November 2, 2023Review Recipe
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These no-bake energy bites are quick and easy homemade snacks. They are made by combining yummy ingredients like oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, flaxseed, and shredded coconut to create little bites full of flavor.
Energy Bites Ingredients
These energy bites are a delicious blend of ingredients that bring both sweetness and depth of flavor.
They have a hearty texture from rolled oats, a tropical twist from shredded coconut, and a nutty complexity from ground flax seeds and sliced almonds.
Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips add pockets of sweetness and richness.
- ¾ cup of creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
- ⅔ cup of shredded coconut
- ½ cup of ground flax seeds
- ½ cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup of sliced almonds
Substitutions And Additions
OATS: You can use old-fashioned oats or quick oats for your bites.
PEANUT BUTTER: For extra crunch, try using crunchy peanut butter in place of creamy peanut butter.
You can also opt for various nut butter, such as almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter.
CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Any type of chocolate chips will work. Since the balls are pretty small, mini chocolate chips tend to work best.
You can use white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate. Mini M&M’s are also a great option.
NUTS: You can replace the sliced almonds with any type of chopped nut. Pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or cashews would all be great in these.
SEEDS: For an extra burst of protein, chia seeds are a great addition to your energy bites. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds are also nice crunchy choices.
PROTEIN POWDER: If you are looking for a boost of protein, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the mix as well.
COCOA POWDER: I love adding cocoa powder to my energy bites since I’m a bit of a chocoholic!
How To Make This Energy Bites Recipe
These energy bites are so easy to make. All you need to do is combine the ingredients and form the mixture into balls. Let’s dive in!
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Since these energy bites freeze so well, they are the perfect recipe to make a double batch and freeze the second batch for later.
STEP ONE: In a large bowl, add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
STEP TWO: Add old-fashioned oats, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and sliced almonds.
Stir well to combine wet and dry ingredients.
If you find your dough is a bit dry, you can add a bit more honey or peanut butter.
STEP THREE: Cover the mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator for one to two hours.
STEP FOUR: After the mixture has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and roll it into 1-inch balls.
A cookie scoop would be a great tool to help make your energy bites a uniform size.
STEP FIVE: Serve your oatmeal energy balls immediately, or store them in the refrigerator.
How To Serve
These little energy bites are perfect for a quick snack on the go. Pack them up and take them with you for a hike.
Be sure to try our other favorite recipes for quick snacks that also have oatmeal, coconut, and peanut butter.
Peanut butter no bake cookies are an easy recipe that doesn’t require any baking.
These oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies are a classic delicious cookie recipe.
Storing These Easy Energy Balls
Now that you’ve whipped up a batch of these delectable energy bites, it’s essential to know how to store them to keep them fresh and ready to satisfy your cravings whenever hunger strikes.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re a planner, you’ll be delighted to know that these energy bites can be made ahead of time.
Once you’ve rolled them into bite-sized perfection, simply place them in an airtight container or a resealable bag.
Pop them into the fridge, and they’ll stay fresh for up to a week.
Making them in advance is perfect for meal prep or ensuring you have a quick, healthy snack on hand whenever you need it.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store these protein balls in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to one week.
IN THE FREEZER: To freeze, place peanut butter energy balls on a wax paper-lined baking sheet in the freezer for one to two hours.
After, move them to an airtight container or Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months.
Why We Love This Recipe
EASY AND QUICK: This recipe is a breeze to make, requiring no baking and just a few simple steps. It’s perfect for busy individuals or families looking for a healthy snack option that can be prepared in no time.
NUTRIENT PACKED: These energy bites are loaded with wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, oats, flax seeds, and almonds.
They provide a boost of energy and are rich in fiber, healthy fats, and protein, making them a nutritious choice for both adults and kids.
CONVENIENT SNACKING: Once prepared, these bites are incredibly convenient for on-the-go snacking.
They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months and thawed out when you need them, making them a perfect snack for your busy life.
They’re portable, making them a fantastic option for school lunches, work breaks, or post-workout refueling.
These peanut butter energy bites are a simple recipe and are packed with protein and nutrients. You can customize your protein bites with so many yummy extras.
Frequently Asked Questions
The great thing about energy ball recipes is how flexible they are. You can add lots of different ingredients to your mix based on your personal preference.
Rolled oats are perfectly safe to eat raw, especially when combined with other ingredients. Allowing the mixture to sit before forming into balls will soften the oats.
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- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup sliced almonds
- In a large mixing bowl add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Add old fashioned oats, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and sliced almonds. Stir to combine.
- Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
- After the mixture has chilled remove from the refrigerator and roll into 1 inch balls.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 1 week.
- If you find your dough is a bit dry, you can add a bit more honey or peanut butter.
- A cookie scoop would be a great tool to help make your energy bites a uniform size.
- Since these energy bites freeze so well, they are the perfect recipe to make a double batch and freeze that second batch for later.
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