No-Bake Energy Bites

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This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and irresistibly delicious!

Easy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Friends, have you tried this no bake energy bites recipe? ♡

It’s one of my all-time favorite recipes here on the blog, and one that I’ve personally made about a zillion times since I first published it here eight years ago.

I love these little energy bites because they are easy to make with simply pantry ingredients that I almost always have on hand.  They are super easy to mix up and roll into cute little energy balls.  (Or if you would like to save time, you can press the mixture into a parchment-covered baking dish, and then cut them into energy bars.)  They are the perfect make-ahead recipe to keep on hand for healthy snacking or breakfasts.  And most importantly, they are just irresistibly good.

Over the years, thousands of our readers have made and loved this classic energy bites recipe too.  So I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try!

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe | 1-Minute Video

Energy Bites Ingredients

No Bake Energy Bites Ingredients:

To make this no bake energy bites recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Old-fashioned oatsAlso called rolled oats — these will serve as the base ingredient for our energy bites.
  • Shredded coconutWhich I highly recommend toasting — either briefly in the oven or in a sauté pan — before adding to the energy bites.  (Just be sure that they have cooled before adding in the chocolate chips, or the chocolate may heat and turn a bit melty.)
  • Creamy peanut butterI have used both traditional creamy peanut butter and natural creamy peanut butter in this recipe, and both work!
  • Ground flaxseedTo add some extra protein, fiber and omega-3s to our energy bites.
  • Semisweet chocolate chipsI photographed this recipe with standard-sized semisweet chips, but mini semisweet chips mix in easier.
  • HoneyTo add some natural sweetness and also help to bind the energy balls together.
  • Vanilla extractFor a touch of extra flavor.
  • Chia seeds (optional): Feel free to skip the chia seeds, if you do not have any on hand.  But I love adding in a tablespoon or so when I do!

How To Make Energy Bites (Balls)

How To Make Energy Balls:

To make these energy bites, simply…

  1. Stir everything together.  Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Chill. Cover the mixing bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture is chilled.*
  3. Roll into balls.  Roll into mixture into 1-inch balls.
  4. Serve.  Then enjoy immediately!  Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

If you have trouble getting the energy balls to hold together, I recommend adding in more peanut butter to make the mixture a bit more sticky.  Or if you would rather, you can also just press the mixture into a square baking dish to make flat energy bars instead of round energy balls.

Healthy Energy Balls

Possible Energy Bites Variations:

There are all sorts of ways that you can customize this energy bites recipe, so feel free to get creative!  For example, you are welcome to…

  • Make energy barsPress the mixture firmly into a parchment-lined 8×8-inch baking pan, chill, and then slice into energy bars (instead of rolling the mixture into energy balls).
  • Use a different nut or seed butter: Use almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or any other nut/seed butters that you prefer in place of peanut butter.
  • Omit the coconut: I’ve heard from many of you over the years who don’t love coconut.  If that’s the case, no prob, just omit the coconut and add in an extra shake of oats instead.
  • Add spices: If you would like to give these energy bites some extra flavor, feel free to add in a few pinches of ground cinnamon or some pumpkin pie spice.

Healthy Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter

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No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

No Bake Energy Bites

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 20-25 energy bites 1x

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This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and irresistibly delicious!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Stir everything together.  Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Chill. Cover the mixing bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture is chilled.  (This will help the mixture stick together more easily.)
  3. Roll into balls.  Roll into mixture into 1-inch balls.
  4. Serve.  Then enjoy immediately!  Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Notes

Prep Time: The 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 small baking sheet and popping it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until the mixture is cool.

Source: Recipe slightly adapted from Smashed Peas & Carrots.

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  2. 5 stars
    These have been a go-to for months now. Make them at least every other week (takes 10 mins). Constantly giving them away and always being asked for the recipe. They adapt well to substitutions (depending on my food mood) but I keep coming back to the original recipe. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    You may want to note that if making for a celiac, the oats need to be certified gluten free. Oatmeal itself has no gluten but are typically cross-contaminated with wheat when processed. My friend didn’t know when she made these for me. (I am celiac)

    However, they are very yummy!

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  5. 5 stars
    Great no bake energy snack bites recipes.😉😁😀😊☺😆😇4 any one interested in it.******

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  8. 5 stars
    How long will these last in the fridge?

    • Depends how fast you eat them!! :-)

      There’s nothing really risky in them so probably 2 weeks.

  9. 5 stars
    Great recipe, except I found it a bit dry by the end of the bowl.

  10. 5 stars
    These turned out so delicious and flavorful!

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  13. I only found this recipe online after years you made it :) but how delicious they are ! I hope you are still keep doing what you have done and enjoying every single day of cooking great food and sharing them. I am making these balls from China and shared with my friends…I am so thankful I found this site and I have tried several versions using similar ingredients before, I have to say this one tastes best!
    Hope I can find more treasures here , and thank you so much for sharing them!

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  20. 5 stars
    I make these they are great pre workout snacks. I add a scoop of protein powder to mine for added proteins.

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  28. 5 stars
    These are amazing

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  36. 5 stars
    I was wondering if the could be kept unrefrigerated for a day or so. I need some high protein snacks for a trip. Would they be too soft? The recipe sounds delicious. I am looking forward to trying it.

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  39. I love these protein balls! I make them all the time. Super easy and the family loves them too.

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  41. 5 stars
    So tasty loved them so much! Healthy yet delicious!!!

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  43. Hi! Any idea if these freeze well? Thanks! So excited for a healthy snack recipe! :)

    • Yes – I portion them out and freeze them, 2 in a snack size baggie. Better to eat when thawed, but they thaw quickly.

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  50. 5 stars
    Made 18 decent size balls. Family loves them! Were trying out clean eating and this fits perfectly. YUMMM!!! 😊