No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

An oldie but a goodie this No Bake Energy Bites Recipe have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and now for my own! These little balls of awesome energy are amazing. I love that they are super quick to whip up and that you can swap out and customize any ingredients you want into them and they will still turn out fabulous! It’s what makes them one of our favorite, must-have and make Gluten Free Recipes.!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Snacks
Servings 18 Bites


  • cup - 1oatmeal can usegluten free oatmeal
  • cup - ½peanut butter or other nut butter
  • cup - ⅓honey
  • cup - 1unsweetened coconut flakes
  • cup - ½ground flaxseed
  • cup - ½mini chocolate chips ordiary free chocolate chips
  • tsp - 1vanilla


  • Mix everything! Start with that gooey peanut butter, honey, and some oatmeal and pour them into your mixing bowl.
  • Next, add in a cup of unsweetened coconut flakes.
  • Now add in your mix-ins. I like chocolate chips and ground flaxseed. But you could also add in some chopped nuts, dates, raisins and even switch out the flaxseed to wheat bran, chia seed or something similar or even cocoa powder.
  • Then add a teaspoon (or two) of vanilla!
  • Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy your little bites of heavenly energy!
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.


** This recipe is awesome because it is so customizable to what you have in your pantry. You can substitute almost anything for any of the ingredients to work around food allergies, special diets, etc.
Soybutter, almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter, Nutella (if you want something richer), all works in place of peanut butter.
If you do not like or cannot eat coconut try some type of crushed cereal, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, granola, cocoa powder...the possibilities are really endless.
If you cannot find ground flaxseed you can buy it whole and grind it yourself in a coffee grinder or magic bullet or you can substitute any other dry ingredient.
Yes, the mini chocolate chips can be regular sized or carob or you can use raisins, cranberries, goji berries, or crushed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, whatever) of some kind.

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