Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

One of the biggest challenges is finding healthy, yet filling pre- or post-workout snacks that fit into a busy lifestyle. Now that G is in the thick of ultra training, I’ve made it a personal mission to ensure he’s eating well and eating enough. Along with that comes the extra challenge of finding and creating snacks that provide a good mix of protein, carbs and fats.

Additionally, we share a love of chocolate, so having a little in a snack really staves off the face-down-in-the-dessert situation that we’d surely find ourselves in otherwise. Enter the No-Bake Energy Bites.

With just 6 ingredients and no baking involved, you can whip up a batch of these in less than five minutes.


1 cup (dry) oats

½ cup dark chocolate chips, or carob chips

½ cup peanut butter or almond butter

½ cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla


Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then portion the mixture into 8 servings and roll into balls. Place in an air-tight container.

Note: While none of these ingredients require the bites to be refrigerated, we found that the flavors blend well and they hold together better when refrigerated.

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Here’s the nutritional breakdown:

Calories: 128

Fat: 7 g

Protein: 6 g

Carbs: 14 g

Give them a try and let us know what you think!


8 thoughts on “Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

  1. I make something similar and love them! I actually took them to Thanksgiving dinner last year and they were the perfect treat that helped me stay away from all the sweets!


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