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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!
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. 😉
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.
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.
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:
- Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
- Healthy Apple Muffins
- M&M Chocolate Oat Bars
- Oatmeal Pie
- Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- Homemade Granola
Energy Bites Recipe
- 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
- ⅓ 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.