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Trail Mix Energy Bites

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Time for a new energy bites recipe!

You all know how much I love a good salty and sweet combo. So I’m excited to introduce to you my new version — Trail Mix Energy Bites!

I was actually spring cleaning-out my pantry when the idea occurred to me to use up some leftover nuts, pretzels and dried fruit to make some trail mix. But at the last minute, I decided to mix them with some natural peanut butter, puffed brown rice cereal (or you could use oats), wheat germ, a pinch of chia seeds, and behold — these trail mix energy bites were born!

It’s a good thing that they are shaped into portion-controlled little bites, because I’m pretty sure I could have eaten the whole bowl. These turned out SO tasty!!! I especially loved having the salty crunch of the pretzels in there too. And even after a week in the fridge, my pretzels didn’t get soggy at all. It’s like they were meant for these bites. ;)

As with any of these energy bite recipes, the options for substitutions here are endless. Energy bites are a great way to use up any ingredients you might have on hand. You can sub in any nuts (peanuts, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, etc.), any nut butter (PB, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.), any dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricots, cherries, etc.), or chocolate (dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, cacao nibs, or sans chocolate, etc.) that sounds good. And if you don’t want to shape the mix into little balls, you can also just press it into the bottom of a baking dish and then cut them into bars.

However you make them, have fun and don’t be afraid to get creative! Enjoy!!

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Trail Mix Energy Bites

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 energy bites 1x

Description

Your trail mix just turned into cute and delicious little energy bites!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup whole grain crispy puffed rice cereal or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. (This step is important — it makes the mixture easier to shape.)
  2. Remove and shape into small 1-inch balls, or press into the bottom of a parchment-lined baking pan to make granola bars.
  3. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
  4. **It is not essential that these be refrigerated, but it helps the balls to keep their shape.

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

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100 comments on “Trail Mix Energy Bites”

  1. How many calories? Per ball?

    • Hi Rae! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  2.  These are some of my absolute favorite snacks…Of all time, hands down!!!!!!!   Do you have the nutrition break down for this recipe? 

    • We’re so happy to hear you enjoy these, Lisa! Unfortunately though, awe aren’t sure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  3. How long are these good for unrefridgerated?

    • Hi Trinity! These will probably keep for a week or two, unrefrigerated. We hope you enjoy!

  4. This energy bites are actually tasty and healthy snacks you can also give this to your kids. Thanks

  5. This look amazing! Perfect little balls of pick me up!

  6. How can i incorporate Coconut oil into the no bake bites/

  7. Hi there! If I make these into granola bars, how long should I bake them?

  8. Amazing and simple! Made it in 10 minutes, shared with neighbour, and she wanted the recipe too!

    Thank you! This will become a staple!

  9. Can I have the nutrition facts for this recipe please!!