I’ve been making these no-bake energy bites every Friday for the last several weeks. They are the perfect snack for our Sabbath on Saturdays!
Why I Love These Energy Bites So Much
These are a great well-rounded snack. Quite literally!
They have carbs from oats, fat from shredded coconut, and protein from peanut butter. Perfect for little bellies and hungry nursing moms like myself!
Energy bites make you feel like you’re eating a cookie and the kids think so too.
Pack them in a glass container for a handy snack while out and about.
Super easy to make. You don’t even have to shape them into balls. Once all ingredients are mixed grease an 8 x 8 pan, and smoosh the mixture in there!
Tools You May Need
Love (no but really)
Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
Honey (I use a locally sourced brand)
Peanut butter (Just peanuts is best)
Rolling Out The Energy Bites
So, these are suuuuper simple to make energy bites.
You’ll take one cup of oats, dump em’ in. 1/4 cup of coconut flakes, dump em’. 1/4 tsp salt, you guessed it, dump em’. (My kids help sometimes and are constantly asking to “dump mommy”.) Stir that all together.
Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter. It can help to microwave the peanut butter but isn’t necessary. Add 1/4 cup honey and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix it round and round. Add chocolate chips.
Place in fridge for 30-60 minutes.
Now roll up your sleeves, take off your wedding ring (if, applicable) and get rolling.
Roll into perfect little energy bite-sized pieces.
Use parchment paper to divide sections in your container so they don’t stick to each other.
- 1 C Oats
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 C coconut flakes
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- 1/4 C honey
- 1/2 C chocolate chips
- Mix oats, salt, and coconut flakes in a bowl
- Add in peanut butter and honey. Mix until well combined
- Add in chocolate chips and mix well
- Place in fridge to harden for 30 minutes
- Roll into 1 inch balls
- Store in an airtight container using parchment paper to divide layers and keep from sticking to each other
You can omit coconut flakes and chocolate chips. You can sub it with mini marshmallows, chocolate chunks, dried fruit, or whatever add-ins you have available!
To add a punch of protein, add an unflavored protein powder like this one.
Omit the coconut flakes if you are one of the rare people like my husband who doesn’t like coconut.