No-Bake Energy Bites aka Protein Poppers


These babies are one of the best snacks that I have found.  They are packed with Protein, Omega 3, and Fiber.  I am always running out the door to my gym class in the morning and these are perfect to grab on my way out before my workout!  I love that they are no-bake and so easy to make.   I doubled the recipe so that I could keep some in the fridge for when I need them!  My kids loved them too!  These would also make a great after school snack!

4.5 from 2 reviews
No-Bake Energy Bites aka Protein Poppers
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Delicious snacks that are packed with omega 3, protein, and fiber!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup nut butter, I used natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, optional
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix rolled oats, coconut flakes, nut butter, flax seed, honey, and vanilla. Make sure it is mixed well so that you can form the balls easily. Add chocolate chips if using or other desired mix ins.
  2. Chill the mixture in the fridge for an hour so that balls will bind together.
  3. Roll the balls into about a 1 inch diameter.
Notes
These would also be great with almonds, white chocolate, raisins, dried fruit, pecans, walnuts, the possibilities are endless!
Recipe Source youmefit.com
Alyssa

Comments

  1. says

    These look like something I could make and eat before I go for a run. I am really bad about eating before a run. This looks fast enough that I might actually eat, which would be way better for me.

    • says

      Yeah so am I! And I feel like you can’t eat anything to heavy before a long run but your body needs protein! Make them in advance and put them in the fridge like I did, and let me know if you like them! :)

  2. says

    What would you suggest using instead of the nut butter for someone who’s allergic to nuts?
    & if possible, what would you switch the coconut for?

    • says

      Hi! I have heard that sunbutter is a good substitute for someone who is allergic to nuts because they use seeds not nuts, and still has a sweet flavor. (Im guessing you could buy this at a whole foods or even online!) You really don’t need the coconut, you could try another substitute such as raisins, dried apricots, anything that is your favorite! Hope this helps! Let me know how they turn out! :)

    • says

      Hi! Flax seed is added in this recipe mostly for benefits of having omega 3s, fiber, and is good for your heart. You could not add it and just put a dried citrus fruit for added fiber and vitamin C. Or I have heard that chia seeds or even pine nuts can be added to this. Hope this helps! Let me know how they turn out! :)

  3. says

    I made these last week – they were a huge hit with my kids (and all the neighbors!). I forgot the peanut butter, and they still held together great. I’m making them tonight and remembered the peanut butter – and doubled the recipe so they will last longer. All my kids can take a mid-morning snack to school and these are perfect. :)

  4. says

    I made these with almond butter & they are delicious, but I had to use twice the almond butter to keep it all together. Left out the choc. chips & vanilla. Delicious! I have had 3 as my breakfast today!

  5. says

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
    said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the
    shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

  6. Cait says

    How many bites roughly does this recipe yield?

    I’m looking for a packaged granola bar substitute for morning snacks that is low sugar and low calorie but still filling and giving energy. These sound great but just wondering if I should double up on batches and freeze some or if they make a good amount?

  7. Sophie says

    Just made these… Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I seriously don’t think they’ll last until tomorrow… Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Nicole says

    How terrible is it to roll these without chilling first? I am planning a healthy snacking event for a girl scout troop and want to do these, but concerned about the time it would take to chill these.

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