No Bake Energy Bites

I’m always looking for new recipes to make for Lilly. I came across this one on Pinterest and thought I would check it out. So I went right to the source “Juggling With Kids” and found the recipe here. She’s got some great activities for kids on her blog too. I then looked up the link from her post, which came from “Smashed Peas and Carrots” – another great blog you can find here.

No Bake Energy Bar

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey (or agave nector to make it vegan)
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed (love putting this in everything)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Directions: (what I did)
1. All dry ingredients in bowl.

2. Add wet ingredients and mix well.

3. Put in fridge for 30 minutes (I did 45 as I lost track of time).

4. Roll into balls.

5. Limit intake of “no bake energy bars” – they are too good to be true!

Dry ingredients:

Mixing wet and dry ingredients:

No Bake Energy Bites

Now, I thought my picky little eater might be interested in these.

I was wrong!!!! She didn’t like them 😦

However, the next day I gave one to her again and she gobbled it up!

She’s loves them and now asks for “more”.

Looks like these will be a staple “treat” for the family. AND so easy to make vegan.


22 thoughts on “No Bake Energy Bites

  1. Yes!! These are exactly what I’ve been looking for!!!!!!!

    Not even joking. All I gotta get is the coconut. Did you use rolled oats? I’m hoping my own little picky eater would like these, they’d be great lunch snacks!

    • I used quick oats as I wasn’t sure what the others used. They taste great! Let me know if you make them and what you think of them 🙂
      I also like that you can ball them up small or big and eat one, or two (or three!)

  2. I love these! Used the recipe from Smashed Peas & Carrots too. I used regular oats…I don’t think it matters. I also traded dried cranberries instead of the coconut, since I didn’t have coconut on hand. So tasty & good for you!

  3. I made these this morning as a treat for a friend I was having over for lunch!. FANTASTIC! My toddler loved them, he walked around referring to them as “cookie balls”. I think daddy loved them the most though (asked me to make them for his lunches as a treat in the week!) haha. Good recipe!

    • Jen, that’s awesome! I may have to rename them “cookie balls”. Glad everyone liked them. They would be great for lunches and a little snack after working out too!
      Cheers, Anna

      • Hi Anna:

        I made these tonight. Added a little cinnamon cause I love cinnamon. Very yummy! One is more than enough.

        You could probably add a few twists and add raisins, dried cranberries or apricots, etc. We will have to expirement the next time you are up 🙂

  4. So. I made these. Totally forgot vanilla and left out the chocolate chips on purpose (I’m not TOO MUCH of a sweets person so that was a little over the top for me).

    One thing to note, is I used Agave and it dawned on me that agave is a bit thinner than honey is, so I think maybe I should have used more flax.

    And on the flax, I wasn’t quite sure if you meant 1/2 cup ground (which would make almost a cup of meal) or 1/2 cup of meal, so I used 1/2 cup of meal.

    So freaking good, can’t wait for the squirt and the hubby to try them.

    • Agave nectar is also sweeter then honey – so you could use a little less of this too. I believe that ground flaxseed is the same thing as flaxseed meal.
      Glad you liked them.

      I need to make a new batch – we’re are out of them and I like how easy it is to grab one or two here and there.

      • yeah they’re super handy. Yeah it is ground flax meal, but i grind mine fresh. When you grind 1/4 cup flax seeds it turns into 1/2ish flax meal.

        I think I might reduce or omit the agave altogether next time. 🙂 Thanks again!

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