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!

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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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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! I substitute maple syrup for the honey and it’s also awesome.

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  4. 5 stars
    These satisfy the urge for sweet and fills me up so I don’t eat other snacks. I freeze them in individual bites (snack bags) so they are easy to grab. Going to make another batch tonight.

  5. what if we are allergic to nuts?

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  13. 5 stars
    Hi. I made this; and input on MyFitnessPal under “mock freshii energii bites.” I estimate them at 165 calories for 25g per ball. Cheers, Josh

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  17. 5 stars
    I’ve been eating these daily for a few years, and I love them! My recipe has the exact same ingredients but slightly different measurements. I make them each Sunday and freeze them 2 at a time in snack sized ziploc bags. It’s perfect for grabbing when I need a snack during the week!

  18. 5 stars
    Quite possibly my favorite go to recipe ever! A friend directed me to your specific one and I’m just so happy with it – it’s marked as a favorite on my phone and make it at least once a month. Thank you for sharing it with the world!

  19. 5 stars
    I make these all the time …. So damn good!! Very comvenient when you’re on the go and just grab them from the fridge! Love love!

  20. Hi! I was just wondering if leaving out the vanilla extract will totally offset the balance of the bites? (I ran out :/)
    I’ve made the bites so many times, but always used vanilla extract.

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  25. 5 stars
    Love these!! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Best energy ball I have ever had. Do you know by chance how many calories per ball? Just rough estimate.

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  28. 5 stars
    I love these and so does my husband, who is a picky eater! I even demonstrated how to make them at the library (I’m a public librarian), and they were a hit there too :) Just wondering if they would freeze well? This would be something I’d like to make a double or even triple batch of to have them always on hand. Thanks!

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  30. 5 stars
    These are excellent! My kids ask for them all the time!

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  32. 5 stars
    Do you know the calories in one 1” ball?

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  34. 5 stars
    Healthy!! Easy!! Very addictive!! Cannot eat just one!! ❤️

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  36. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe, I’ve made it many times! I portion two to a snack sized bag, and put them all in the refrigerator door, and throughout the week we have healthy snacks! My son loves them, and I feel good about him eating them. With a glass of milk it’s a snack that tastes like cookies and milk!

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  38. 5 stars
    Such a yummy recipe! Very quick and easy to make. Great with a cup of tea/coffee or snack.

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  41. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING! I SO APPRECIATE that your site doesn’t publish nutritional facts!

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  50. 5 stars
    Super!! Great snack. I thought they would be sticky but they aren’t.