Oatmeal Energy Bites (Easy No-Bake Snack)

Oatmeal Energy Bites

yield: 24 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 60 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or substitute peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup raw honey (regular honey works too)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed

Directions

1

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.

2

Roll out teaspoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

3

Freeze until set, about one hour.

4

Enjoy, and keep leftovers in a Ziploc bag in the fridge or freezer.

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Oatmeal energy bites are a healthy and easy snack idea!

oatmeal energy bites in bowl

Having a snack attack?

If you’re looking for a healthy and simple snack recipe, try these No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites. They taste like a yummy no-bake cookie, are fun to make, and most importantly – they are kid-approved! Just make sure to refrain from eating the mixture. I promise if you keep waiting, the final product is incredibly delicious.

Need to swap out an item or are looking to add more? These are extremely customizable to your taste buds. If you think an additional ingredient would take these oatmeal energy bites to the next level, do your thing, as long as you let us know how they turned out, of course. 😉

No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy Bites

Looking for something more seasonal? We’ve tried making these oatmeal energy bites with pumpkin! If this sounds like something that interests you, take a look at the recipe. Pumpkins just so happen to be in season, too, so it would be awesome to try using real pumpkins.


More of a  visual learner? Watch Stetson make these easy no-bake oatmeal energy bites:

If you can’t see the video, head here to watch it on YouTube.


oats, honey, sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate chips for oatmeal energy balls

Here are a few hip tips from readers who have made these:

  • Don’t have honey? Use maple syrup or agave!
  • Try out crunchy peanut butter instead of almond butter for an added crunchy bite.
  • Want to up your protein intake? Add chia seeds or protein powder to the recipe.
  • Add coconut, raisins, vanilla extract, or nuts for added pizzazz.

ingredients combined

ingredients mixed

oatmeal bites rolled into balls on tray

oatmeal bites served


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Oatmeal Energy Bites

yield: 24 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 60 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy snack idea, try these No-Bake Oatmeal Bites that are kid-approved!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or substitute peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup raw honey (regular honey works too)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed

Directions

1

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.

2

Roll out teaspoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

3

Freeze until set, about one hour.

4

Enjoy, and keep leftovers in a Ziploc bag in the fridge or freezer.

Additional Notes

Personalize this recipe with add-ins such as raisins, dried cranberries, pumpkin, and dried cherries. I've also used ground bran cereal like Fiber One instead of flaxseed.


*Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com

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energy bites

So simple and perfect for an easy breakfast bite!

With minimal ingredients, low effort, and no baking involved, these poppable energy bites are perfect to curb hunger and cravings. These bites make a great afternoon snack and are also handy to take along when traveling. Better yet, the kiddos will love them! Enjoy!


Looking for more easy breakfast ideas? Try out this banana bread in a jar!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 91

  1. jen13289

    WARNING: These are soooo dangerous!!! I’ve been making these for years, I also add 1/4 cup of raisins, and 3TBS chia seeds. Enjoy😊

  2. jen13289

    And 2TBS of the mini chocolate chips instead, not the regular size

  3. Rachel

    Anything you can sub for almond or peanut butter, like something not from nuts

    • jen13289

      Are you allergic to tree nuts? Maybe you could use the SunButter, idk, I never tried it, might be worth a shot…

    • Jackie

      I use sunflower seed butter instead. It’s so amazing!!!

  4. Ruth

    Iv just made these for the first time, i havent even tried the finished result and the bowl mixture tasted amazing! And sooo easy to make

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Enjoy them Ruth!

  5. Tammy

    I added 1/4 cup protein powder. Yum, like eating cookie dough.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Thanks for letting us know 🥰

  6. Sabine

    I put the mixture in the fridge for about an hour, makes it easier to roll.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea!! Thanks for sharing 🥰

    • KKStanley

      I do the same thing and wow does it make a huge difference when rolling👍

  7. Melissa Rivas

    Can i use 1/4 of chia seeds instead of flax seeds ?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure that sounds great!

  8. Sita

    Hi! What’s the serving size?

  9. Leane

    Yes what is serving size and calorie count or fat content carb count? I’m not sure I could eat these in moderation??? Maybe a meal🙄.

  10. Kim

    I use a similar recipe but I have coconut oil in mine. You can’t taste it and it keeps the littles regular too!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome 👏 thanks Kim!

  11. Bonnie Davis

    I make 2 separate double bowls since I have the ingredients and mess so this makes like 80 bites to last me and my husband 1 1/2 months worth in the freezer.
    I also add chia seeds and mini ch. chips work better, stays in the bites better.

  12. A.B.

    I make a similar recipe with 1C. PB, 1 C. Honey and 2 C. Powdered milk. Over the years I’ve found that if I keep the moist (sorry, I know people hate that word!) to dry ratios the same, I can tinker with the ingredients and still have delicious treats! I’ve used wheat germ, and ground flax, in place of some of the powdered milk. It’s really fun to experiment! Thank you for sharing H2S! And thanks to everyone who shared their ideas! I love these posts! 💕

  13. mary

    What can I substitute for oats? I’m allergic but would love to make these.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh man.. well maybe some sort of millet cereal or buckweat. I would go with something like that – and maybe even add coconut.

  14. Tammy

    Ha, just came on to get the recipe to make and voila, it’s on the first page. We must all be craving these today, lol…Thanks for this great recipe!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      sure! Thanks so much for the feedback!

  15. KKStanley

    These are so delicious! I’ve used a different recipe for years, but it’s almost identical to this one. I have also added a scoop of protein powder, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, chopped apricots, flax seed, hemp seed, chopped cranberries and and even mini chocolate chips. But not all at the same time😊It’s really fun to change it up and do something a little different. My nieces are on the high school golf team and their #1 request is my protein balls👍They go crazy over them!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing! This would be a great golf snack 🙌

  16. Lpaulus67@aol.com

    What is the calorie intake?

  17. Clarissa

    I’ve made these multiple times and they’re always SO good! Tried again today and added cranberries, pumpkin seeds, crushed walnut pieces and a dash of cinnamon🙌

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow so yum! Thanks Clarissa!

  18. MacKenzie

    Thank you for reposting these. I’ve been trying to come up with some good snacks to take to the hospital when my daughter is born. Would these do well to stay frozen for several weeks and then to keep them unrefrigerated for a couple of days? Seems like the ingredients would be okay with being left out, they may just get soft?

  19. Amyarlene

    I add cinnamon and chopped walnuts, too! My five year olds favorite snack!

  20. Nancy

    Do these freeze well?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep! Just keep them in a covered container or sealed bag and they can last for a few months.

  21. Sherrys100

    My teenager has been making these for a long time to pack in her lunch to eat after working out. We all love them!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay that’s so great!

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