No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

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Easy, bite-size, and great on the go!

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You know those moments when you need a quick boost? Maybe your energy is flagging, and you could use a little pick-me-up to get your butt back in gear? Something like those oatmeal energy bars that are everywhere, but maybe even smaller than that and, let’s face it, more fun? Introducing Skinny Ms. No Bake Energy Bites! All the boost you need in a perfect bite-sized package.

This isn’t one of those energy snack recipes that requires loads of preparation and hours toiling over a hot stove. A blender, a bowl, and a sealable container are all you need to create these no bake energy bites. A cup of almond butter or peanut butter brings the protein to the party and a half cup of chocolate chips ensures that these treats aren’t just energizing, they’re tasty too. The parade of healthy ingredients continues with banana, honey, chia (or flax) seeds, and even some shredded coconut if that’s your cup of tea!

Enlist the kids in a fun family activity of turning the mixture into little balls. Store them in the fridge for a couple of hours and voila! You have your very own oatmeal energy bars in the form of convenient bite-size treats. These bites are great for popping in your mouth instead of reaching for a bag of chips, and they’re also invaluable as a quick, energy boosting snack on the go. Dig in!

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No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

These little bites are made with clean ingredients that pack a punch of flavor and gives you the energy you are looking for.
Yield 20 people
Serving Size 1 energy bite
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or bittersweet, mini or regular sized
  • 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter, smooth
  • 2 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 banana medium to large, ripe, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey raw
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut shredded, unsweetened (optional)

Instructions

  • Line a sealable container with a square of wax paper.
  • Grind 1/4 cup of oats in the blender until they reach a flour-like consistency. Pour ground oat flour into a large bowl. Add ground oats, remaining oats, chia seeds, salt, cocoa powder, and coconut (if using) to the bowl and mix.
  • Puree banana in the blender or with a fork. Add the nut butter, raw honey, vanilla, chocolate chips, and banana puree to oat mix, combine until fully incorporated.
  • Using your hands, form into 20 balls and place on the wax paper. Once you have one layer of bites, another square of wax paper can be added, and more can be placed on the next sheet and so forth.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Bites can be stored in single layers in freezer bags after refrigeration for up to 3 months. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1energy bite | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Vegetarian

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19 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I had made a batch of peanut butter & it’s more runny than store bought ones. I’m wondering if it will keep it together & not fall apart?

    Yvonne

    1. We use organic peanut butter, which is usually a bit runnier than many store-bought varieties. Using chia seeds will help to absorb the excess moisture, but if you find that your batch is a bit oily, you can add a tablespoon of oats at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

  2. Hi,
    I’m a little cofused. How much total oatmeal is used? You grind 1/4 cup, but then how much more do you add?
    Thanks!

    1. Alicia, Feel free to use pine nuts if you prefer. We actually switch up and sometimes use a combination of nuts and seeds.
      This recipe is so versatile. The healthier the better! 🙂

    1. Hi Colleen,

      Yes, you can leave the bananas out. The banana adds sweetness and consistency to the bites. However, you can add 2 tablespoons of honey and increase the peanut butter by about 1/4 cup to make up for the lack of banana.

  3. just a suggestion but how about using unsweetened applesauce in place of the banana for anyone who does not care for bananas.

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