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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

5 Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites

5 Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites make the perfect grab and go snacks for on the go with easy to find pantry ingredients.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy balls, energy bites, gluten free, meal prep, no bake, peanut butter, refined sugar free, school lunch healthy snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 energy bites
Calories 219 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter almond, cashew butter OR sunflower / pumpkin seed butter work as well(heated slightly until liquid-y)
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey brown rice syrup, agave syrup or date paste will work as well
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut swap with ground flax seed, oat flour or protein powder instead if you are not a fan of coconut - you might have to adjust the amount of sweetener to your taste
  • 2 cups oats - [1 cup rolled oats and 1 cup quick oats] use gluten free if necessary
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks* plus more for studding, if desired
  • pinch salt optional but highly recommended for offsetting the sweetness

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds or ground chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • *raisins or dried fruit cranberries instead of or half with chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, mix together heated nut butter and honey until smooth.
  2. Stir in shredded coconut, oats, and salt and mix until well combined. Add optional add-ins if desired. Fold in chocolate chunks/chips.
  3. Wet hands slightly and form dough tightly into 1" - 1.5" balls. If the 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. Press additional chocolate chips evenly around the dough, if desired.
  4. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

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Recipe Notes

**You can form these into cookies or granola bars by flattening the dough in an 8x8 square pan if you prefer not to roll them out. Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. months. Allow to sit out for 10 minutes from the freezer before serving.

Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 6g12%
* 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.