No Bake Energy Bites — easy to make, full of protein, and perfect for breakfast, snacking, or even dessert!
You’ll love these Allergy-free & Vegan No Bake Bites and so will your kids! Easy to make & take with you for a quick snack to give you energy.
(this post has been edited from its original version dated 1/20/15 with new photos)
I don’t know about you, but life can feel crazy busy sometimes! There are days I’m juggling work and being a mom! Some days I spend more time in my car driving kids around than I’d like to admit. Between school, church, sports, music lessons, social events, friends….. I’m lucky to get dinner on the table…and I’m a food blogger!
BUT, that is why I love having healthy snacks, like No Bake Bites on hand.
Long ago, we use to spend a lot of time in the drive-through…today, with a little planning, we have grab-n-go snacks in the pantry and fridge which makes life a little less crazy.
Roasted chickpeas, nori strips, fruit squeeze, fresh fruit/veggies and SunButter to-go are a must to have on-hand. I win extra bonus points when I have the time to make the Go-Go Bars or these No Bake Bites. It’s one of our favorite take-along snacks because they are so easy to make, its allergy-safe, and it’s filled with good ingredients like, SunButter, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Chia Seeds, Ground Flax, Unsweetened Natural Coconut shreds, and liquid sweetener like Agave, so it is refined sugar free. The only “non-healthy” thing in it would be the chocolate chips but you could use cacao nibs instead and it tastes just as yummy.
Don’t like chocolate, replace with dried fruit or super fruit like goji or mulberries. Want to change the seed options? Go ahead and use something like hemp or sunflower. That would be delish. You can’t really mess it up…just fill it with healthy ingredients to keep you all going through the day. Either way, No Bake Bites are delicious and safe for those who are vegan or anyone with multiple food allergies!
Next time, add these No Bake Bites to your menu and keep them on hand to make snack-time a little easier.
- 1 C. Gluten-free Rolled Oats
- 1/2 C. Nut-free butter (i.e. Sunbutter)
- 1/3 C. Liquid Sweetener (Agave, Brown Rice Syrup, Pure Maple Syrup)*
- 1 C. Unsweetened Coconut shreds or flakes
- 1/2 C. Ground flaxseed (Flax meal)
- 1 TB. Chia seed
- 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
- 1/2 C. Dairy-free Chocolate Chips (Enjoy Life brand or use Cocoa nibs)
- Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl until incorporated.
- Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
- Once cool, roll into balls and enjoy. (I like to use a mini-ice cream scoop )
- Store in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze.
*If you drizzle a little coconut oil in the measuring cup before using your liquid sweetener, it will pour out much easier.
Here’s a few more healthy snacks to keep the munchies away: