No Bake Energy Bites

Sarah Paterson-Farrand Recipe

By Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats

Makes ~25 balls
35 Min
No-Cook or Other

This ridiculously easy snack food is great for a quick boost of energy. It is so versatile that you can make it with your own favorites.. add dried fruits, substitute nut butters, use all flax, don't toast your coconut.. whatever you like! Have fun with it and enjoy!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Energy + Flavor = This recipe! We loved how delicious these little bites turned out to be.


1 c
old-fashioned oats
2/3 c
toasted flaked coconut
1/2 c
peanut butter, creamy
1/4 c
ground flax
1/4 c
toasted wheat germ
1/2 c
mini chocolate chips
1/3 c
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly by hand. Put in fridge to firm up for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and roll into balls in whatever size you'd like. Store in the refrigerator for a cold (obviously) firmer snack, or for a softer treat, leave at room temp and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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lisa mickey gracielynn
Jul 16, 2013
Thanks for answering my comment Sarah.. No restrictions.. & I have honey, just thinking out loud :-)you are right tho, molasses is a pretty strong flavor & probably not a good binding ingredient. Perhaps I will try a bit of molasses just so we can all 'see' what it does . it's fun to try things & more fun to share the results with you all :-) Thank you for posting the recipe, it's 90 degrees & HUMID here in Iowa, so not turning on the oven is a blessing.
Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats
Jul 16, 2013
Lisa, not sure. I love the taste of molasses, but it is a strong taste on it's own, so not sure how it would blend with or overpower other tastes in these. Are you using it as a replacement because you can't have honey or due to other dietary/nutritional needs? The honey is really here as a binder as well as a sweetener, but it is not really too sweet in general, nor can the honey 'flavor' be detected. If you try it, be sure and let us know how it worked out. If you do use it, for sure I'd use less, but not sure how much less..
lisa mickey gracielynn
Jul 16, 2013
hum..... just wondered what molasses wud taste like for honey replcmt ? total horrid ?
Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats
May 21, 2013
These are not sticky unless they really get warmed up. When you make them, they are a bit sticky, but we store ours in the fridge after making them, and you can eat them cold, or just slightly to room temp and there is no residue. If taking them out where they cannot be kept on an ice pack, the surface can become sticky, but just take a wet nap and you're good to go. They still stay in balls and are fantastic at warmer temps. As far as nutritional info, I cannot say for sure, but you could use a site like this one - There are many others out there that you can type in a recipe and figure out the nutritional content.
Leslie Bryant tattoogrl13
Mar 17, 2013
As a student with long school days I'm always looking for different snacks I can eat on the go or in class. But it looks like these would be sticky or leave a residue on your hands. Are they as messy as they appear?