Snacks

No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites are a quick and easy snack to make to have stored in the fridge or freezer. They come together quickly and are made with simple and wholesome ingredients.

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a brow bowl that is filled with no bake energy bites that have chocolate chips mixed into the dough.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • No Bake Energy Bites come together in just about 10 minutes.
  • They are made with simple and wholesome ingredients.
  • A great, healthy snack to have stored in the fridge or freezer.
  • Perfect for that afternoon slump.
  • The perfect make-ahead recipe to keep on hand for healthy snacks or breakfast!
  • Great for packing in school or work lunches.
  • Make them your own by adding in your favorite mix-ins!
  • As written, this recipe is gluten free and grain free.
  • Perfectly sweet, chewy and have a little crunch.
  • Easy to make with simple pantry ingredients.
  • No refined sugars.
  • If you loved this no bake treat, check out my No Bake Sugar Cookie Bites!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for No Bake Energy Bites. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use old fashioned rolled oats, be sure to use certified gluten free if necessary. Quick oats or steel cut oats won’t work the same.

Ground flax adds a great source of fiber and are great for digestive health or relieving constipation. You can omit these if preferred or sub for chia seeds.

A touch of vanilla extract adds a ton of flavor to any recipe.

Use dairy free chocolate chips to keep this recipe plant-based. Otherwise, you can use any type of milk or dark chocolate chips that you prefer.

I prefer using almond butter in my energy bites, however you can use any type of nut or seed butter that you’d like! Some other options include peanut butter, cashew butter, pecan butter or oat butter/ sunflower seed butter for a nut free option.

Honey is going to bind all the ingredients together due to its sticky nature, however you can also use agave or maple syrup for a vegan option.

all the ingredients that you need to make these energy bites in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats and ground flax. Then, add in the vanilla extract, almond butter and honey and mix with a spatula until ingredients are well incorporated.

TWO: Fold in the chocolate chips last and then using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and roll into a ball with the palm of your hands before placing on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Freeze the energy bites for about 10-15 minutes and then enjoy!

Tips And Tricks

Combine dry ingredients first and then mix in the rest of the ingredients.

If your mixture is too dry and crumbly, add in more almond butter OR honey.

Freeze energy bites for 10/15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch.

a hand holding two of the energy bites

How To Serve And Store

Enjoy these no bake energy bites straight out of the fridge or enjoy at room temperature. They are a great pre/post workout snack or afternoon snack to get you over that 3pm slump.

Store energy bites in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 10-12 days. These bites can also be frozen and enjoyed within 30-60 days.

Taste And Texture

These no bake energy bites are sweet and filled with creamy almond butter flavor!

The texture is chewy, and crunchy from the non-dairy chocolate chips.

a bite taken out of one of the energy bites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use quick oats instead of old fashioned oats?

No, unfortunately it won’t work the same. I recommend sticking with old fashioned oats for this recipe.

How can I make these vegan?

Sub the honey for a vegan sugar substitute like agave or maple syrup.

What else can I add into these energy bites?

Anything that you’d like! Try coconut, goji berries, chia seeds, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, etc!

My mixture is crumbly and hard to roll.

Add in more almond butter or honey to help bind the ingredients together.

Other Recipes You May Like

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No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites are a quick and easy snack to make to have stored in the fridge or freezer. They come together quickly and are made with simple and wholesome ingredients.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
15 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup almond butter butter 
  • 1/4 cup honey 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

12 Bites

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats and ground flax. 
  2. Then, add in the vanilla extract, almond butter and honey and mix with a spatula until ingredients are well incorporated. 
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips last and then using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and roll into a ball with the palm of your hands before placing on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper. 
  4. Freeze the energy bites for about 10-15 minutes and then enjoy! 

Notes

  • Combine dry ingredients first and then mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  • If your mixture is too dry and crumbly, add in more almond butter OR honey.
  • Freeze energy bites for 10/15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch.

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