats, and regular peanut butter. They are not staying together as well. I think if you use old fashioned oats you need to chop them up a bit first. I added a splash of milk and I’m letting them sit for the hour in the fridge now.

    - Emily

  588. Love these!! They’re a huge hit with my two boys, ages 6 & 2. I’ve been making them every week at their request. They’re a great snack for me as well! :D

    - kristen

  589. Sooo…I just made these. I used quick oats, peanut butter, honey, a sprinkling of chocolate chips, unsweetened organic coconut flakes, chopped prunes, 1/2 cup of my favorite trail mix and then…for a bit of added energy….I dissolved some instant coffee and added that. THESE ARE DELICIOUS!! I don’t think you can make them taste bad:) Taking them to work tonight, and then making some sans caffeine for my 4 year old and I tomorrow. Thank you for the idea!

    - Laura

  590. Yum!! I just made- and sampled- these and this is definitely a keeper recipe. As many others did already, I made some substitutions. While I love coconut, I didn’t have any, so instead I used 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. I could not find ground flax seed so I used wheat germ. After letting it chill as directed, the mixture was still a bit crumbly and dry-ish. Not a big deal, though- just be sure to squish and compact everything into a ball.

    - Andrea

  591. I’ve always bought something called “Energy chunks” at our local food co-op. They’re oh so yummy and actually taste like they are good for you. I’ve been wanting to learn how to make them at home and now I can! Thank you! One question – are they sticky?

    - Auria

  592. google says sunflower seed butter. I’ve never had it. thoughts?

    - Jason

  593. These look awesome. I love the idea of adding the quinoa. One problem, though. Every nut butter is off limits, thanks to my girlfriend’s nut allergy. She’s having a hard time keeping food down right now, so I’d love to be able to make her a super-healthy snack she can munch on slowly throughout the day. Any suggestions?

    - Jason

  594. Awesome recipe! I’ve been looking for easy, healthy snacks to make. (Just recommended you on my Facebook fan page: Can’t wait to make these with my daughter. Thanks!

    - Sally

  595. I make these a lot, the exact same ingredients, except I use mini chocolate chips and melt them just slightly in the microwave first, so the chocolate really mixes into the rest of the ingredients. Also, I pulse everything in my food processor a couple of times. I guess I also put a ton of fruit into them too, so maybe not the exact same ingredients. One or two of them are perfect after a hard workout.

    - Laura

  596. These were a big hit with my hubby and my 2 year old loved getting to help me “cook” them! We added dates and walnuts to ours and I adjusted the amount of Peanut butter and honey. I also slightly toasted the oats, coconut and walnuts to bring out some flavor.

    - Katie

  597. Just made these and they are delish! Substituted wheat germ for flax seed since that’s what I had on hand, and added craisins! Should have doubled the recipe because these will be gobbled up quickly!

    - Meagan

  598. These are lovely and delicious! I put a little oil on my hands before forming them, and they didn’t stick as much. I will definitely offer this recipe to my clients!

    - Jeannette

  599. i just bought the ingredients….. can’t wait to make it!

    - Joanna

  600. These are great! Habit forming but don’t feel guilty because they are made with real good stuff!

    - Nancy

  601. These are awesome!! I also make some protein bars that I found on the website which my family just loves but sometimes they’re a little too much for my kids so these are great for a quick bite and for the “on the run family.” I did substitute vanilla protein powder for the coconut and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing :)

    - Valarie

  602. I would love to hear what we can substitute the coconut flakes with.

    - Kait

  603. I made these last night. YUM. I skipped the coconut and halved the chocolate chips in favor of Reese’s pieces. So paint buttery good! One batch is definitely not enough. I did add flax , but I didn’t really notice any flavor from it. Might as well continue to use it for health benefits… Thank you for the recipe!

