No-Bake Energy Bites

We have a long car ride to Vancouver ahead of us for the LuluLemon Half Marathon tomorrow, so I decided to make a healthy snack for the trek. These no-bake energy bites are simple, easy to make, and tasty 😀 Did I mention they’re also gluten free? The ingredients include:

-2 cups quick oats
-1 cup crunchy peanut butter
-2/3 cup honey
-1 cup ground flax seed
-1 cup chocolate chips
-2 tsp. vanilla

Yield: 60 bites

Per bite nutrition: 75 calories, 2.2 g protein, 1.5g fiber, 6.5g sugar

Pour all ingredients into a large bowl, and heat the mixture in the microwave for about 20 seconds. This makes it easier to stir everything together, and also melts the chocolate chips.

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I personally like this, because it allows the chocolate to be more evenly distributed throughout the bites. However, if you want the chocolate chips to maintain their shape, you can skip this step.

Roll  the mixture into 3/4 inch balls, and let them sit in the fridge overnight.


These tasted great, and they were the perfect pre-race snack 😀

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17 thoughts on “No-Bake Energy Bites

  1. I whipped these up tonight, and couldnt wait to have one. So after about 2 hours in the fridge I grabbed one. Yummy!! I cant wait to have more. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  2. I made these lastnight, and they’re delicious! My parents even like them 🙂 Thanks so much for this great healthy snack!

  3. Tonight was my second time to make these, and this time I tried something a little different. Instead of the chocolate chips I used Cinnamon chips and I used peanut butter made with cinnamon and raisens. Soooo yummy!

    1. I made them with the same peanut butter! so good! I bet they’d be good with the white chocolate peanut butter from that company

  4. Made a batch 4 the first time this a.m. so my hubby would have some to take to work and eat them on his lunch break….so quick, so easy, and yummy! I also thought these would be great with a cut up Apple for the kids when we take a conforming break from our school work. Thanks 4 sharing!

    1. I prefer to store them in the fridge, because they keep their shape better, and are less messy! I also like eating them cold. That being said, you do not have to refrigerate them. All the ingredients are non-perishable, so you definitely can leave them out. They should stay good for quite a while, but I’m not sure exactly how long, I’ve never had any left after a couple days!

Let me know what you think!