No Bake Energy Bites

An easy, quick, healthy snack that you can customize to fit your taste. If you have 15 minutes, you have time to make these!

An easy, quick, healthy snack, these No Bake Energy Bites are a favorite of ours. If you have 15 minutes, you have time to make these!

These No Bake Energy Bites became my go to snack when I was pregnant with our second child.  They were the perfect thing to eat when I was craving something sweet because they satisfied me and yet were still relatively healthy.  Definitely better than the Oreos or ice cream that I often felt like eating!

I love how easy they are to mix up and the fact that you can customize them to fit your taste is just fun.  There really is no excuse not to make them.  Unless you are like my sister-in-law and don’t like peanut butter or something.  Otherwise, go and mix these little babies up and be ready for that next sweet tooth attack!

No Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients:
3/4 c. peanut butter (+ more for desired consistency)
1/3 c. honey
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. oatmeal (we prefer the texture that rolled oats give)
1/2 c. of one of the following: wheat germ, coconut, flax seed, sesame seeds, or more oatmeal
1/2 to 1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 to 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

Instructions:
1.  Combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla; add remaining ingredients.
2.  Add more peanut butter if needed to get a good consistency.
3.  Refrigerate for 30 min. then roll into bite-sized balls.
4.  Keep refrigerated.  Can also be stored in freezer.

Comments

  1. stacey diaz says

    Hello, ThriftyFrugalMom! So I just came across this recipe via Pintrest, and after taking a gander at your site I can tell this is definitely for me! My hubby and I are starting our family come March, and this will be a great source of information- thanks!
    Okie, back to the recipe! I am probably the only person on the planet that dislikes peanut butter…big time. What would you suggest using to replace of peanut butter? These little bites would be perfect for my busy day!

    Thanks again!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Hi Stacey! So glad you found Thrifty Frugal Mom helpful and hope that I’ll be seeing more of you. :)

      And no, you aren’t the only person that I know of that doesn’t like peanut butter. I have a sister-in-law who won’t touch it either. Hard for me to imagine, but hey, I have my foods that I don’t like either (like bananas!). I’ve been thinking all afternoon about what you could possibly use as a substitute for peanut butter. Since it kind of is the “binding agent” for the recipe, you’d have to use something that was similar in consistency. The only 2 things that I could think of that might possibly work were Nutella and cream cheese. I’m not a Nutella fan, and to me it seems like using just that might be too much of that flavor. But if you are adventurous, you could play around with that and or add in either softened/whipped regular or flavored cream cheese. It would totally change the taste, but who knows, it might be amazing! :)

      • Mollymac22 says

        There are quite a few variations of peanut butter th at might be good too, for example, sunflower butter, cashew butter, almond butter…etc. they do look like p
        Peanut butter but taste very different.. just a thought! :)

        Molly

    • Jen says

      What about almond butter instead? My daughter doesn’t like peanut butter that much so I do half and half for her. Also maybe cashew butter.

      • ThriftyFrugalMom says

        Oh, that should totally work, Jen! I would think that any nut butter would be okay. It may take a bit more or less depending on the consistency of the nut butter, but I can’t imagine it would vary that much.

  2. says

    Love how simple this is. For the kids I may add a scoop of pediasure powder (we tend to have picky eaters sometimes so they would get a protein high+ other essentials lol) and my own batch see how putting some protein powder in it would turn out.

    #TIHWRThursdays

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Oh, that’s a great idea! Never would have thought of it but I can’t imagine that it would work well.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      I think you all will enjoy it, Rebekah! And the neat thing is, it’s the type of recipe that you can tweak to fit your preferences and taste pretty easily.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Yes, my kids love them and they’re such a fun kid snack- I’m sure you little ones would love them!

  3. says

    I love these for my afternoon slump. I make them with raisins and sometimes pecans. My recipe doesn’t have vanilla and I can’t wait to try that addition.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Pecans would be a yummy addition! And I think you’ll like the extra flavor the vanilla gives. In my opinion it kind of makes all the other flavors pop a bit more.

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