No Bake SunButter Energy Bites, loaded with SunButter, gluten-free oats, flax meal, and crushed pretzels. The make-ahead snack or lunchbox treat that’s vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free too!
To say that we love SunButter, is an understatement! We use it in sauces, smoothies, protein bars, energy bites, sandwiches, cookies, waffles, and other baked goods. And, sometimes when no one is looking, it’s eaten by the spoonful. It’s a very sad day when the jar is empty…but thankfully, we always keep a backup ready (or 6) for when that day occurs . Seriously ya’ll, it’s just that darn good.
This time though, I’m back to doing a healthier energy bite recipe which I know you will all love! It is made up of wholesome gluten-free oats and ground flaxseed mixed with delicious SunButter, agave, and pretzel bits which creates the most scrumptious make-ahead energy bite. You guys!! These SunButter Energy Bites are sooooo good! If you need a no-bake make-ahead snack recipe, then this needs to go on your menu, stat!
Not only are these a perfect snacking treat for you, they are a great source of quick energy as your running to the gym and an awesome food choice to pack in your kids lunchboxes. Xander always grabs 2 when he’s packing his lunch and Cayden….well she grabs a few more because she likes to share them with her friends (or at least that’s what she tells me). At least they are eating a snack that’s good for them!
AND it’s a snack thats really easy to make. Just blend, mix, and shape into a bite-sized snack but if you want proof, check out the video below.
Easy to Make, SunButter Energy Bites Video
Good for you Ingredients
Only “good for you” ingredients were used in these SunButter Energy Bites. AND its completely gluten-free, vegan and Top 8 Free! We used:
- dried, pitted dates
- old fashioned gluten-free oats
- freshly ground flax meal
- crushed pretzels
- chocolate chips
- salt, just a pinch
It’s Super Flexible
But feel free to experiment and customize this recipe to your liking. If you need a few suggestions, how about these:
Dates: We always have them on hand but when I went to make another batch, I noticed we were all out. Thankfully, I had some dried apricots and those worked awesome! I just soaked them a few minutes in warm water to soften before blending.
SunButter: I used their Natural blend, but they also have a Crunchy version which I used in my Crunchy Chocolate Sunbutter Cups which is another great choice here.
Chocolate: Dark, milk chocolate, white chocolate….just pick your favorite!
Pretzels: I love how pretzels bring a little extra crunch and salt to these bites, but if you look closely at the video, you’d notice there are no pretzels. Yep….I had a few mishaps that day while filming and ran out when I was in the middle of redoing a shot. Soooo, brown rice krispie cereal took it’s place and they were still delicious.
Give them a try and let me know if you make any of your own customizations along the way.
No-Bake SunButter Energy Bites
Yield 16-18 balls
No Bake SunButter Energy Bites. Loaded with gluten-free oats, SunButter, flax meal and crunchy pretzel bits. A healthy protein packed snack or lunchbox treat!
- In a food processor, pulse together dates, agave, SunButter, flax meal, and salt, 5 times and then process on high 20 seconds.
- Scrape down sides then add in rolled oats, crushed pretzels and chocolate chips. Pulse a few times and the process another 20 seconds on high or until blended.
- Measure into tablespoon size amounts then shape into balls. If too crumbly, add a little more SunButter or press into ball-shape instead of rolling.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #ALLERGYLICIOUS. I’d love to see what you make!
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