No Bake Energy Bites

I kind of feel left behind in the whole energy bite phase.  I made these No Bake Cheerios bites back in 2004 and published them on my blog about a year ago.  Now, if you swap the corn syrup for honey, then you pretty much get something similar to the no bake energy bite snacks.

These were very tasty.  I had all of the ingredients on hand PLUS they tasted good to everyone in the family.  I’m not a huge chocolate -holic, but when I was really hungry yet it was too early for a meal, these puppies filled me up.  Two thumbs up!

No Bake Energy Bites
yield 25 balls

1 cup oatmeal (I used old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup peanut butter (or use almond almond, etc.)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup ground flaxseed (Costco carries cold pressed ground flax; I used to buy it at the regular store as Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup mini or regular semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
(Original recipe includes 1 cup coconut flakes.  These are hard to find and actually in the original Cheerios recipe mentioned earlier as sweetened shredded coconut.  I omitted it altogether because of the added sugar to coconut in the bag.)

In a medium bowl, mix up all the ingredients.  Throw the bowl in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes.  I used my small cookie scoop (1.5 Tb.) to scoop out the chilled dough.  Roll it into a 1″ ball between your hands.  Store in the fridge.

Recipe adapted from Smashed Peas


  1. I make these all the time. You can add 1/4 cocoa powder to make them chocolate, if you’re a person who likes chocolate. I usually make a batch of each and the kids (and adults) love them for a snack.

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