11 Energy Bite Recipes

Energy bites are the perfect snack on the go! Full of protein, energy, and goodness for your kids. These energy bites are our favorite and we know your kids will love them too. 

Number 1: 5 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES


PREP TIME: 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS

SERVES: 12 BITES

No Bake 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter and flax seeds. A healthy protein packed breakfast or snack!

INGREDIENTS

⅔ cup creamy peanut butter½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup old fashioned oats½ cup ground flax seeds2 tablespoons honey

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll.Roll into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Adapted from: 

https://chefsavvy.com/5-ingredient-peanut-butter-energy-bites/

Number 2: HEALTHY LEMON COCONUT ENERGY BALLS

prep time: 10 MINS

total time: 10 MINS

course: SNACK

servings:23 ENERGY BITES

Healthy Lemon Coconut Energy Balls - Packed with raw cashew nuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, dates, chia seeds, and lemon, they are the perfect no bake snack or treat!

INGREDIENTS

150 grams (1 cup) raw cashew nuts

175 grams (1 cup) Medjool dates pitted (any other date will work too)

45 grams (3/4 cup) unsweetened shredded coconut divided

40 grams (1/4 cup) chia seeds

Zest from 1 lemon

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS

Add the cashew nuts to a food processor and pulse a few times until chopped.

Add the dates, 30 grams (1/2 cup) of shredded coconut, chia seeds and process until well combined.
Add the lemon zest + juice and mix until all the the ingredients come together to form a dough.

With slightly damp hands, roll half tablespoon of the mixture into balls, then roll each ball in the remaining shredded coconut.

Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Adapted from: https://aseasyasapplepie.com/healthy-lemon-coconut-energy-balls/

Number 3: NO-BAKE ALMOND JOY ENERGY BALLS

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen balls

INGREDIENTS

2 cups dates*

2 cups almonds

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (reserve 1/2 cup for rolling)

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1–2 T unsweetened almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS

Put 1/2 cup of coconut flakes into the food processor and process to break up flakes slightly (about 1 minute). Do not over-process or it will become coconut butter.

Remove flakes and set aside

Place dates in the food processor and process until they have broken up and come together into a ball.

Break up date ball with hands and add in almonds, cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of coconut flakes and sea salt.

Process for several minutes, scrapping down the sides as needed.

Add in vanilla extract and 1 T of almond milk.Process until mixture comes back together into a ball. If it doesn’t do this, add in 1 more tablespoon of almond milk.It should look like the photo above.

Remove mixture from the food processor and roll into 2 dozen balls.

Roll each ball in the coconut flakes you processed earlier.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks.

Adapted from: 

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/no-bake-almond-joy-energy-balls

Number 4: S'MORES ENERGY BITES

You don’t need a campfire to enjoy these easy S’mores Energy Bites! They only take 10 minutes to make. Keep them in the fridge for an easy snack or treat!

yield: MAKES 12-14 ENERGY BITES

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (or gluten-free oats)

1/3 cup finely crushed graham crackers (can use gluten-free)

2 tablespoons chia seeds

A pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (can use almond butter)

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1/4 cup Mallow Bits

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine oats, crushed graham crackers, chia seeds, and salt.

Add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined and mixture is moist. Gently stir in the mini chocolate chips and Mallow Bits.

Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1-2 tablespoons per ball. Place in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Adapted from: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/smores-energy-bites/

Number 5: Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Servings 24

Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients

12 dried Medjool dates

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

½ cup walnuts

1/2 cup fresh carrot finely grated

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup shredded coconut for dusting

Instructions

Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.

Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.

With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet.

Adapted from: https://www.natalieshealth.com/carrot-cake-energy-balls/

Number 6: PECAN PIE ENERGY BITES - VEGAN + GLUTEN-FREE

PREP TIME: 15 mins

TOTAL TIME: 15 mins

Vegan

Serves: 25 bites

INGREDIENTS

2 cups medjool dates, pitted

1½ cups pecans

½ cup rolled oats, gluten free certified

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

Place dates in food processor and process on high for about 45 seconds, or until a date ball begins to form.

Add the pecans and process for another 1-2 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl, if necessary and process for another 1-2 minutes.

