No-Bake Energy Bites


These No Bake Energy Bites have quickly become a reader favorite and a family favorite! They are so easy to make, they’re mostly healthy :), and they are oh so delicious!!

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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 these Energy Bites are quick and easy – and they require no cooking or baking of course (as long as you buy pre-toasted coconut btw).  No Bake Energy Bites | Cooking Classy


I could easily finish off the whole batch myself. They are so addictive and they really do taste like a treat.

They remind me of something like a granola bar and even peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough (can’t beat that!). They make for a great snack or they are great for an on the go breakfast for those rushed mornings.
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I love that they contain protein and fiber so they curb those afternoon munchies (you know around 4:00 when it’s like – is it dinner time yet?).

I also love that they are a great snack for my kids that’s made with healthy ingredients that they really do love, I’m not begging them to eat them, rather they beg me to make these all the time!

Try them soon, once you do you’ll want to live on these Energy Bites!

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No-Bake Energy Bites

4.86 from 7 votes

The best Energy Bites! The perfect on the go midday snack. My whole family loves these and I even make them for dessert sometimes!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate energy bites, no bake snack bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


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


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Transfer mixture to refrigerator or freezer and chill until mixture has firmed up a bit, about 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch balls. 
  5. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  6. Recipe Source: adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • 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

      • Megan: I use crushed banana chips and raisins in mine instead of the coconut flakes – they work beautifully, the only pain is crushing the banana! July 21, 2015 at 5:08pm Reply

      • Cathy Rassega: I made them without coconut…worked just fine…I’d like to know calorie / Carb count ?? February 14, 2016 at 9:50am Reply

        • Danette: Anyone get back to you on this? These are amazing! Made them and so far have only grabbed one per visit to the fridge, but so good and tempting. In my fitness pal app it is saying 133 per ball and 13.6 carbs. Let me know if you hear differently. April 7, 2016 at 1:56pm Reply

          • DArlene Meador: Danette, I want to make these but would like to know the protein amount. Could I add a scoop or two ?? November 8, 2016 at 7:10am

    • Mary: The nutrition information is right at the end of the recipe. Says 151 cals, fat 10g, protein 3g, carbs 13g July 3, 2018 at 1:41am 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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