No Bake Energy Bites

I LOVE quick and easy snacks!  I came across this recipe at Smashed Peas and Carrots and knew I had to give them a try! My whole family enjoyed these, and best of all, they are pretty healthy!  They reminded me of chewy granola bars in a ball form!  They were seriously so good!  If your are looking for a quick snack to whip up for your kids or yourself, this would be the perfect one!

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
No Bake Energy Bites
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until thoroughly incorporated.  Cover with saran wrap and put bowl in fridge and let chill for half an hour.
  2. Once chilled, roll into 1 inch balls and enjoy!
  3. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!
(recipe from: Smashed Peas and Carrots)

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  1. The Allen Family

    Those sound and look wonderful! Except I really can't stand coconut... would it hold together as well w/o it or any ideas what I should substitute it for?

  2. Anonymous

    Does anyone know what the nutritional value of these are by any chance? :) My email address is ilovetahsha@gmail.com THANK YOU!

  3. Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com

    Great idea! I'm going to make some right now! My calorie counter website says these are 100 calories a piece if it makes 24. See this link for the nutritional info as written. http://caloriecount.about.com/no-bake-energy-bites-recipe-r875489

  4. Amy @ dwell in the season

    I love it when I see a recipe that I already have all the ingredients on hand! I'll be making these today! Thanks! :)

  5. TJ

    I have made these before. They are awesome. Recipe above is missing one important ingredient though: Chocolate Shakeology!!

  6. Cindy

    These look so great, can't wait to make them!

  7. Anonymous

    I substituted the coconut flakes with crushed up corn flakes and it was DELICIOUS!! my husband and I love these!

  8. LoLy

    WOW, really easy and yummy :D

  9. Linda :)

    These look yummy!I saw a great idea for storing these for lunches, etc... Someone used a traveling soap dish! (clean of course! lol) I thought that was a smart idea!Blessings,Linda

  10. Anonymous

    I made these, adding in a little trail mix, and they are yummy! Kids love them too. :-)

  11. Melissa @ Kids in the Sink

    I make something similar to these for my daughter except they have craisins, carrots, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds and no chocolate chips. I've never really enjoyed them but she eats them up big time. THESE look like something that I would enjoy too!

  12. Anonymous

    I am SO glad you mentioned Shakeology! I have a whole bunch sitting around that we haven't been using enough... it made the energy balls SO GOOD!

  13. jen hensley

    I forgot to pick up peanut butter today. Does anyone think Nutella will work as a substitute? I really want to try it out!

  14. Megan H.

    I have made these in many different variations. I usually just throw whatever sounds good at the moment in! We just call them trail mix balls. These are awesome to take out hiking..so good and so easy to make!

  15. Angie@Echoes of Laughter

    I love this! It is perfect for kids in sports who need a good snack but that is so much better than anything in the vending machine! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  16. Creative Raisins

    These look so good too, your newest follower. Cant wait to see some more of your yummy treats

  17. katy

    I already copied these down to make today! Thankk you for sharing.

  18. Six Sisters

    Hey Nikki, these look delicious!!! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Cassie

    Love this! I am putting it on my to-do snack list! Thank you!

  20. Erin

    These sound delicious! Perfect to take for a snack to school! Thank you!

  21. Anonymous

    Can you freeze them for later use? These look so yummy!

  22. Dayna Chu

    How do you add carrots? Just shred them up nice and thin?

  23. Dayna Chu

    oh dear! I wish I would have read this BEFORE I made them and ate half of them the other day (too yummy!)... :)

  24. Dayna Chu

    Nutella would definitely be too soft in place of the peanut butter, IMO

  25. Dayna Chu

    I'd add some rice crispies or crushed cereal of some sort; I think they would be too sticky/gooey without the coconut.

    1. Granny Deb

      I used to have a recipe for energy bites that had skim milk powder, oatmeal, coconut, peanut putter, honey, chocolate chips. I can't remember amounts or other ingredients. It was a great nutritious pick me up. A huge help to a new mom. If you could help I'd appreciate it.

  26. Bridget@Flour N Friends

    I don't like coconut, but I like everything else I see! I will have to make these for my gym buddy and I! Thanks for sharing

  27. Anonymous

    You could also add some protien powder in there as well proabably! I've heard of that before

  28. Leah

    TJ, I was going to say the same thing!!

  29. Anonymous

    I don't care for coconut either and had one of these last night before I knew they had coconut. I couldn't even tell. They were great!