Using a small ice cream scoop or 1 Tbsp measuring spoon, roll the mix into balls with your hands. You should end up with 25 balls from this recipe. Alternatively, you could place the mix into a 9 x 9 pan lined with parchment and cut into squares. Rolling these into balls is way less work though!

Enjoy right away or pop into the fridge for 15-20 minutes to firm up.

Store in a sealed bag or air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Adapted from: http://www.glutenfreeveganpantry.com/pecan-pie-energy-bites-vegan-gluten-free/

Number 7: Snickerdoodle Energy Bites

Prep Time10 mins

Total Time10 mins

Servings: 15

Ingredients

15 dates pitted

1 1/2 cups cashews

1/2 cup almonds

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

1. In food processor, grind dates, cashews & almonds till broken up & well combined.

2. Add salt, cinnamon & vanilla. Combine.

3. Roll into bite sized balls.

4. Refrigerate.

Adapted from: https://thesaltymarshmallow.com/snickerdoodle-energy-bites/#wprm-recipe-container-2291

Number 8: Cookies and Cream Protein Balls

Ingredients

1/2 Cup dry oats (Quaker instant work great)

1 heaping scoop BodyTech Cookies and Cream Whey Protein

1 tbsp chia seed

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

2 tbsp natural peanut butter

1/4 Cup honey

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

Combine all dry ingredients (everything listed above down to peanut butter) until well-mixed

Add peanut butter and honey. Stir until well-combined (the “dough” should all come together and not stick to the sides of the bowl. You might need to add 1-2 tbsp water depending on the brands of your oats and peanut butter.

If desired add chocolate chips at this time. 

Roll into 1-inch balls; I got 8 protein balls using the quantities of ingredients above.

Place in the fridge 30-60 minutes until they’re well set-up.

I prefer to store these in the fridge so they hold their shape a little better.

Adapted from: https://tone-and-tighten.com/cookies-and-cream-protein-balls-recipe.html

Number 9: Apple Pie Energy Balls

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Diet: Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Vegan

Servings: 12 -15 balls

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups chopped dried apple

1/2 cup dates

1/2 tbsp honey or other sweetener

1 tsp nutmeg

2 tbsp cinnamon

1/2 cup toasted pecans

Instructions

In a food processor or blender add the dried apples, dates and honey and blend until the apples have broken down into very small pieces and the mixture becomes batter like in consistency

Add the nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted pecans and continue to blend until the pecans reach your desired size.

Once blended, scoop out tablespoon sized amounts of the mixture and roll into balls, depending on the stickiness you can wet your hands a touch to make the balls easier to roll

Store the balls in the fridge in a sealed container for approximately a week, or you can keep them in the freezer for over a month

Adapted from: https://www.everylastbite.com/2014/07/09/apple-pie-energy-balls/

Number 10: Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Balls

Ingredients:

3 scoops vanilla protein powder (or vanilla Shakeology)

1/2 cup dry oatmeal

zest from 1 lemon

juice from 1 lemon (about 4 tb.)

8 tb. water

1 tb. poppy seeds

Optional: natural sweetener (I used about 5 drop of liquid stevia)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. It will appear like it is not sticking together at first. Once you feel all the ingredients are well mixed, you will then use your hands to form small balls.

It will be ready to eat right away. However, make sure to put the remainder that you don’t eat in the fridge overnight. Personally, I thought they tasted even better the next day. They were even a bit more firm. This would be a great recipe to BATCH cook on Sunday so that you can have them all week long.  Enjoy!

Adapted from: http://www.kerimignano.com/lemon-poppy-seed-protein-balls/

Number 11: Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 16

Ingredients

3/4 cup finely ground almond flour

1/2 cup vanilla protein powder

3 TB mini vegan chocolate chips

4 TB almond butter or peanut butter

2 TB maple syrup

4 TB dairy-free milk more if needed

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Mix dry ingredients together (almond flour, protein powder, choc chips) in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl add the rest of the ingredients together (wet ingredients).

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and incorporate until a dough forms. Add more milk if necessary. You want it the consistency of a cookie dough.

Make 1" size balls with your hands.

Store in fridge for up to 5 days.

Adapted from: https://www.vnutritionandwellness.com/vegan-cookie-dough-protein-balls/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare