No-Bake Energy Bites

04.28.2014

No Bake Energy Bites | Cooking Classy Here is a snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert! So who wouldn’t love this recipe? Not to mention they are quick and easy – and they require no cooking or baking of course. I could easily finish off the whole batch myself. They are so addictive and yes they do taste like a treat. They remind me of something like a granola bar and even more so of a peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough. They make for a great snack or even grab a few on the go for a quick breakfast. These are loaded with protein and fiber so they curb those afternoon munchies (you know around 4:00 when it’s like – is it dinner time yet?). I might just have to make these plenty more often to replace that practically daily dose of ice cream I have :). Enjoy! No-Bake Energy Bites | Cooking Classy No-Bake Energy Bites | Cooking Classy

No-Bake Energy Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: About 20

No-Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (raw)
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup ground golden flaxseed meal (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 6 Tbsp chocolate chips (next time I'll use minis)

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated. Transfer mixture to refrigerator or freezer and chill until set (I actually cheated here and shaped mine before chilling with damp hands but I think chilling would make it easier to shape them).
  • Remove from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch balls. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Recipe Source: adapted from Gimme Some Oven and Smashed Peas and Carrots
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57 comments

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Some of my most popular (and personal fave) recipes are my no-bake bites like this from years ago. I love them because like you said, they curb those 4pm munchies and not having to turn on the oven and just being able to have a quick treat is always awesome. Beautiful pics of a very hard to photograph subject! (at least for me!) April 28, 2014 at 12:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I still dream about those healthy cookie dough bites you have posted!! Those are beautiful. April 28, 2014 at 12:38pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These bites look so good, just what I need to get me through Monday afternoon! April 28, 2014 at 12:23pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: These look great! They have been on my to make list for some time. April 28, 2014 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: I love these! They look fantastic. April 28, 2014 at 12:44pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: Quick, easy & healthy. Check, check & check. These are awesome and we would devour these quickly. Love the pics too. Thanks! April 28, 2014 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen: Oatmeal cookie dough rules! And, so do these energy bites! :) They’re perfect way to fend off a major case of the hangries. Thanks for sharing, Jaclyn. Pinning (of course)! April 28, 2014 at 2:40pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Life is so busy right now. This is exactly what I need to get me through the afternoons! Pinned! April 28, 2014 at 6:01pm Reply

  • Kristine @ Kristine’s Kitchen: I could just reach into my computer screen and grab one of these little bites! Your photos are lovely. I don’t care for coconut, so I might try adding a few more oats (maybe ground a bit in the food processor) or some finely chopped nuts instead. Or do you think the consistency would work if I just left the coconut out? April 28, 2014 at 9:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I might try toasting and grinding more oats. May 6, 2014 at 6:34pm Reply

    • Nikelle: I’m not a huge fan of coconut either and want to make these! I was wondering what you ended up doing and how did it turn out? June 19, 2014 at 1:18am Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: I need to make these soon! They look so good :-) April 29, 2014 at 4:12am Reply

  • Mary: We made those with my pre-k class and they were a huge hit! April 29, 2014 at 5:38am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: I love no bake energy bites! They are perfect for afternoon slumps! April 29, 2014 at 7:06am Reply

  • Carli: Not sure where to get flaxseed meal, can I substitute with anything else? April 29, 2014 at 7:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can usually find it near the health foods section of the grocery store or if you can’t find it you could sub wheat germ. April 29, 2014 at 9:17am Reply

      • Carli: Thank You :-) April 29, 2014 at 9:33am Reply

      • Bethany S.: Any other gluten-free sub? May 3, 2014 at 11:00pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: I found this on ehow as a sub for ground flaxseed – “Another option is ground oatmeal. Toast regular rolled oats in a hot, heavy skillet over high heat until browned. Grind in a blender to replace the ground flaxseed in the recipe. Other options would be toasted, ground sesame and poppy seeds or cashews, almonds or other nutmeats.” May 4, 2014 at 10:24am Reply

          • Bethany S.: Thank you! May 4, 2014 at 9:20pm

  • anna fletcher: these look so yummy x April 29, 2014 at 3:34pm Reply

  • Ilona @ Ilona’s Passion: I can’t wait to make these energy bites:) April 29, 2014 at 4:13pm Reply

  • Robyn: What are the nutrition stats? April 30, 2014 at 2:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have them but you can find them at myfitnesspal.com May 9, 2014 at 10:54pm Reply

  • Charisse Garth: Can you substitute something else for the flax seed or just omit it all together? May 1, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can substitute it with wheat germ. You can omit it but you may need to add in a little more oats. May 1, 2014 at 3:10pm Reply

      • Charisse Garth: Ok…thank you ;-) May 1, 2014 at 10:24pm Reply

  • Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking: Dessert is my favorite meal of the day, and I love how you made it acceptable to eat as a healthy snack too! Those gorgeous chocolate chips are just calling my name… I’m such a chocoholic; I need a little after every meal and with every snack! And why should you have to choose between these and ice cream? I bet they’d taste fabulous paired together! May 1, 2014 at 11:29pm Reply

  • Ed M: Do you have the nutritional information on these? May 2, 2014 at 3:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t but you can find it on sites like myfitnesspal.com. May 19, 2014 at 10:12pm Reply

      • Audrey: Assuming 20 servings:

        Total: Calories:2,711 – Carbs:351 – Fat:141 – Protein:56 -Sodium:222 – Sugar:225

        Per Serving: Calories:136 – Carbs:18 – Fat:7 – Protein:3 – Sodium:11 – Sugar: 11

        (give or take) July 2, 2014 at 9:46am Reply

  • Jana: I’m not a huge fan of coconut. Is it really obvious in the taste? May 2, 2014 at 12:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: No you barely notice it I think it just adds a nice toasty flavor and light sweetness, mostly you’ll notice the peanut butter and honey flavor I think. May 3, 2014 at 12:28am Reply

      • Denise Stewart: Doing the Energy Balls this week end will let u no how they turn out will be trying the others as well .they look good. Regards Denise .. May 12, 2014 at 6:19pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Denise! May 12, 2014 at 9:53pm Reply

  • Denise Stewart: These were really lovely will make them again. May 12, 2014 at 6:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for coming back to leave a review Denise! I’m so glad you liked them! May 12, 2014 at 9:54pm Reply

  • Lorene Holderfield: I have made these wonderful bites four times, now! And every time I eat them during my walk to work, I can just feel the energy filling me up. Not only are these healthy and delicious, but they truly give me enough energy to push me through my hectic work day.

    Thank you so much for this recipe! (I’m rather addicted to a lot of your healthy recipes on here…. They’re the best!) ^_^ May 17, 2014 at 1:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear it’s not just me – I’m addicted to these things :). Thanks for leaving a comment Lorene! May 30, 2014 at 6:23pm Reply

  • zara: These no bake peanut butter energy bites look amazing! But is it possible for you to convert the cups in to ouncesoe grams? & also what are alternatives if I can’t get hold of Flaxseed meal? May 24, 2014 at 2:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m in the process of moving/and on vacation otherwise I’d go make them again right now and give you the weights because I love them so much :). Anyone else have weights? Then for the flax meal please see previous comments above for a few options. May 25, 2014 at 9:19am Reply

  • cyndle mcdowell: How many calories June 3, 2014 at 11:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I recommend finding that on a site like myfitnesspal.com June 4, 2014 at 9:32am Reply

  • Sara: I plugged it into myfitnesspal.com. Here’s the breakdown for 20 balls: 119 calories 14g carbs 7g fat 3g protien 41g sodium 9g sugar June 5, 2014 at 8:56pm Reply

  • Laura: Hi Jaclyn, once again, your recipes do not dissappoint. My son and husband loved these. I didn’t have flax so I used krispie rice cereal instead. They had a little extra crunch and were fabulous. June 19, 2014 at 5:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Love the rice krispies idea! Probably makes them more like a granola bar, yum! Thanks for your comment Laura! June 22, 2014 at 10:11pm Reply

  • Scott: They look like oatmeal raisin cookie balls. I want to make these and think I’ll try the Rice Krispie thing and substitute raisins instead of chocolate chips. Do you wrap them up and take them in your pack or are these just for snacking at home ? July 3, 2014 at 7:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I take them around with me all the time, definitely good for on the go! I hope you love them Scott! July 4, 2014 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Energy Bites | DiscountQueens.com: […] I came across this recipe for Homemade Energy Bites, I knew we had to try them.  Buying granola bars, fig bars, […] July 8, 2014 at 10:30am Reply

  • Kevin | keviniscooking: No-bake, chocolate and easy – sounds like a perfect way to have that on-the-go healthy snack or office quick fix. Thanks and the Chocolate ones, I could eat my screen the image looks so good! July 10, 2014 at 12:25pm Reply

  • Shari: I just made these for my 7 year old. We loved them. So much better than a granola bar from the store. Thanks for the great recipe! July 22, 2014 at 1:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear they were enjoyed! Thanks for leaving a comment Shari! July 22, 2014 at 11:17pm Reply

  • katina may: I made these twice already & shared the recipe with my sister in Florida. They are a big hit! Thanks, Katina August 13, 2014 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Sabrina: Absolutely delicious! Thank you for this recipe :) I didn’t have flaxseed, so I used chia seeds instead, and they turned out just fine. Looking forward to taking some to work with me tomorrow! August 17, 2014 at 8:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I like your sub of chai seeds, I’ll have to try that sometime! Thanks for your comment Sabrina! August 18, 2014 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Lori: I am always cautious of recipes on the internet when people say that they are fabulous (how I ended up with several packages of Peanut Flour and horrible tasting “coffee mug cake”). HOWEVER! I made these 2 days ago. They ARE FANTASTIC! Even my “selective” 7 year old likes them. I did crunchy peanut butter (it’s what i had on hand) and omitted the coconut – just don’t like it). I did not add more oats and it turned out just fine w/ consistency! I picked up ground flax meal at Winco in the bulk section for really cheap too! My daughter asked me why I bought sawdust. I obviously did not tell her it went into the “bites”. She shoved the whole thing in her mouth. I said, “That’s TOO MUCH!” She said, “Mom, it’s called a BITE!” Anyhow – I doubled batch and made about 40 bites. I will be making LOTS of these for our house and my “munching” family. THANKS! August 25, 2014 at 3:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Ha ha sorry about the “coffee mug cake.” I am so glad you enjoyed these Lori! September 12, 2014 at 3:45pm Reply

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