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Pinned & prepped: No-bake energy bites

2013 March 26
by Emily Hill

Very rarely do I find something healthy that also satisfies my sweet tooth. Those Fiber One 90-calorie brownies just don’t cut it, so when I stumbled across these no-bake energy bites (and I had all the ingredients on hand), I knew I had to give them a try.


Holy crap, were they good—like, absolutely delicious. In fact, writing this post has me thinking I need to go in the kitchen and make another batch of no-bake energy bites…or peanut butter oatmeal protein bites as I like to call them.

Actually, their proper name is “peanut butter oatmeal honey chocolate chip bites of yumminess.”


No-bake energy bites (aka peanut butter oatmeal protein bites) | isthisREALLYmylife.com

I tweaked the original recipe just a little bit, and then tweaked it again. That’s what’s nice about these no-bake energy bites—you can change up the recipe until your sweet tooth is completely satisfied.

Printable recipe for no-bake energy bites (aka peanut butter oatmeal protein bites) below.

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No-Bake Energy Bites (aka Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bites)
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Serves: 4
 
Super easy and healthy snack packed with protein. Change it up by leaving out the chocolate chips and substituting raisins or craisins. Or use toasted coconut instead of shredded. You could even use maple syrup or agave in place of the honey.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (I used the smallest scoop from Pampered Chef.)
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.



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  1. March 26, 2013

    I’ve seen these on Pinterest and have been curious about them, so I’m glad to have a personal review! I’m always looking for ways to get protein since I don’t eat meat. boo.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    They really are yummy. I whipped up a batch last night. :)
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  2. March 26, 2013

    I want to make these right now! I love recipes that you can tweak! I think I’ll leave the chocolate chips out and add more oats! Thanks for sharing! Pinned!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    That sounds yummy too!
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  3. Becky permalink
    March 26, 2013

    I love these things! I was wondering how many calories are in each one, approximately.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I actually don’t know but you could plug the ingredients into a site like My Fitness Pal and find out. I don’t eat more than 1 or 2 a day, so I don’t worry as much about calorie count (and we use the smallest of dough scoops so they’re super tiny).
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  4. March 26, 2013

    I’ve been dying to try these!! Thanks for taking the plunge for me!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Any time. ;)
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  5. March 26, 2013

    Okay – now I must go get some coconut so I can try these. They look amazing – just the kind of thing I like best! Do your kids like ‘em?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Yes, they love them! Of course, they don’t always know where to find them…I like to hide them in the back of the fridge.
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  6. March 26, 2013

    Yummy!! I will be trying these! I don’t LOVE flaxseed could I substitute something for that??
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I googled a substitute and here are a couple ideas: http://www.livestrong.com/article/359337-foods-that-can-be-used-as-a-substitute-for-flaxseed-meal. I’ve heard of chia seeds, so maybe try those?
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  7. March 26, 2013

    Trying them now. They are cooling in the fridge. mmmm

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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  8. Alicia permalink
    April 4, 2013

    Can’t have coconut, is there anything I could sub for it? I really want to try these!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I think you could easily leave it out and they would still be yummy. You could try throwing in some extra oats too.

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  9. April 12, 2013

    What a clever idea!I’ve heard you can do similar to those with banana if you are peanut butter intolerant.I’ve never tried those type of cookies but I will!Sounds so much healthier than regular cookies.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    If you do try them with banana, let me know how they turn out and what you think!

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  10. Ivanna permalink
    March 16, 2014

    These look awesome! How much protein does anyone know?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    When I put the recipe into MyFitnessPal, it said only 2 to 4 grams per serving but I don’t think that’s correct. I’ll have to figure it out somehow.

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