Hip hip for no bake energy bites!
I’ll admit, a few years ago when I first posted this recipe, I had never even heard of no bake energy “bites”. But now, after zillions of pageviews on this post, countless batches of them made in my kitchen, and more new variations of them popping up each day online, I think it’s safe to say that no bake energy bites are now officially a “thing”.
And I hope that they are deliciously here to stay. Because I don’t know about you, 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. :)
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:
To make the no bake energy bites, just stir all of those ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. (Or if you get tired of using a spoon, just use your hands. That’s what I do!)
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.
Then once the mixture has cooled slightly, shape it however you please, and refrigerate in an airtight storage container. I like shaping my energy bites into 1-inch balls, but you can make yours smaller or larger. Or if you’d rather, you can press the mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and you make energy bars instead of bites. 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:
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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These delicious little no bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack!
*Prep time listed does not include time for the mixture to chill. To speed up the chilling, I recommend spreading the mixture out on a baking sheet, then covering it with plastic wrap and refrigerating.
**We do not currently offer nutrition facts on this site, but if you would like an estimate, I recommend using My Fitness Pal.
***If making these gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free ingredients.
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