Healthy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

healthy no bake energy bites with chia seeds and flax

Easy, healthy snack or treat!

If you love a good peanut butter/honey combo, then you will love these – regardless of if you are trying to eat healthier or not. My whole family thinks they are delicious!

I like to find healthier snack and treat options whenever I can. It can be difficult to eat clean, but sometimes it just takes a few extra minutes! This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth, but with healthier ingredients!

unsweetened coconut flakes getting toasted in a skillet

To toast the coconut flakes, I just cook them briefly in a skillet over medium heat, shaking from side to side to stir things up every minute or so. You’ll know they are done when most of the pieces are a light golden brown and the aroma becomes stronger.

(In the photo above the coconut is just starting to brown, so I cooked it for another minute or so more. You can see the finished product in the photo below.)

healthy no bake energy bites ingredients

These particular energy bites consist of oats, toasted coconut, peanut butter, ground flax seed, honey, vanilla, and chia seeds. Of course, mini chocolate chips would be awesome in there too, just not quite as healthy. 😉

For a lower calorie option, you can use powdered peanut butter. It has less fat and calories than traditional peanut butter! You just mix the powder with water and stir until smooth to use it as a peanut butter replacement. Our favorite powdered peanut butter brands are PB2 and PBfit. (Great way to add peanut butter flavor and protein to other foods and smoothies too!)

no bake energy bites recipe scoop and roll into balls

Scooping out about a tablespoon of the mixture is easy with my cookie scoop. It seems like just the right amount to make each ball. I scoop, then squish the mixture with my hands so it will stick together, and gently shape and roll it into a ball. Storing these yummy bites in the refrigerator or freezer works well. I often double this recipe so I can keep the extras stashed away in the freezer!

This recipe is TERRAfit-friendly if you skip the chocolate chips (cacao nibs would be okay though).

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Healthy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins chill time
Yield: 20-25 balls | Serves: 10-12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  3. Once chilled, take about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, squish it together and roll into a ball.
  4. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. (They also freeze well.)

Notes

For a lower calorie/fat option, consider using powdered peanut butter.

Recipe Adapted From: Gimme Some Oven

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