No-Bake Energy Bites

August 8, 2014 by


We had the privilege of enjoying a wonderful Father’s Day dinner with some very dear friends of ours. We were served BBQ beef sandwiches with homemade cole slaw and an incredible homemade berry pie complete with vanilla ice cream. The food was wonderful and the company even better.

In addition to all that wonderful food, my friend let me taste her No-Bake Energy Bites. I don’t know who to give credit to for this recipe. She copied it from a magazine. I searched online and found many recipes on different blogs that were all pretty much identical.

As I have a way of doing, I changed the recipe a bit and adapted it to my tastes.

I will give you the recipe as it was given to me and then tell you what I changed as well as a few fun suggestions you may want to try.

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No-Bake Energy Bites

The Members

1 cup dry oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup peanut butter (you can substitute with another nut or seed butter)

1/2 cup flaxseed meal 

1/3 cup of honey (I used half honey & half coconut oil)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

I added 1/4 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut

I also added a dash of cinnamon

You could also add crispy rice cereal or crunchy pretzel pieces. Just keep in mind that you need to keep the ratios the same so you might want to use this in place of part of the oatmeal. This will give your energy bites some crisp or crunch. Or you can be a traditionalist and follow the recipe. It’s all about how you like to roll.

The Method

This recipe couldn’t be much easier.

I start by combining honey and coconut oil (totaling 1/3 cup) and place into my 1 cup stainless steel measuring cup. I place this on low heat to melt & mix the honey and coconut oil together. You could also use a small pan on the stove or the microwave.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and then add the melted honey/coconut oil mixture.

I use my mini cookie scoop to form small balls (you can just use your hands if you don’t have a scoop). Sometimes it helps to wet your hands with water or oil to help reduce sticking.

I store my energy bites in the refrigerator, especially during the summer as the heat tends to soften the peanut butter and the coconut oil.

This recipe is quick, easy, healthy, and won’t heat up your kitchen.

What do you think? Have you ever made a no-bake recipe like this before?

Shared at: Being Frugal By ChoiceThe Princess and Her Cowboys, Life as Mrs. Larson, One TIPsy Chick, Crafty Wife, LeMoine Family Kitchen, Foody Schmoody, Savory Experiments, and Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt.

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18 Responses to No-Bake Energy Bites

    • Heather

      I don’t think that it matters, Vickie. I always use old fashioned for all oatmeal recipes, even if they call for quick. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

    • Heather

      This is delicious and filling with the peanut butter and the oats. Just keep in mind that they are better when cold so pack them on ice, if you can.

  1. Marsha Baker

    Yes! Yes! I so love energy bites like this recipe. I’ve even added a few mini m & ms to make ‘monster cookie’ energy bites. What a grreat snack..getting a protein boost is awesome.

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