No Bake Energy Bites aka Protein Poppers
These are always a hit in my family! I usually have to double the recipe in order to satisfy everyones cravings on these! They are so simple to make and clean up is even better with one bowl! I love making these with my kids in our kitchen. Each of them have an ingredient they love to add, they all take turns passing the bowl around stirring it together and double points for the bonding we have laughing over our silliness. During the one hour of fridge time we love to play a quick game together. It can be I spy, a card game or a bunch of fun word games that are short and sweet. It gets our kids laughing and the bond they have grows even more.
After the mixture is chilled, rolling the balls in their hands or using a cookie scoop is their favorite part before devouring them! It has been a go-to snack for our family. They are great for driving from school to activity or sometimes I use them as a quick lunch or snack when I am out and about. You will love the flavor and how filling these little bites can be.
Feel good about what you are snacking on with these quick and easy Energy Bites. Keep your healthy goals afloat with these fun, pop-able bites. Take them on the go or just have them ready when needed. Great for kids and adults! They are simple to make and disappear just as fast!
How Do You Make No Bake Energy Bites?
- 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.
- Chill the mixture in the fridge for an hour so that balls will bind together.
- Roll the balls into about a 1 inch diameter.
What Other Mix-Ins Work Well For Energy Bites?
There are several variations of energy bites that are just as delicious! You can make them as simple as 4 ingredients to adding in all the extra flavors or additives you love to make your own. Here are a few substitutions or additions you can make to enhance your energy bites.
- Add in a scoop of protein powder
- Mix in about a ½ cup chopped dried fruit mix, such as ¼ cup raisins and ¼ cup dried cranberries in place of the chocolate chips
- Add in any of your favorite types of seed, such as sunflower, flax seeds, pumpkin or chia seeds for an extra boost
- Replace the peanut butter with almond, cashew or any type of nut butter you prefer
How Do You Store Energy Bites?
- Short Term: Placing the energy bites in a zip lock bag or an airtight container is best. They will usually last up to one week being stored at room temperature or two weeks in the refrigerator. Giving each bite room in the air tight container is recommended so they do not stick together.
- Long Term: Storing them in the freezer will last about two to three months. I recommend before freezing them that you freeze the balls prior to storing them in an airtight container. This works best by placing the energy bites on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment paper. Freeze for about 15 to 20 minutes or until firm. This will hold their shape as well as not stick together when being stored for a long period of time.
- Thawing Process: Place in the refrigerator over night and enjoy the next day!
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No Bake Energy Bites
No Bake Energy Bites are packed with protein and make the perfect healthy snack or breakfast on the go! Loaded with oats, flax seed, peanut butter, coconut and chocolate chips, these little bites are amazing!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup nut butter I used natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
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.
Chill the mixture in the fridge for an hour so that balls will bind together.
Roll the balls into about a 1 inch diameter.
Recipe Updated 2/1/19
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.