Nourishing Energy Bites Recipe

Looking for a snack that is easy, healthy, filling and delicious? And much cheaper than packaged snacks?

These energy bites fit the bill. They are filled with healthy, satisfying ingredients and are one of my favorite whole-food snacks.

Looking for a delicious & nourishing snack? Keep your refrigerator stocked with these energy-boosting bites.

I was inspired by Food Doodles All-Natural, No-Bake Energy Bites, but what fun is cooking if you don’t change the recipe?

Energy Bites Recipe:


(Part of the fun of this recipe is just how easily you can change ingredients! We don’t like ours overwhelmingly sweet and I added coconut oil make it more filling. )

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey, preferably raw
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 T chia seeds (these are optional. I only recently started adding them, but think it helps give them a lovely added energy boost!)
  • dash of salt
  • ~2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • ~1/2 cup chocolate chips, raisins or other add-ins (optional)

(Update 2015: recently I’ve started adding a few tablespoons of this amazing date syrup in place of part of the honey and love the depth of flavor it gives.)

Looking for a yummy but nourishing snack? Keep your fridge stocked with these delicious energy bites!
  1. Cream peanut butter, oil and honey
  2. Add coconut, flaxseed, chia seeds, and salt
  3. Add chocolate chips and enough oatmeal to make a nice, moist cookie dough texture
  4. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes or until you can easily shape. Roll into balls.
  5. Freeze or refrigerate.

Keep them on hand for a satisfying snack or quick breakfast!

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  1. Penny says

    I made something similar except into bars…my family loved them. Next time I will have to make them into balls..the kids will like that!!

    I too like that they are so can add whatever you like!

    I have been hearing alot about coconut oil lately, but haven’t made a you buy yours over the Internet at a local store? Thanks!

  2. Veronica says

    I love these! They’re so yummy 🙂

    I always use ground chia seeds instead of flaxseed, just because it’s what I always have on hand 🙂

  3. says

    I made these a little while ago and we loved them! I didn’t grind my flaxseeds as it wasn’t working in my blender. I also added about 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I used my cookie scoop instead of rolling them as they were crumbling too much. The cookie scoop worked great and made them perfect bit size. My husband and 19 month old loved them – I’m definitely going to making them very often! 🙂 Thanks again for sharing your recipe!

  4. Abigail says

    Thank you! I am going to get coconut oil and some fresh nut butter this weekend. Hopefully my picky eater will love these!

    • anna says

      I hope so too! Two of my children love them and would eat them ALL the time. My oldest isn’t as big a fan. Not quite sure why. 🙂

  5. Kimberly says

    “but what fun is cooking if you don’t change the recipe?” That line alone made me decide I wanted to read more! 🙂 New to your blog (like 30 min in new), but already, I’m hooked! Now, heading into the kitchen to check out how this recipe plays in “real time”..and to see what changes I’ll make after I determine what of this I have and do not have on hand.. lol

  6. says

    These are a family favorites! So easy and you can make them different every time. I’ve made them over and over. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. says

    Anna, these are AMAZING!! I had some flaxseed and chia seeds that I needed to use up and I’m so glad to have come across your recipe. I tweaked it a bit and used 1/2 cup of chia seeds and 1/4 cup agave nectar and adding in a few scoops of protein powder. It makes the perfect quick breakfast or snack. 🙂 Do you mind if I re-post the recipe on my blog?

  8. says

    I just whipped up this mixture. I love how fast and easy it was to make (and that I had everything on hand to make it). I’m waiting for it to set but, I know I will love them because the mixture is delicious. I skipped the chocolate chips and doubled the chia seeds. I LOVE my chocolate but, my 7 yr. old, not so much. So, I’m praying she will like these so I can have an easy breakfast option for her. Anyways, thanks for sharing!

    • anna says

      Did she like them okay? I sure hope so. My kiddos are split on them (my oldest doesn’t like chocolate or coconut, so I make another variation with craisins and sunflower seeds that she likes better.)

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