    - Eves

  604. these sound great!! :) cannot wait to make these tomorrow

    @Stephanie i was thinking maybe you could substitute the coconut with some dried fruit or maybe crush some slivered almonds? just some ideas hopefully you find something that works!

    - jasmine

  605. These looks great! I’v made some similar on my blog, but more like macaroons. I’ll definitely try these!:-)

    - Donna Chernow

  606. OMG! Must make these!!

    - Lisa

  607. I followed the directions completely. but mine came out dry and kind of crumbly. But they tasted oh so good! And suggestions?

    - Kris

  608. WOW- we just made them with a slight variation and they were GREAT!

    One big tip- we made them the first time and they were really crumbly. Instead of upping the wet ingredients (which would also up the fat, cals, and sugar), we just melted the chocolate and peanut butter on the stove, then mixed the other ingredients in. Since the chocolate was now ‘wet,’ everything stuck together just fine. This method allowed for chocolate in every bite and was DELICIOUS!

    We also added some ground up pumpkin seeds (that I froze from our pumpkin carving in the fall) in place of the coconut.

    - Kaitlin

    • Awesome tip with melting the peanut butter and chocolate. I used only 1/4 cup of chocolate and they still came out deliciously chocolatey.
      Thank you

      - Drea

  609. Just love this recipe.. I just got back from Breckenridge this week and it was wonderful!! I am going to try these little bites for sure

    - Vickie

  610. would love to know the nutritional info on these(fat,calories,fiber)as a weightwatcher this would be very helpful,thanks.

    - elisabeth pope

  611. I make the same recipe, only I flatten mine in a cake pan and cut them into little granola bars. They are also good with almonds in them :)

    - Natasha

  612. What could you replace the coconut with? These sound good and i LOVE no bakes but I am allergic to coconut! :(

    - Stephanie

  613. Nutrition Facts
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    25 Servings

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 101.0

    Total Fat 6.1 g

    Saturated Fat 2.6 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g

    Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g

    Cholesterol 0.0 mg

    Sodium 26.6 mg

    Potassium 58.1 mg

    Total Carbohydrate 10.9 g

    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g

    Sugars 6.3 g

    Protein 2.3 g

    Vitamin A 0.0 %

    Vitamin B-12 0.0 %

    Vitamin B-6 1.3 %

    Vitamin C 0.2 %

    Vitamin D 0.0 %

    Vitamin E 2.7 %

    Calcium 0.6 %

    Copper 1.2 %

    Folate 1.2 %

    Iron 2.5 %

    Magnesium 2.3 %

    Manganese 3.8 %

    Niacin 3.6 %

    Pantothenic Acid 0.5 %

    Phosphorus 2.3 %

    Riboflavin 0.6 %

    Selenium 1.1 %

    Thiamin 1.2 %

    Zinc 1.3 %

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    - Angela

  614. does anyone know the nutrition facts on these?

    - rebecca

  615. What a great little snack! Perfect for hitting the slopes!

    - Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

  616. These look really good! Not a big fan of peanut butter but will definitely try them with almond butter!

    - Lady Joyful

  617. I just made these and they are amazing!!!!! They are so easy!!!! Perfect snack to bring for any gatherings. Thank you so much for sharing!

    - Samantha

  618. SO good! Left out the flax seed b/c I don’t know what that is much less where to buy it. I added chopped almonds and doubled the recipe and got about 54 good sized balls. Mixed everything up in my Kitchenaid stand mixer….much easier. In the future I might leave out the chocolate chips and dip each one in chocolate to make “candy”.

    - Nikki

  619. These are adorable! I love that.

    - Kathy

  620. These are lovely. Definitely going to have to double the recipe next time though!

    - Simone Woods

  621. What can you use to replace the crushed flax seed?

    - Eva

  622. I just made these with almond butter, I think I could eat the entire bowl – thanks for the recipe.

    - dawn p

  623. wondering if you can add chocolate protein powder to increase the benefits — then they would be chocolate peanut butter no bakes :P

    - SarahD

  624. Can I leave out the flaxseed and get the same results ?

    - Wanda

  625. These remind me of something my mom used to make when I was a kid—they were these peanut butter balls with coconut and dried milk. Apparently they were healthy, but I’m sure yours are much better.

