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These no-bake energy bites are made by combining healthy ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, flaxseed, and shredded coconut for the ultimate grab and go item.
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These no-bake energy bites are a quick and easy homemade snack. They are made by combining healthy ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, flaxseed, and shredded coconut. This recipe is packed with protein and makes for the ultimate grab and go item.

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No Bake Energy Bites

I always have some sort of energy bar at home. It’s a great healthy snack for the kids, that can also satisfy the sweet tooth. It also gets them eating something that’s good for them, without them even knowing. The only problem is that many of the healthy, energy-packed snacks can be a bit pricey.

I love that this recipe allows me to get the same delicious flavors and nutrients as many of my favorite store-bought healthy snacks, but it saves money to make them at home. The best part is that it really doesn’t take much effort to do. This recipe is so simple. In fact, there are only five steps in the instructions.

These homemade energy balls are a fun twist from your typical health bars. Side note…you can also make this recipe into bars. You will love how quick and easy it is to make a delicious, healthy, homemade snack!

Energy Balls Recipe ingredients

  • Old fashioned oats: You can use old-fashioned oats or quick oats for your bites.
  • Shredded coconut
  • Creamy 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.
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Mini semi-sweet 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.
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sliced almond: You can replace the sliced almonds with any type of chopped nut. Pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or cashews would all be great in these.
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How to make Energy Balls

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
    peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl
  2. Add old fashioned oats, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and sliced almonds.
    old fashioned oats, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and sliced almonds in a bowl
  3. Stir well to combine.
    stirring all ingredients
  4. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  5. After the mixture has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls.
    rolling energy ball
  6. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator.

Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe Tips

  • If you prefer energy bars to energy bites you can make these into bars by pressing the mixed ingredients down onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill and allow it to set before cutting into bars.
  • It’s best not to try to form the mixture into balls or bars until it has chilled for 1-2 hours. Trust me, this will just lead to frustration when the mixture falls apart on you! Be patient and let it chill first.

How to store Oatmeal Energy Balls

Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

How long do energy balls last in the fridge?

For up to 1 week.

To freeze, place balls on a lined cookie sheet in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. After, move them to an airtight container or Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe FAQs

Can you eat raw oats in energy balls?

Yes, you can eat raw oats in energy balls. The oats are often used as a base ingredient in no-bake oatmeal energy ball recipes.

Do protein bites need to be refrigerated?

It’s recommended to refrigerate protein bites or energy balls to maintain their freshness and texture.

Are energy balls high in sugar?

The sugar content of energy balls can vary depending on the ingredients used. However, many energy ball recipes use natural sweeteners like ours use honey providing a balanced source of energy.

How healthy are energy balls?

Energy balls are often considered a healthy snack option due to their nutrient-dense ingredients, including nuts, seeds, oats, and dried fruits. However, portion control is key, as some recipes can be calorie-dense.

When should I eat energy balls?

Energy balls are a versatile snack and can be enjoyed throughout the day as a quick and convenient source of energy, whether it’s as a pre-workout boost or an afternoon pick-me-up.

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5 from 25 votes
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Energy Bites Recipe (Oat Energy Balls)

Serves — 20
These no-bake energy bites are made by combining healthy ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, flaxseed, and shredded coconut for the ultimate grab and go item.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 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 1-2 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.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

It only takes five simple steps to make these homemade energy bites. The healthy ingredients are packed with protein and nutrients. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months and thawed out when you need, making them an easy grab and go snack for your busy life.

Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I made these last night. We had a few this morning. They were good. My husband said they would be good even without the chocolate. We may add some raisins and leave out the chocolate next time. It was dIfficult to find ground flaxseed here in Central America. Finally found some at the third tienda I visited.

    1. The no bake energy bites with oats, peanut butter, honey, 171 calories….is this per energy ball?