This easy No Bake Energy Bites recipe is a healthy snack that is ready in just 15 minutes. You can even customize them to fit your taste!
These No Bake Energy Bites became my go-to snack when I was pregnant with our second child.
They were the perfect thing to eat when I was craving something sweet because they satisfied me and yet were still relatively healthy. Definitely better than the Oreos or ice cream that I often felt like eating!
And now my kids love snacking on them too!
Thankfully, they’re super easy to mix up. And you can even freeze them. I like to save time by making a double batch and then freezing half of them. It’s such a great way to make sure we always have a healthy snack in the house!
No Bake Energy Bites Recipe
No Bake Energy Bites
This easy, healthy snack is ready in just 15 minutes. You can even customize it to fit your taste!
- 3/4 cup peanut butter + more for desired consistency
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (we prefer the texture that rolled oats give (we prefer the texture of rolled oats)
- 1/2 cup of one of the following: wheat germ, coconut, flax seed, sesame seeds, or more oatmeal
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla; add remaining ingredients.
- Add more peanut butter if needed to get a good consistency.
- Refrigerate for 30 min. then roll into bite-sized balls.
- Keep refrigerated. Can also be stored in freezer.
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This looks like a wonderful recipe! Pinning to my Pinterest board! 🙂
Yum! These sound delicious!
This recipe sounds so delicious!!! I’m hoping to try to in the next several days. They look very healthy as well.
I think you all will enjoy it, Rebekah! And the neat thing is, it’s the type of recipe that you can tweak to fit your preferences and taste pretty easily.
Oh I love a simple recipe.
You and me both, Meaghan!
Love how simple this is. For the kids I may add a scoop of pediasure powder (we tend to have picky eaters sometimes so they would get a protein high+ other essentials lol) and my own batch see how putting some protein powder in it would turn out.
Oh, that’s a great idea! Never would have thought of it but I can’t imagine that it would work well.
Hello, ThriftyFrugalMom! So I just came across this recipe via Pintrest, and after taking a gander at your site I can tell this is definitely for me! My hubby and I are starting our family come March, and this will be a great source of information- thanks!
Okie, back to the recipe! I am probably the only person on the planet that dislikes peanut butter…big time. What would you suggest using to replace of peanut butter? These little bites would be perfect for my busy day!
Hi Stacey! So glad you found Thrifty Frugal Mom helpful and hope that I’ll be seeing more of you. 🙂
And no, you aren’t the only person that I know of that doesn’t like peanut butter. I have a sister-in-law who won’t touch it either. Hard for me to imagine, but hey, I have my foods that I don’t like either (like bananas!). I’ve been thinking all afternoon about what you could possibly use as a substitute for peanut butter. Since it kind of is the “binding agent” for the recipe, you’d have to use something that was similar in consistency. The only 2 things that I could think of that might possibly work were Nutella and cream cheese. I’m not a Nutella fan, and to me it seems like using just that might be too much of that flavor. But if you are adventurous, you could play around with that and or add in either softened/whipped regular or flavored cream cheese. It would totally change the taste, but who knows, it might be amazing! 🙂
There are quite a few variations of peanut butter th at might be good too, for example, sunflower butter, cashew butter, almond butter…etc. they do look like p
Peanut butter but taste very different.. just a thought! 🙂
That’s a great idea, Molly! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Almond butter, hazelnut butter, sunflower seed butter…any nut butters would probably work.
What about almond butter instead? My daughter doesn’t like peanut butter that much so I do half and half for her. Also maybe cashew butter.
Oh, that should totally work, Jen! I would think that any nut butter would be okay. It may take a bit more or less depending on the consistency of the nut butter, but I can’t imagine it would vary that much.