Butterscotch Energy Bites

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These Butterscotch Energy Bites are the perfect healthy treat to keep you energized all day long!

These Butterscotch Energy Bites are the perfect healthy treat to keep you energized all day long!

These Butterscotch Energy Bites are the perfect healthy treat to keep you energized all day long!

I have to admit that I almost NEVER eat breakfast. They say that it’s the most important meal of the day, but it’s never really appealed to me. I’m not a big fan of eggs, which seem to be the basis for most breakfast dishes. I’m not a bacon aficionado either (GASP!). If I do manage to get anything in my system in the morning (besides coffee), it’s usually a green smoothie or a granola bar – Quick and easy. So, these no-bake energy bites are right up my alley.

These Butterscotch Energy Bites are the perfect healthy treat to keep you energized all day long!

These energy bites are a bit like no-bake cookies – Oats, cinnamon, and coconut are combined with flax seed and almond butter for a healthy dose of protein. And, of course, don’t forget those butterscotch chips! Cookies for breakfast? I’m on board for that! This makes a large batch, so you’ll have plenty on hand for grab and go breakfasts/snacks throughout the week.

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Butterscotch Energy Bites

Course: Snack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 -25 balls
Calories: 115 kcal
Author: Erin @ Platings & Pairings
These Butterscotch Energy Bites are the perfect healthy treat to keep you energized all day long!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal dry
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes toasted
  • 1/2 cup almond butter peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup agave or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Place bowl in the fridge for at least a half hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll into 1 inch balls.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

19 comments

  1. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    Pinned because these are one little snack I can’t wait to nibble on!

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    1. Erin

      Butterscotch chips are a downfall of mine! These make be feel a bit better about snacking on them!

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  2. heather @french press

    these would be perfect as a grab and go breakfast!!

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    1. Erin

      You’re right Heather! I need grab and go in the morning – I’m not one to fuss over scrambled eggs on the weekdays! I’d rather sleep in 😉

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  3. Amy Basso

    What a perfect healthy, on-the-go snack!

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    1. Erin

      On-the-go is perfect for breakfast! I don’t have the energy to cook!

      Reply

  4. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

    I never eat breakfast either, although I do love bacon and eggs…I’m just too lazy in the morning to cook them for myself. LOL My kids though are constantly on the go though (as am I)…these are perfect for when they don’t have time for breakfast or need a quick snack as they are running out the door! Can’t wait to try them!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Michelle – I think the kids will love these for sure 🙂

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      1. Lori

        I wonder if you could freeze these to make ahead and eat at a later date?

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        1. Erin

          I think that these would definitely stay fresh in the freezer for a few months Lori.

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  5. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    When I was in 3rd grade, my teacher let me choose a Dairy Queen Sundae every month for good behavior. My best friend always got butterscotch flavor and convinced me to try–I have been in love with the flavor ever since. Love these and so much cleaner eating than a sundae (which I have not had since 3rd grade I do believe!)

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    1. Erin

      That’s such a great story Kristen! It’s been a loooong time since you had a butterscotch sundae – That’s some strong willpower! But, these are definitely a healthier option!

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  6. Kim

    Hi, These sound great, but do you think they would also work as bars instead of bites? I’d like to try putting them in a baking dish but I’m not sure what size, or even if the recipe would still work.
    Thanks!

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    1. Erin

      Hi Kim – You could definitely make these into bars. I would prepare them in the style of this recipe.

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      1. Kim

        Thank you! 🙂

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  7. Kristin

    Hi! These look amazing, can’t wait to make them! But do you think there’s a different substitute for the coconut, or if the balls would still hold together without it? We have an allergy in the family, but these look delicious so I’m hoping it won’t affect the flavor or consistency if it’s missing!

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    1. Erin

      Hi Kristin – I would add in a bit more oats to get the correct consistency, but otherwise, I think you’ll be OK without the coconut. Hope this helps!

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    1. Erin

      Hi Betsy – I calculate them to have about 115 calories each.

      Reply

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