Energy Bites

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These delicious energy bites are filled with healthy ingredients that give you a little boost—including peanut butter, oats, coconut flakes, and flaxseed.

Energy bites are a tasty little treat with a few health benefits. We have lots of flavors besides this classic recipe, including No Bake Cookie Energy Bites, Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites, and Peanut Butter Snack Bites.

Easy energy bites

Easy energy bites!

I’m not going to lie… I have a hard time waking up most mornings. I’m just so tired and usually want to crawl back in bed for a few more hours, but know it’s impossible to do when you have to get kids ready for school and work to get done. Bummer, right? 😉

Sometimes you may need a little boost to help you tackle the day, and I have a recipe for some delicious Energy Bites to help you out. No, they may not be loaded with caffeine, but they have tons of great ingredients that help fill you up and give you a little extra energy through out the day. 🙂

I’m here to tell you now that they are easy to make, and although they may not look like a Snickers bar, they are pretty yummy! You can make a whole bunch and stick them in an air-tight container to snack on throughout the day.

Bottom line, they are a nice little snack that helps give you that extra energy to get through out the day, and I’m sure we could all use that. 😉

Energy bite ingredients

How to Make Them

These yummy power bites only take minutes to put together.

MIX. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix until everything sticks together. (Tip: Using a KitchenAid or other stand mixer works really great for this. Or, use your hands to really mix it well.)

REFRIGERATE. Put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes so it’s easier to roll it into balls.

ROLL. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the mixture into balls, and roll the scoops into tighter balls if you like.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Energy bite ingredients mixed together

Variations + Storing

You can substitute any of the ingredients for the things you like.

  • If you don’t want to use mini chocolate chips, you can pretty much use another other kind of chips (white chocolate, butterscotch, milk chocolate, etc.).
  • Feel free to eliminate the coconut shreds or flaxseed if you aren’t a fan.
  • Add protein powder for a little extra protein boost.

TO STORE, place in an airtight container. Separate the layers with parchment or wax paper. They will keep at room temperature for 1-2 days, in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the frozen bites to thaw before eating.

Energy bites recipe in bowl

I need to make a batch of these now so that I can have something more healthy to snack on! Plus, I could use the extra energy. 🙂

For more great recipes using OATS, check out:

Energy Bites Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 89 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup milled flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

  2. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well so that everything sticks. (I used my hands to get in there and make sure everything was mixed well).
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to make it easier to roll into small bite size balls.
  4. Pop two or three (if you can stop there) of these babies every morning for an extra boost of energy!
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

  1. I need an energy boost right now. Going back to college (online) while homeschooling your daughter, taking care of house, exercising and trying to be healthy, has really zapped me this afternoon. I went and made my chai latte to give me a little boost. I might just whip a batch of these up to go with it. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Just tried this recipe out and it is AMAZING. Thank you for sharing!

    I was curious if you know the nutritional value for one of these energy bites. I tried to do some research online but no-bake energy balls sort of vary. I found some that were 60 cals, 80 cals, 150 cals. I thought 60-80 would be a good guess but wasn’t sure if you had that information. It would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

    Thanks again!

  3. From what I added up the entire recipe is 2,776 calories which seems like a lot to me! I think I only got 12-15 out of a batch so that is 185-231 calories each! I think I might stop making these even though they are delicious!! Do you think that estimate is correct? I honestly am not sure how many bites I got out of my last batch.

    1. I came up with about the same total (@2700/272 carbs). Since I try to watch carbs too, I subbed 3T of cocoa powder & 3T of sugar sub (erythritol) & also cut the oats to 3/4 c, which brought the total recipe to @ 2065 cals/187 carbs. I made 32 bites, which makes 1 bite = @ 65 cals and 6 carbs. I miss the the texture of the choc chips but also like the chocolatey flavor of the cocoa.

  4. Hi! I tried this recipe last week and really enjoyed it. I write a blog about training for an Ironman and maintaining a healthy life inspired by triathlon. I talked about your recipe in my post today and added a link to the recipe on my blog. I will certainly be making them again very soon! Thanks for a great recipe!!

  5. These are absolutely amazing! They do give you that extra bit of energy and I am so glad they are healthy! I swapped the chocolate chips for butterscotch and yummy! Thank you for this recipe!!

  6. 5 stars
    I absolutely love these!! I try to make them once a month & just keep in a container in the fridge to snack on. They are very easy to make & I love that you can substitute what you like/don’t like in them.

  7. 5 stars
    My kids have been home for 3 weeks aNd counting because of covid 19. Im totally making these as a snack for them So they’re not wanting to eat other junk foods.