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Energy Bites

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It only takes five simple steps to make these homemade energy bites. The healthy ingredients are packed with protein and nutrients.
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Table of Contents
  1. ENERGY BITES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS ENERGY BITES RECIPE 
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE 
  5. FAQ
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These no-bake energy bites are a quick and easy homemade snack. They are made by combining yummy ingredients like oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, flaxseed and shredded coconut to create little bites full of flavor. This great recipe is packed with protein and makes for the ultimate easy grab-and-go item.

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.

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ENERGY BITES INGREDIENTS

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You will need: 

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut 
  • ¾ creamy peanut butter 
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds 
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • ⅓ cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds 
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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 the creamy peanut butter. You can also opt for various nut butters 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 

PRO TIP: 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. 

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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.

PRO TIP: If you find your dough is a bit dry, you can add a bit more honey or peanut butter.

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STEP THREE: Cover the mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. 

STEP FOUR: After the mixture has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and roll it into 1-inch balls. 

PRO TIP: A cookie scoop would be a great tool to help make your energy bites a uniform size.

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STEP FIVE: Serve your oatmeal energy balls immediately, or store 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 or serve them for an afternoon snack with a cold drink such as our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side.

STORAGE 

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these protein balls in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

IN THE FREEZER: To freeze, place peanut butter energy balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. After, move them to an airtight container or Ziploc bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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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. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months and thawed out when you need them, making them a perfect snack for your busy life.

FAQ

Can I freeze energy bites?

These no-bake energy balls can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Can I add other ingredients to my energy balls?

The great thing about energy ball recipes is how flexible they are. You can add lots of different ingredients into your mix based on your personal preference.

Is it safe to eat raw oats in these energy balls?

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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Energy Bites

5 from 1 vote
It only takes five simple steps to make these homemade energy bites. The healthy ingredients are packed with protein and nutrients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

TIP: If you find your dough is a bit dry, you can add a bit more honey or peanut butter.
TIP: A cookie scoop would be a great tool to help make your energy bites a uniform size.
TIP: Since these energy bites freeze so well, they are the perfect recipe to make a double batch and freeze that second batch for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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