Energy Bites

Breakfast · Desserts · February 19, 2014

No-Bake Energy Bites recipe - a delicious and healthy snack that also helps boost your energy. { lilluna.com } Ingredients include coconut, flaxseed, chocolate chips, quick oats, & peanut butter.

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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Although it’s sometimes hard for me to wake up I usually am anxious to get going because there are always so many things to do, and I really enjoy getting things done. Are you the same way?? The days I’m the happiest are the ones where I’ve gotten so much done and have been able to accomplish my goals for the day. Sometimes you may need a little boost to help you tackle those goals and today 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 through out the day. And the best part, is you can substitute any of the ingredients for the things you like. For example, 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.)

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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Energy Bites
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup all natural peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup milled flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ 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.

No-Bake Energy Bites recipe - a delicious and healthy snack that also helps boost your energy. { lilluna.com } Ingredients include coconut, flaxseed, chocolate chips, quick oats, & peanut butter.No-Bake Energy Bites recipe - a delicious and healthy snack that also helps boost your energy. { lilluna.com } Ingredients include coconut, flaxseed, chocolate chips, quick oats, & peanut butter.No-Bake Energy Bites recipe - a delicious and healthy snack that also helps boost your energy. { lilluna.com } Ingredients include coconut, flaxseed, chocolate chips, quick oats, & peanut butter.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

For more great recipes using OATS, check out these favorites (they may not be as healthy, but they sure are delicious!)

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Healthy Apple Muffins Recipe - perfect for an after school snack for the kids! { lilluna.com }

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One of the best bar recipes you'll ever try!! M&M Chocolate Oat Bars - SO yummy! { lilluna.com } Ingredients include quick oats, chocolate chips, m&m's, & sweetened condensed milk.

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Mique

I’m with you- I wake up all tired and groggy every day. I neeeeed these.

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These look yummy! Perfect afternoon snack!

Rebecca Cooper

These look SO great!! A little boost of energyโ€ฆ.YES PLEASE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Look delicious and give you energy! I have got to try these out!

Crystal

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!

    Lil' Luna

    You’re tell me, Crystal!! I’m ready for bed at 5 PM every day, lol!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

If I can’t get up and cross off a few things it ruins my whole day! I love, love these bites. They’d be great for after a workout too!

Jen @ Savory Simple

I love snacks like this and have made a few similar variations. Such a great little treat!

    Lil' Luna

    Yes they are!! And who couldn’t use the extra little boost? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Alyssa

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks again!

Kim

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.

    Mari

    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.

      Kim

      Thanks Mari! I’ll have to make my bites a lot smaller!

Lee @ tri*inspired*life

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!!

Kendra Simmons

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!!

    Lil' Luna

    Oooooh, butterscotch chips sound great! I’ll have to try that next time. So glad you liked them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Katera

These sound fantastic! Oats are also great for milk supply for nursing mommas. And frankly who doesn’t need a quick snack

Gisella

The Energy Bites do look amazing! Can you recommend a substitute for the peanut butter?

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