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This simple and tasty no bake energy bites recipe is packed with flavor, and is great to have on hand for healthy snacking!

Similar to our Energy Bites, these are no-bake and packed with filling flavor!

No bake energy bites recipe piled onto white bowl.

The whole Fam loves them!

We love energy bites in our home!

They are great for after school or just a little snack through out the day. They’re so simple too that the kids love to make them.

Why we love energy bites:

  • Quick. These no bake snacks have a quick prep time and are ready in only 10 minutes!
  • Easy. Just blend, shape, and chill! Even the kiddos can make them.
  • Healthy. They’re filled with natural ingredients that increase energy, but also have natural fat that is good for you.

Simple Ingredients

  • rolled oats or use quick oats, process them for a shorter time than rolled oats or you will end up with oat flour. Check the label to keep this snack gluten-free.
  • mini chocolate chips use semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips.
  • ground flaxseed or chia seeds
  • creamy peanut butter try using other nut butter like almond butter or sunflower seed butter. It will change the taste and may alter the texture a bit, but they are great alternatives. 
  • honey or pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
Ingredients for no bake energy bites in food processor.

How to make No Bake Energy Bites

  1. BLEND. With a food processor or blender, grind up oatmeal and chocolate chips into a powder. In a bowl, mix the ground oats and flax seeds. Add peanut butter (creamy or chunky) and vanilla.
  2. STIR + CHILL. Heat your honey for about 10 seconds to thin it out, then add to the large bowl. Stir until well combined. Let it set in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  3. SHAPE. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, round out to 1-inch bites. Put in the freezer to enjoy later!
Blended oats and chocolate chips in a white bowl.

Recipe Tips

  • Chill. If the protein balls are not forming well, chill them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Mix-ins. Keep the ratio in line with the binding ingredients (peanut butter and honey) to avoid a crumbly mixture. Try adding:
    • Fruits. raisins, craisins, or chopped apricots
    • Chocolate. add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder when mixing in peanut butter
    • Coconut
    • Protein powder. add a few tablespoons of your favorite
    • Spices. add in nutmeg or cinnamon
  • STORE energy balls recipe in an airtight container. Separate the layers with parchment or wax paper at room temperature for 1-2 days, in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months. Allow the frozen bites to thaw before eating. 
Close up of no bake energy bites recipe.

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5 from 18 votes

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This simple and tasty no bake energy bites recipe is packed with flavor, and is great to have on hand for healthy snacking!
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Set in Fridge: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • With a food processor or blender, grind up oatmeal and chocolate chips into a powder.
  • In a bowl, mix the ground oats and flax seeds well. Add peanut butter (creamy or chunky) and vanilla.
  • Heat your honey for about 10 sec to thin it out, then add to the bowl. Stir until well combined. Let set in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using your hands, round out to 1-inch bites. Put in the freezer to enjoy later!

Notes

Mix-ins. Keep the ratio in line with the binding ingredients (peanut butter and honey) to avoid a crumbly mixture. Try adding:
  • Fruits. raisins, craisins, or chopped apricots
  • Chocolate. add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder when mixing in peanut butter
  • Coconut
  • Protein powder. add a few tablespoons of your favorite
  • Spices. add in nutmeg or cinnamon
STORE energy balls recipe in an airtight container. Separate the layers with parchment or wax paper at room temperature for 1-2 days, in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months. Allow the frozen bites to thaw before eating. 

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 104mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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This recipe was first published in 2018 and was updated in 2024.

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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27 Comments

  1. Yummy! 🥰 Linda NielsenYou make everything look so easy to make and delicious too!
    Can’t wait to try EVERYTHING! 😊

  2. 5 stars
    I have been making these every week for months now. I replace the honey with maple syrup to make it vegan and it is delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I love making a big batch of these & storing in the fridge & snacking all week long. They are the perfect for grabbing & going!

  4. 5 stars
    These were so easy to make and the taste was really good! They’re perfect for eating on the go instead of stopping for some fries.:)