    - sophistimom

  626. I replaced the coconut with plain shredded wheat and i just crumbled it up really well. I also subtracted the flaxseed and added some puffed wheat (by the way, all of these changes reduces the calorie value while retaining nutrition). Tip: Add some dried cranberries and a BIG spoonful of Biscoff spread for some extra yumminess and love :D

    - Allie

  627. Do you use natural peanut butter or the trans-fat-filled kind? I normally use natural, but I’m wondering if that would make them too gooey?

    - Lori

  628. Another tip is to warm the peanut butter in the microwave to make it easier to mix into the dry ingredients. I also omitted the coconut and left all the other measurements the same. Mini chips are perfect for this! If you can keep yourself from eating it all in one day, I think they taste even better the second and third day. The flavors really come together. I keep my leftovers in the refrigerator.

    - Kriste

  629. Another tip is to warm the peanut butter in the microwave to make it easier to mix into the dry ingredients. I also omitted the coconut and left all the other measurements the same. Mini chips are perfect for this!

    - Kriste

  630. Any suggestions for a sub for honey? I am allergic to honey, but these sound fantastic… =/

    - Becks

  631. I forgot to mention I used quick oats and they work really well!

    - Christy

  632. Just made these today – not only delicious and good for you, but so so easy! I had everything on hand except for the coconut, and actually used half creamy peanut butter and half crunchy because I ran out of creamy – surely more texture but still amazing! They didn’t stick together super well, but well enough. Thanks for the great recipe!

    - Christy

  633. We really like these but had trouble getting them to form into balls. A bit too dry. I had to add more honey and Peanut Butter.

    - Kim

  634. Made these yesterday. Verdict is that they’re fabulous. Needed a little more honey and peanut butter to keep them together, and I used mini chocolate chips too. Yummy!

    - Anne

  635. Made these tonight and they are awesome! I can tell the hard part is to not eat the whole batch in one day! So yummy! Thanks :)

    - Schell

  636. I made these this afternoon. They tasted delish! The only problem was that mine would not stick to make balls. I used natural peanut butter. Could that be the cause? Has anyone else made them with natural peanut butter?

    - shelley

    • I made these last night with natural almond butter. What I did was add a little coconut oil to the almond butter until it was the consistency of “normal” peanut butter. They turned out just fine! :)

      - Mindy

  637. I just made them without coconut. Still Delish!!!

    - Kelly

  638. ohh… I’m always on the lookout for non-bake treats! I live in China and have a typical Chinese kitchen aka NO OVEN!

    did you use set or runny honey?

    - Mira

  639. dumb question…but how do you toast coconut…never have before??

    - buzymama

  640. Just tried making these—they’re perfect! I knew I’d like them, so I doubled the recipe the first time around. I used unsweetened coconut flakes and forgot to toast the coconut—-still good.

    My daughter tried them and liked them, too—wants to take them to soccer practice to eat on the way.

    Thanks for this—it’s a great recipe. Will definitely make again.

    - MDB

  641. I made these last night — DELISH!!!

    - kaysi

  642. I just made these… and I’m hooked!!

    - Alexandra N

  643. Making these today…yum!

    - Hip Mountain Mama

  644. I need a suggestion for replacing the coconut…Allergies here. I would love to make these, any help would be greatly appreciated

    - Kim

  645. I was wondering if quick oats works just the same as old fashion oats?

    - Sarah

  646. i made these last night! Very tasty! I moistened my hands with water every few balls to make the rolling process faster and easier. Thanks for the great recipe!

    - Kelly

  647. Are these nutritional?

    - Maddie

  648. Do you know approximately how many calories & grams of protein are in each one? Thanks

    - Nicole

  649. dry oatmeal.

