Sometimes you just need a little extra energy, and you don’t have time to cook a big meal. When those times come, it is much better to have a healthy, easy snack on hand than to resort to eating junk that will give you energy in the short term but in the long term will ultimately hurt you. These energy bites are easy to make, and you can make a lot at once so you’ll always have something healthy to munch on in a pinch. Most of them have very few ingredients, and all of them are no-bakes, so you won’t even have to heat up the oven.
1. Vegan Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Yum! These oatmeal fudge bars are made with rolled oats, almond flour, raw almonds, and dates. To make them, you’ll blend and layer the ingredients in a pan, then refrigerate them and cut them into bars. Make sure to keep them refrigerated, that is if there are any left! Get the recipe at Running With Spoons.
2. Cookie Dough Energy Bites
You won’t believe these aren’t cookies. These bites are made with oats, wheat bran, walnuts, and chocolate chips. All you have to do is mix up all the ingredients and roll it into bite-sized balls. You don’t even have to refrigerate them before eating! Get the recipe from Apple Of My Eye.
3. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Energy Bites
This recipe is actually adapted from a classic no-bake cookies recipe, but it is much healthier. You’ll need chocolate chips, flaxseeds, peanut butter, and honey. These actually taste better if you store them in the freezer instead of the fridge. Find the recipe at All Recipes.
4. Coconut and Chocolate Energy Bites
Everything is better with coconut, especially chocolate energy bites. This recipe uses chocolate chips, coconut, peanut butter, oats, and flaxseeds for a hearty bite-sized snack that tastes delicious and gives you all the energy you need. Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
5. Peanut Butter Cup Energy Bites
These are so easy to make, you’ll find yourself making them all the time. They are made with dates, peanut butter, chia seeds, oats and chocolate, and they only take about 15 minutes to make from start to finish. Just blend everything, roll it into balls, then throw them into the fridge or freezer. Get the recipe at Minimalist Baker.
6. Raisin Coconut Energy Bites
If you’re a fan of raisins, these make a great snack. They are crunchy and chewy and full of goodness. To make them, you’ll need rolled oats, coconut flakes, flaxseeds, chocolate chips, raisins, and peanut butter. Combine everything, let it chill in the fridge for an hour, then roll it into balls and enjoy. Get the recipe at Momables.
7. Carrot Cake Energy Bites
This doesn’t sound like it could possibly be healthy, but it totally is. These bites are made with all sorts of good stuff like Medjool dates, apricots, applesauce, coconut flour, carrots, and rolled oats. The coconut is actually used to coat the balls to give them a flaky and sweet outer crust. Get the recipe at Running With Spoons.
8. Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites
These bites capture all of the deliciousness of blueberry muffins in healthy no-bake form. They are made using dried blueberries, which turn out to be delicious. You’ll also need oat flour, nut butter, and almond milk. Combine everything in a bowl, roll it into balls, then refrigerate. Get the recipe from The Big Man’s World.
9. Lemon Honey Chia Bars
While these are not technically “bites” they do serve the same purpose, and they are just as easy to make. To make them, you’ll need rolled oats, coconut, almonds, chia seeds, and raw honey. You will have to use a stove top to make these, but they end up in the refrigerator to set for at least four hours. After that, cut them into bars and enjoy. Get the recipe at Making Thyme For Health.
10. Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites
Cranberries and pistachios are a natural pairing that taste amazing together. These energy bites require dates, chia seeds, flaxseeds, oats, pistachios, cranberries, and chocolate chips. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a bowl, refrigerate it, then form it into bite-size balls. Store them in the fridge to keep them fresh. Find the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
Create Your Own
If you’ve read through all the recipes, I’m sure you can begin to see a pattern. Many of these recipes are very similar, and you can easily change them up to create an energy bites recipe you like better. Experiment and see what you can make. The extra snack when you’re tight on time is totally worth it.