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Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites |

These little bites are the best thing ever. Who doesn’t love the chocolate treat that is not only healthy for you, but also tastes great? From my own experience I know that there are those times when you just HAVE to have something sweet. Those times I turn to these little round cuties.

The great thing about these energy bites is that they have some healthy ingredients like oats, flax seeds, raw honey, chia seeds and coconut oil. So many good stuff in one bite! Oh, and did I mention you don’t even need to turn on the oven to make these? Quick, easy, nutritious – just perfect for a snack or a quick on-the-go breakfast.

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites |

This is such a versatile recipe, and the ingredients can be easily added or changed depending on your family’s favorites. If you don’t have (or like) dried cranberries, you can replace them with other dried fruits. Add more dried fruits if you want to leave out the chocolate. Also feel free to omit the outer coating.

This is my latest favorite snack and sometimes breakfast if I’m in a hurry. They are so good and give me the energy I need for the day.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites |

Don’t you want to pop a few of these cuties in your mouth and satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty? Oh, yeah, I want. Sorry guys, I need to boost my energy! πŸ™‚ Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites |

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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites
Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites
Author: Yummy Addiction
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 + 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut , divided
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries , roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips
  • dash of salt , to taste
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey , raw
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup almond flakes , lightly toasted and crushed
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, cocoa powder, 1/3 cup coconut, ground flaxseed, cranberries, chia seeds, chocolate and salt.
  2. In another small bowl, melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and combined. Stir in vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well until fully combined.
  3. In a small shallow bowl, stir together the almond flakes and 1/4 cup coconut. Using wet hands, roll the oat mixture into balls (mine were about 1-inch in diameter) and then roll them around in the bowl of coconut and almonds for the outer coating. Place in the refrigerator to set.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Add more oats if the mixture seems too moist and likewise, add more melted honey or a little bit more coconut oil if the mixture seems too dry and crumbly.



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  • Reply
    January 25, 2015 at 12:46 am

    This is another great and delicious recipe. Thank you Jovita!

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      January 25, 2015 at 8:05 am

      You’re so sweet Vicky, thank you!

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      Laura Petrone
      July 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      I have tried this recipe and they were very good a have to say my favorite. I love this energy ball concept. As far as I can tell compared to homemade granola bars which their recipe usually calls for honey and other sugar, such as brown, these energy balls are much better and very versatile to many tastes. Thank you.

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        July 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

        Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment!

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    March 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    You have a wonderful blog. In time, I think you will be very popular! I enjoy many of your recipes, keep up the good work. Greetings from Romania!

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      March 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thank you Ralisa, you’re so sweet!

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    March 30, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I found your recipe on pinterest, I made it today, all the family loved it !

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      March 31, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Thanks for reporting back Sophie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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    April 28, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I am traveling with these. Would it be ok to freeze, thaw in the vehicle a bit and refreeze?

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    Rita Anastasiou
    June 25, 2016 at 1:15 am

    These look like the perfect snack for us chocoholics! Thank you for the recipe πŸ™‚

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      June 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Rita, you’re so sweet! Thanks! πŸ˜‰

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    August 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    These look quite delicious! How strong is the peanut butter flavour in these energy bites? I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter, wondering if I could substitute almond butter?

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      August 7, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Megan, it’s 1/2 cups so you can really feel it ? Try to make these with almond butter and tell me how it goes!

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    October 3, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for this new addiction… fingerlicking good and easy to make!

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      November 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      After all those years these bites are still among my favorites ones!

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    October 31, 2016 at 3:46 am

    How many calories per ball for about 1 inch in size

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      November 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      You can count them yourself Britney because you have all the ingredients on hand πŸ™‚

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    January 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I just made these and they are fantastic! I substituted almond butter for the peanut butter and it worked just fine. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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      January 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

      I am so glad you liked these, Tolly!

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    February 1, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t count calories but my friends are asking for approx calorie count ? Would you know roughly how many?

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      February 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

      About 110 calories per bite πŸ™‚

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    February 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Can I make these without the chia seeds and flax seeds?

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      February 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      You can easily leave chia seeds out. What about flax seeds, they have to be substituted with something then. I would recommend ground oats but I haven’t tried such a version myself πŸ™‚

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        May 4, 2017 at 4:44 am

        I didn’t have chia seeds or flax seeds. I coarsely ground up sunflower seeds and they turned out beautifully. Thanks for the recipe…loved it!

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    Mary Beth
    February 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    These are delicious! I didn’t have dried cranberries so I used raisins, and I didn’t have the almond flakes so just used coconut. They remind me of no bake cookies but they are healthy!

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      February 12, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Raisins and coconut flakes work too, Mary! I am happy you liked these little guys πŸ™‚

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    February 18, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Thank you for this recipe, they taste lovely!