These No-Bake Energy Bites are an easy, healthy treat that will keep you energized all day long! They can be made into three tasty flavors – Butterscotch, Chocolate Chip, or White Chocolate Cranberry. Keep them in the fridge for up to one week for a grab-and-go breakfast that is perfectly satisfying.
I will admit that I almost NEVER eat breakfast. But when I do, I want it to be quick, easy, and healthy. Usually I turn to a green smoothie or an energy bar. Even better is when I sneak in these Blueberry White Chocolate Breakfast Cookies or these Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt.
The newest addition to my list of quick and easy breakfasts (or snacks) is this No-Bake Energy Bites recipe. They are packed with oats, coconut, flax seed, and almond butter for a healthy dose of protein and fiber. But what really sets them apart is the mix-ins!
You can use butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. All three flavor options are equally simple and delicious. If you want some of each flavor, you can always make the base of the dough, split it into thirds, and stir different mix-ins into each third.
Energy Bites Ingredients
These No-Bake Energy Bites only need a handful of ingredients.
For the base of the dough:
- Coconut Flakes
- Almond butter
- Flax seed
- Butterscotch chips
- Chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
How to make No-Bake Energy Bites
Don’t be alarmed at how simple this recipe is. It comes down to three simple steps.
- Stir all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
- Chill in the fridge for at least a half hour. This makes them easier to roll and helps them hold their shape.
- Roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls.
- Almond butter – This can be substituted with creamy peanut butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
- Agave – You can substitute with honey or maple syrup.
- Mix-ins – You can really use whatever mix-ins you’d like! I most often use chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. You can also try dried blueberries, dried strawberries, chopped nuts, or chocolate chunks.
How long do energy bites last?
You can store no bake energy bites in the fridge for up to 1 week. Keep them in a sealed container or a zipper bag.
Can energy balls be frozen?
Yes! You can store them in a zipper bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Then grab one out of the freezer and let it thaw for about 10 minutes before eating.
Pro-tip: To prevent the energy balls from freezing in one giant clump, I suggest lining them up on a cookie sheet (not touching), freezing until solid, then storing in a zipper bag. Now it will be super easy to just grab one and go!
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- Cookie Dough Bites with Almond Flour
- Breakfast Cookies with Blueberries and White Chocolate
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- Prosciutto Wrapped Avocado Bites
- Sausage Bites in White Wine with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce
No-Bake Energy Bites - 3 Flavor Options
Energy Bites Base
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup coconut flakes (toasted)
- 1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut butter (see notes))
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup agave (or honey)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch salt
- ½ cup butterscotch chips
Chocolate Chip Mix-Ins
- ½ cup chocolate chips
White Chocolate Cranberry Mix-Ins
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- Place all the base ingredients and mix-ins of choice in a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
- Place bowl in the fridge for at least a half hour.
- Once chilled, roll into 1 inch balls.
- Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Almond butter - This can be substituted with creamy peanut butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
- Agave - You can substitute with honey or maple syrup.
- Mix-ins - You can really use whatever mix-ins you'd like! I most often use chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. You can also try dried blueberries, dried strawberries, chopped nuts, or chocolate chunks.
This recipe was originally published in March 2015. It was updated in January 2021 to add new flavor combinations and photographs. Enjoy!