These no bake energy bites are a perfect snack for when you’re on-the-go. They are packed with healthy ingredients, but the best part is they taste like cookies!
What are energy bites you ask? Well, they’re a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for kids or adults at any time throughout the day. They work so well as a quick breakfast, a post work-out re-fuel, or a mid-afternoon energy boost.
These little balls of goodness are a mixture of a few simple ingredients, including oats, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
You can customize your energy bites with whatever mix-ins you prefer. They have been proven to be a great way to keep your energy levels high throughout the day without so much of the unhealthy sugar.
In this post we will show you how to make these no bake energy balls as well as give you some flavour combinations for your own recipe!
Are you ready to try this simple healthy no bake snack idea? Let’s go!
No Bake Energy Bites Ingredients
For this easy and healthy snack recipe you will need the following supplies.
This recipe will make 10 to 12 balls. This will be enough to last two weeks if you have one every other day. If you want more, just double or triple the recipe, and once prepared store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (We buy organic)
- 1/2 cup cashews or your favourite nuts
- Organic honey to taste
- Protein powder (We prefer to use Herbalife brand)
For this recipe, you will find it easier if you can use a food processor. If you don’t have one then it’s possible to mix together all of the ingredients really well in a bowl with your hands, it will just take you a little longer to make your batch.
Vegan Energy Balls Ingredients
For Vegan friendly energy bites, just omit the honey and you could also try including 1/2 cup of raw almonds 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup of coconut sugar 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Dates are also an amazing source of energy, and work well as an ingredient for energy balls although the natural sugar content will end up a little higher.
Instructions / Method
Let’s go through the steps of how to make no bake energy balls, aka energy bites. When using the food processor, this will not take you longer than 15 minutes.
In your food processor, pulse 1/2 of the cashews until medium ground and set aside.
Next, add peanut butter, cocoa powder, protein powder, chocolate chips and the remaining 1/2 of the cashews.
Pulse all of these ingredients together until well blended.
In a medium bowl, add oats and the mixture from food processor until the consistency is ready to form into balls. Add water as needed.
And you are done! The great thing about this recipe is that you do not need to bake the energy balls. This makes it super quick, and the raw energy bites are full of plenty of goodness.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container such as a Tupperware box until you are ready to eat. These also freeze well!
Do you like to work out? You may need to refuel after your workout, and the energy bites work great for this too.
These easy, no-bake energy bites help you get the energy you need while still feeling healthy and energized. They’re quick and easy to make and they taste delicious!
We hope you enjoy the recipe and please share with us on social media or in the comments below if you try it out!
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