  30. Anonymous

    These are great! I love themMy sister does not usually care for coconut and she couldnt even tell these had any.

  31. Anonymous

    Do you use quick oats or old fashioned oats? These look amazing!

  32. Maggie

    So glad you enjoyed my recipe! These never last long at our house!!

  33. ema77

    Yum, these look good! Does it matter what type of oats you use, quick or old fashioned?

  34. Anonymous

    I made these last night for my teenager to take up skiing. What a great recipe. Thanks! These will be made again and again for sure. I wasn't sure what kind of oats to use either so I went with 1 minute oats and the recipe turned out just fine.

  35. threeapplesaday

    These look delicious! How long do they last! I would add chia seeds and almond butter...

  36. miss mary

    YA I too would like to know what this shakeology is.... Please someone enlighten us that dont know. I have to go to town today and want to get all the things that i will need, but I have never herd of this.

  37. Anonymous

    Shakeology is a powder protien drink mixed w water, you have to order it thru a beach body leader (thru p90x)

  38. Anonymous

    http://www.shakeology.com/ Check it out! I add Shakeology to some of my regular recipes and it is to die for! Literally :) I know some health nuts who use a silken tofu and mix it in w/choc. shakeology to make a healthy pie too. There are so many uses for it! Also, one serving of shakeology is equiv. to 30-40$ worth of produce. Yes, you would have tp eat $30-$40 worth of produce to get the same nutrients! It does wonders for your health, weight, metabolism, and energy. Plus it comes w/ promise of your money back if u decide its not your thing! :) No, I'm not selling it! I just know howwwwww good it is, and happen to believe in it ;-) Hope u try it sometime! Good luck!

  39. Anonymous

    http://www.shakeology.com/ Check it out! I add Shakeology to some of my regular recipes and it is to die for! Literally :) I know some health nuts who use a silken tofu and mix it in w/choc. shakeology to make a healthy pie too. There are so many uses for it! Also, one serving of shakeology is equiv. to 30-40$ worth of produce. Yes, you would have tp eat $30-$40 worth of produce to get the same nutrients! It does wonders for your health, weight, metabolism, and energy. Plus it comes w/ promise of your money back if u decide its not your thing! :) No, I'm not selling it! I just know howwwwww good it is, and happen to believe in it ;-) Hope u try it sometime! Good luck!Ps~ IT'S AMMMMMAZZZZING!!! ;-)

  40. journeypath

    I make these all the time and do not use coconut. My version you put the oats in the blender and blend them just a bit. I also add dried cherries (or you could use raisins). I love to freeze them and eat them partially frozen.

  41. Hannah

    I don't really like coconut... I think I'll try some raisin brand instead

  42. Rorie Kirk

    Great and easy recipe! I made with crunchy peanut butter and 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips and they are WONDERFUL! Our whole family loves them - thanks for sharing the recipe!

  43. Morgan Robinson

    I am so thankful for fast, easy, and healthy snacks! I am NOT a cook at all and don't enjoy cooking or eating that much...so I have very little motivation to get into the kitchen. But my husband has to eat...so I really need to do something about it. Thank you for this post!

  44. Janice

    Considering everything that goes to school or daycamp these days MUST be nut free, I decided to sub out the peanut butter for some pureed chickpeas in this recipe. Amazing! No really! You can't even taste them! They held together nicely, and the kids love them! I did up the honey to about a 1/2 a cup though too.

  45. Veronica

    Good, but really sweet. I wouldn't add the chocolate next time; some type of dried fruit instead. Recipe makes 24 balls that are about an inch in diameter. Chilling didn't help the texture or stickiness at all.

  46. Shawna C.

    How much protein and carbs and fat are in each 1 inch ball. I'm eating a balance of carbs and protein and these look great.
    Thanks,
    Shawna C.

  47. Cherie

    I am going to make these right now. BUT I will be taking out the chocolate chips and putting in raisins instead.

  48. diann

    5

    i dont like coconut either but i made them anyway.. YUMMMMM. CANT hardly tell its in there. so good you wont notice. what is the calorie count? can i eat the entire bowl at once?

  49. roni stewart

    5

    i just made these with cranberries and chopped cashews and chia seeds

  50. Madeline Kearns

    5

    Subbed a pre-mixed "Power Blend" for the seeds that also had pumpkin seeds and cinnamon in it. Was delish!!

  51. Dariana

    Do I have to add the flax seed or can it be optional

    1. Chef in Training

      it can be optional :) I have made it without before a few times