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No Bake Energy Bites 12 Different Ways - the perfect easy and healthy no bake & tasty gluten free snacks for on the go or after a workout! Best of all, most of these delicious recipes have no refined sugar and are simple to customize & make ahead for meal prep to pack for school or work lunchboxes. Flavors include: 5 Ingredient, Almond Joy, Apple Cinnamon, Apricot, Banana, Carrot Cake, Coconut Almond Butter, Cranberry, Lemon, Mocha, Oatmeal Raisin, Pumpkin & Turtle Pecan

No Bake Energy Bites - 12 Ways

No Bake Energy Bites in 12 Different Ways! Switch up your snack lineup with these easy no-bake energy ball recipes. They're perfect for on the go, refined sugar free, gluten free and includes nut free options too!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy balls, energy balls recipes, energy bites, energy bites no bake, energy bites recipes, no bake energy balls, no bake energy bites, protein balls, protein bites recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 144 (12 energy bites per flavor)
Calories 77 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Apricot Energy Bites

  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 3 tablespoons dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Banana Nut Energy Bites

  • 1/3 cup natural creamy almond butter slightly heated
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup , OR honey if not vegan
  • 1 small (1/4 cup) extremely ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups rolled oats gluten free as needed - I use Bob's Red Mill
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews (or walnuts)

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

  • 1/2 cup pitted dried dates
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots or raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites

Lemon Energy Bites

  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut

Oatmeal Raisin Bites

Turtle Pecan Energy Bites

  • 3/4 dried pitted dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 pecan halves optional for garnish

Instructions

Go to link for 5 Ingredient Energy Bites: https://lifemadesweeter.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-energy-bites/

Go to link for Almond Joy Energy Bites: https://lifemadesweeter.com/stuffed-almond-joy-energy-bites/

Go to link for Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites: https://lifemadesweeter.com/apple-energy-bites/

For the Apricot Energy Bites

  1. Place the cashews and almonds in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until combined into a sticky "dough" like consistency.

  2. Form and roll dough tightly (wet hands slightly if needed) into 1" - 1.5" balls.

  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

For the Banana Nut Energy Bites

  1. In a large bowl, mix together heated nut butter, maple syrup (or honey if not vegan) and mashed banana until smooth.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined.

  3. Wet hands slightly and form dough tightly into 1" - 1.5" balls. If dough doesn't stick together add 1/2 tablespoon water (or melted coconut oil) at a time until dough comes together or place dough in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to forming dough balls so it's easier to handle.

  4. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

For the Carrot Cake Energy Bites

  1. Place the apricots, dates and nuts in a food processor until roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until combined into a sticky "dough" like consistency.

  2. Form and roll dough tightly (wet hands slightly if needed) into 1" - 1.5" balls.

  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

Go to link for Cranberry Energy Bites: https://lifemadesweeter.com/no-bake-cranberry-coconut-energy-bites/

For the Lemon Energy Bites

  1. Place the apricots, cashew butter and 1/4 cup of shredded coconut in a food processor until roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients except for the reserved coconut and pulse until combined into a sticky "dough" like consistency.

  2. Form and roll dough tightly (wet hands slightly if needed) into 1" - 1.5" balls. Roll into the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded coconut, if desired.

  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

For the Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the heated nut butter and coconut oil until smooth. Add maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut and oats and mix until well combined.

  2. Wet hands slightly and form dough tightly into 1" - 1.5" balls. If dough doesn't stick together add 1/2 tablespoon water (or melted coconut oil) at a time until dough comes together or place dough in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to forming dough balls so it's easier to handle.

    Garnish each energy bite by pressing one almond in the center, if desired.

  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

For the Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bite

  1. In a large bowl, mix together heated nut butter and honey until smooth.

  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  3. Wet hands slightly and form dough tightly into 1" - 1.5" balls. If dough doesn't stick together add 1/2 tablespoon water (or melted coconut oil) at a time until dough comes together or place dough in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to forming dough balls so it's easier to handle.

  4. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

Go to link for Pumpkin Energy Bites: https://lifemadesweeter.com/pumpkin-energy-bites-no-bake/

For the Turtle Pecan Energy Bites

  1. Place the dates and pecans in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the pecan halves and pulse until chopped well).
  2. Form and roll dough tightly (wet hands slightly if needed) into 1" - 1.5" balls. Press one pecan halve in the middle of each energy bite.

  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
No Bake Energy Bites - 12 Ways
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.