No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites are one of my very favorite things. These bites have oats, coconut, nut butter, flaxseed, and mini chocolate chips, all rolled into easy to grab little bites. They are a perfect snack for kids and adults alike!

No-Bake Energy Bites - the perfect snack for adults and kids! | Kristine's Kitchen

Let’s talk about these No-Bake Energy Bites.  They are just about the best snack ever.  They’re easy to make (hello no-bake!), fun to eat, and so delicious.  Plus, other than the sugar from the honey and chocolate chips, they are made with all healthy ingredients.  You could leave out the chocolate chips or replace them with some dried fruit, but they are pretty tasty as is.

No-Bake Energy Bites - the perfect snack for adults and kids! | Kristine's Kitchen

I make a batch of these energy bites just about every week, because they are so convenient to have on hand. You can pop them in your family’s lunchboxes before heading off for the day, and look forward to a little treat come lunchtime. I also like to grab one or two mid-morning when I’m at home with the kids and need a little snack to get me through until lunch.

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No-bake snacks are one of my favorite things right now. To make these, you simply stir together the dry ingredients, whisk together the wet ingredients, and then stir it all together. After a quick 30-minutes of chill time in the refrigerator, the mixture is ready to be formed into balls. This is pretty easy to do if you press the mixture into a ball in the palm of your hand, rather than trying to roll them. If your mixture is crumbly and won’t stick together, just add a little bit more nut butter and/or honey.  Mine usually works fine as is.

 

These little bites are totally addictive! I don’t feel guilty about eating one (or three!) because I know they are full of nutritious ingredients like oats, flaxseed, and nut butter. No-Bake Energy Bites are a treat that your whole family will enjoy.

No-Bake Energy Bites - the perfect snack for adults and kids! | Kristine's Kitchen

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No-Bake Energy Bites
Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Serves: 18 bites
 
No-Bake Energy Bites are one of my very favorite things. These bites have oats, coconut, nut butter, flaxseed, and mini chocolate chips, all rolled into easy to grab little bites. They are a perfect snack for kids and adults alike!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown rice crisp cereal
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup nut butter (I've used almond butter and peanut butter, as well as a combination of the two)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (can substitute dried blueberries or raisins)
Directions
  1. Toast coconut in a small skillet over medium heat, 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally and being careful not to burn it. It's done when some of the flakes are lightly golden.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together toasted coconut, oats, brown rice cereal, flaxseed, and cinnamon.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, whisk together nut butter, honey, and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and stir until everything is well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Use a small scoop, spoon, or your hands to scoop mixture and form into balls. I usually press the mixture into a ball using my palm, rather than rolling it. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Source: Adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots.

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  1. Another great healthy snack recipe! They look delicious! And I love that they are so convenient :-)

  2. I love energy bites! They are so easy to whip up and grab as you go. I love the addition of nut butter and rice krispies in these, too. I will definitely have to try this out!

  3. Ouauu! love it! The granola tropical has been a succesful in my family! I think these energy bites as well! Thank you again for the granola, I put it on my blog! ;)

    • I’m so glad you liked the tropical granola, Eva! I think you would like these energy bites, too. They are kind of like a granola bar, in bite form!

  4. Mary Frances says:

    No bake energy bites are one of my all time favorites as well! I have no self control around them though, and usually finish the whole batch in a day … whoops :) Coconut and nut butters are amazing together!

  5. These look amazing! Lovely recipe!

  6. I love that these are no-bake because they’re perfect to make on those summer hot days when you want something sweet. Bonus that they are healthy. :)

  7. This is just the thing I need. My son has soccer practice early in the morning and doesn’t want cereal or anything too heavy. It wouldn’t be much fun getting sick on the soccer field. These would be great for him :D Pinning!

  8. These were super tasty today… Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be making these soon! :)

  9. These looks so good. To be honest I’ve never tried no-bake bites, but I think I must try them ASAP. Love you pictures ;-)

  10. Oh what a great idea! And no bake too. I need to make these to take to work, to combat those afternoon-lulls!

  11. I’ve made energy bites before, but your recipe sounds better than the one I tried! I love the addition of rice cereal!

    • Thanks, Kelly! The rice cereal is great in these. This is the only recipe I’ve tried, but it’s so good I didn’t feel the need to look any further! My favorite way to make these is with half almond butter and half peanut butter. The combination is amazing!

  12. They look delish! I love easy and healthy snacks!

  13. I’m gonna need these when I’m home with the kids this summer! I’m starting to miss grading papers and teaching at ungodly hours already! ;)
    These will definitely do the trick.

    • Oh, no! Don’t tell me that! I still have one more week of teaching left, so I’ll have to let you know if I miss it once those summer days at home with the kids hit. :) I do see lots of these energy bites in my future!

  14. I love to eat this for breakfast with a cup of coffee:-)

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