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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. 🙂

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5 from 11 votes

Energy Bites Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
These delicious energy bites are filled with healthy ingredients that give you a little boost—including peanut butter, oats, coconut flakes, and flaxseed.
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup milled flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips optional
  • ¼ cup protein powder optional
  • ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
  • cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, flaxseed, chocolate chips and protein powder and mix together.
  • Add peanut butter, honey and vanilla and mix well (I often use my hands to mix to make sure everything is combined). Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Once chilled, use a small cookie scoop to scoop out mixture and use your hands to help roll it into small, bite-sized balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator fridge. Separate the layers with parchment or wax paper.



Make Ahead: These will keep at room temperature for 1–2 days, in the refrigerator for 1–2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow frozen bites to thaw before eating.
Variations: Substitute your favorite kind of chips (white chocolate, butterscotch, milk chocolate, etc.) for the mini chocolate chips, if desired.


Serving: 1ball, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 88mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

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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  1. 5 stars
    Love love love these!! Already a staple in our home. My husband can’t get enough!

    Didn’t have all the ingredients available to me, so I just used oats and a mixture of nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts..) for my dry. Perfect! Thank you for this recipe!

    1. You’re welcome! I love how versatile they are so you can throw in what you have/what you like and they are still so tasty! Thanks for giving them a try.

  2. I’ve been making these little gems for several months now. I use agave nectar instead of honey and mixed nuts instead of choc chips. They taste great and knock the sugar cravings down with just a small dose of sweetness.
    Thank you for creating this wonderful recipe. I enjoy making it very much!

  3. 5 stars
    These bites have a little bit of everything! They are so good! I like making a big batch at the beginning of the week & snack on them all week!

  4. 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.

  5. 5 stars
    These are the Perfect little snack and my kids will eat them to. I have to hide them, if I want any for myself!