No-Bake Energy Bites


These energy bites are a healthy take on traditional no-bake cookies. So good, and good for you! I'm asked for this recipe every time I make them. They're a hit with kids and adults and always go quick! I store them in the freezer because I think they taste best frozen, but it's not necessary.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 dozen bites

These customizable energy bites are quick, easy, and super customizable.

Energy Bites Ingredients

These are the six ingredients you'll need to make this top-rated no-bake energy bite recipe:

· Oats: These easy energy bites start with protein-packed rolled oats.
· Chocolate: Use semisweet, dark, or milk chocolate chips or chunks.
· Flax seed: Ground flax seeds, full of fiber and protein, pack a nutritious punch.
· Peanut butter: This recipe calls for crunch peanut butter, but you can use smooth if you prefer.
· Honey: These wholesome energy bites get their sweetness from honey instead of sugar.
· Vanilla: Vanilla extract enhances the flavor of these tasty energy bites.

How to Make Energy Bites

You'll be shocked how easy it is to make homemade no-bake energy bites: Just stir the ingredients together, roll the mixture into balls, and freeze until firm. That's all there is to it! You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe with detailed instructions below.

How to Store Energy Bites

Transfer the no-bake energy bites to a zip-top bag or airtight container or store in the fridge for up to one week.

Can You Freeze Energy Bites?

Yes! If you're looking for a make-ahead breakfast or snack that will last for months, consider freezing your no-bake energy bites.

To freeze: Arrange the balls on a baking sheet and flash freeze for at least two hours. Transfer them to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container, then freeze for up to six months. Thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"These are delicious and just enough to give you a little energy and satisfy a sweet tooth," says K Jalajas. "I added ¼ cup of vanilla protein powder to the mix. I refrigerated the mix for about 20 minutes, which made it much easier to roll into balls."

"Very good," according to Susan DeRuyter. "I didn't have any flax seed so I used ¼ cup chia seeds and ¼ cup hemp hearts as a substitute. I also added some unsweetened cocoa powder, just because. I'll definitely make these again!"

"Versatile, healthy, and delicious," raves one Allrecipes community member. "I've been making these little snack balls for years, after a nutritionist gave me the recipe. You can substitute any of the ingredients and make your own flavors."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup ground flax seed

  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter

  • cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Stir oats, chocolate chips, flax seed, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

  2. Roll dough into 24 balls with your hands. Arrange balls on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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