    - @capturedinclay

  650. Love at first bite! Thanks for sharing. By the way, did you know you can “toast” coconut in the microwave? Spread in a microwave pie plate, 3 min on high, stir after each min. Works great – no heating the oven.

    - @capturedinclay

  651. If I leave out the coconut, do you think I should add more oatmeal.

    - Jen Roney

  652. These look fantastic. Can’t wait to try them!

    - Mary

  653. I put in cooked cooled quinoa as a bonus item as I was out of Flax and they were just as delicious :) Not sure if anyone has done this and posted it, I just read some and didn’t see it yet! Can’t complain about having a powerhouse super-food in a yummy snack!

    - Revivedlife

  654. I made these yesterday and they have already disappeared. Will be doubling the recipe next time to last a little longer. They were a perfect on the go snack.

    - Ronda

  655. I just made these and was thinking next time I might try sorghum in place of the honey for a richer flavor! Great recipe!

    - Kriste

  656. Umm, stupid question, but hear me out….
    Do you cook the oatmeal first? Or is it dry oats?


    - Sarah

  657. Any suggestions on how to substitute the coconut? None of us like shaved coconut here…. This looks great, though…with three kids and expecting twins, I need some yummy healthy snacks on hand!

    - Paige

    • I made them using dried bananas instead of coconut. I just finely chopped the banana chips and thought they taste complimented the peanut butter and chocolate nicely.

      - Haylie

      • I’ve replaced coconut with rice crispies, with crushed up vector cereal, and once with crushed walnuts. All were pretty tasty! I also half the flax and use 1/4 cup protein powder.

        - Lindsay

  658. Someone asked “how many calories?”. I put it into my LoseIt app, and this is the result:

    Assuming you make 20 balls out of the above recipe, each ball is 128 calories, 7.7g fat, 13.8g carbohydrates, 1.8g fiber, and 3g protein.

    That’s for the recipe above. I’d have to edit it a bit, myself, since we can’t have coconut or peanut butter in the house (nut allergies)

    - Shelly

  659. I can’t believe I found something I like better than ‘No Bake’ cookies. They are so good,and healthy too!

    - Patty

  660. how many calories???

    - Marice

  661. These sound so purely divine and I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and make me a batch…thank you so very much for sharing!

    - Adele Forbes

  662. I make vegan cookies that are vERY similar to these!! I love them!! I call them endurance cookies for my long distance trail runs. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely have to try!!

    - christine

  663. These look great! Do you use unsweetened or sweetened coconut?

    - Runnergirl

  664. YAY! So glad you enjoyed my recipe! They are heavenly aren’t they!!!

    - Maggie @ Smashed Peas and Carrots

  665. These look SOOOOO good!!! I have everything to make them. My daughter just said “I just want to eat the whole computer” while looking at my screen right now, lol!

    - Aggie

  666. Also- if you put powdered milk (i know sounds gross but i swear its not!!) in it will give you added calcium and other stuff that milk adds to your diet!

    - krista

  667. I just bookmarked this recipe – it sounds delicious. I’ve made energy bites similar to this one that had nonfat dry milk and dried apricots and dates. I love popping one or two of these before an early morning workout.

    - Alysha @shesontherun

  668. These look yummy (and simple)!!! Will have to try some with chia seeds, too :D

    ~ Tiffany

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  669. WHAAAAT? I’m so making these.

    - Bev Weidner

  670. making these!

    - The Food Hunter

  671. Yummy, I enjoy that they require no baking.

    - Erin

    • I just made these again today, their an all time favorite dessert to stash in the freeezer for company and really easy to make:)
      Today i didn’t use the recipe i just poured a bunch of stuff in I put cranberries,greenpumpkin seeds,vanilla,honey,peanut butter,granole,chia seeds,almonds and coconut:)
      still delicious:)

      - lynn