An easy recipe for No Bake Energy Bites. Made with peanut butter, oats, and coconut, these tasty treats are perfect for your sweetest cravings or anytime you need a healthful snack.

When my kids are hungry, there are two things they always ask for: Candy and cookies.

Out of sheer desperation that my children not grow up on Skittles and M&M’s, I started making Energy Bites. These are great because they look a little bit like both candy and cookies, but they contain some actual ingredients I can feel good about.

For everyone else who just wants a sweet treat or a quick snack that doesn’t send you into a sugar crash, these are easy to make and keep on hand (I store mine in the freezer indefinitely).

An easy recipe for No Bake Energy Bites. Made with peanut butter, oats, and coconut, these tasty treats are perfect for your sweetest cravings or anytime you need a healthful snack.

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How to make No Bake Energy Bites

These Energy Bites are made from 7 ingredients which you can add to, omit, or change out as you see fit:

  • Rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • Coconut flakes (unsweetened, could be toasted)
  • Ground flaxseed (aka flax meal)
  • Mini chocolate chips (or mini M&Ms)
  • Peanut butter (regular or all-natural)
  • Honey (or maple syrup for vegans)
  • Vanilla (or any flavor your prefer)

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, shape into balls, and chill. Store covered in the refrigerator or freeze (see below).

An easy recipe for No Bake Energy Bites. Made with peanut butter, oats, and coconut, these tasty treats are perfect for your sweetest cravings or anytime you need a healthful snack.

How to freeze No Bake Energy Bites

Arrange balls in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet. Freeze until firm, at least 30 minutes. Transfer to a freezer-safe bag and store up to 2 months in the freezer.

I usually pull one out a couple of minutes before I want to eat it. After a few minutes at room temperature, it’s easy to eat (and perfect on a hot day!)

No bake energy bites in a silver tray on a white plate.

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

An easy recipe for No Bake Energy Bites. Made with peanut butter, oats, and coconut, these tasty treats are perfect for your sweetest cravings or anytime you need a healthful snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 20 bites
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 129

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes toasted if desired
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut flakes, flaxseed, chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Place in the refrigerator, and chill, about 30 minutes. 
  • Roll into 20 to 25 evenly sized balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Notes

Adapted from All Recipes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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  1. This sounds like a delicious energy bites recipe! If you’re short on time, you might want to try out Nomz Energy Bites (disclaimer: its my sister’s company). They come in 4 delicious, healthy flavours (coconut, pistachio, hazelnut, almond) and people really love the taste! http://nomz.com5 stars

  2. These are also really awesome for us because we are constantly on the go! So easy to make a batch and have them ready for a quick snack or energy pump any time!5 stars