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Energy bites dates
Energy bites

Looking for a quick and healthy snack that requires no baking? Energy bites are my go to and honestly they don't last too long after I make them! These no-bake treats are not only delicious but are also high in protein also packed with nutrients. They’re great for keeping your energy levels up and satisfying your sweet tooth.

Whether you call them protein balls, energy balls, or healthy snacks, these delicious and nutritious energy bites are perfect for a quick snack or post-workout treat. Feel free to swap out nuts and nut butters for your favorites and adjust consistency with a splash of water or plant milk.

Energy bites chocolate
Energy bites chocolate

1. Chocolate Energy Bites

I love making these chocolate energy bites when I’m craving something sweet but still want to stay healthy. They’re rich and decadent, and you won’t believe they’re good for you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Roll into small balls and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

To take these to the next level, put them on a baking tray and drizzle melted dark chocolate over them! 

Energy bites carrot cake

2. Carrot Cake Energy Bites

These carrot cake energy bites taste just like a slice of carrot cake but in a healthy, portable form. I often make these for an evening treat and they never disappoint.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Form the mixture into balls.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Energy bites peanut butter

3. Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Peanut butter is my go-to for protein balls. These are perfect for a post-workout snack and pack a nice protein punch to keep you fueled.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Shape into balls and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Energy bites coconut

4. Coconut Energy Bites

If you like a bounty bar, you'll love this healthy energy bite alternative!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Instructions:

  1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine the ingredients and add a splash of water or plant milk if the mixture is a little dry or hard to form together.
  2. Form the mixture into balls.
  3. Roll each ball in a bowl of shredded coconut to coat the outside.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate until firm.
Energy bites dates

5. Medjool Date Energy Bites

These Medjool date energy bites are incredibly sweet and chewy. Dates provide natural sweetness, and they are one of my favorite healthy snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsps of almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Blend dates and almonds in a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Add cocoa powder, almond butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. Process until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Roll into balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Energy bites chocolate chip

6. Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? These energy balls are a healthier alternative, and I love them as an afternoon treat with my coffee.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Energy bites oats

7. Oat Energy Bites

These oat energy bites are super simple and packed with nutrients. They’re perfect for a quick breakfast or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Form the mixture into balls.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate until firm.

They are easy to make and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while keeping you fueled and energized.