This is one of my family’s favorite snack recipes.  I started making these about two years ago and we never get tired of them.  My daughter even made some for her lemonade stand last year and they were a hit.  These snack bites are simple to make – no baking necessary and full of wholesome ingredients.  I love that you can switch up the ingredients and create new versions of this healthy snack anytime.

These no bake energy bites can be whipped together in about ten minutes.  They then need to be cooled in the refrigerator for one hour and rolled into balls. DONE! Simple and wholesome. I love that these snacks are bite size and fun for the kids to eat. They can also help make them and roll them into balls.

These energy bites are an easy snack for home, school, or on the go. Pack them in a cooler and take them along with you. They are very filling so two or three will do the job, depending on the size.  We also like them for a quick breakfast with a banana.

The ingredients are very versatile. Try switching out the nut butters and experimenting with additions such as seeds (chia seeds are great in here), chopped nuts, and a variation of dried fruits. Many internet recipes include chocolate chips and this is how I made them initially. However, my kids didn’t even notice when I dropped the chocolate chips and increased the raisins. The original recipe was from momables.com and called for 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup raisins. They are delicious but I viewed them as more of a treat, especially since it does call for quite a bit of honey.  Experiment and find what works for your family.  Here’s the recipe.

 

No Bake Energy Bites

Adapted From: Momables.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (creamy)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: Try any variation
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup seeds

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in medium size bowl.
  2. Chill in refrigerator for one hour
  3. Roll into bite size balls
  4. ENJOY

Notes:

Store in an air tight container in refrigerator for up to one week. If you can't get the balls to stick together well try adding another tablespoon of peanut butter. Keep the leftover crumbs for the following morning - add a banana and some milk for a great breakfast cereal.

Getting the correct wet to dry ratio is key to getting this mixture to stick together and roll into balls.  The amount of cooling time in the refrigerator is also important. I have found that cooling for just 30 minutes makes the mixture harder to work with, while an hour seems to be a good time to let the “wet ingredients” go to work and absorb through the dry ingredients.  Creamy nut butter will work best in this recipe as opposed to the crunchy nut butter. If the mixture is not sticking together well add just a little more nut butter or a tablespoon of water.  If you cannot find ground flaxseed then try buying whole flaxseeds and grinding them in a coffee grinder or magic bullet. I have a single serve Ninja that works great for this.  If you have “crumbs” left at the bottom of the bowl that just wont stick, add in a banana and some milk and enjoy it as a cereal.

 

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