Superfood Chia Energy Bites

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Energy bars are all the rage. But you don’t have to buy them in a store to enjoy absolutely delicious high-energy snacks. It’s surprisingly easy to make them at home. No baking required, minimal prep time. And at SkinnyMs., we always try to substitute homemade items for pre-packaged, storebought items when we can. As alluring as those wrappers can be, and as many health claims they boast, we know that fresh, whole ingredients with no preservatives or additives is best.

Our version of the ubiquitous energy bar recipe gets a one-bite makeover. We’ve combined several delicious superfood ingredients into one absolutely scrumptious bite-sized truffle. Chock full of raw cookie dough flavor, you’re going to love these easy Energy Bites. So will your body! Tons of plant-based protein in every bite, and all of the good stuff that mother nature wants you to enjoy!

Raw almond butter gives these bites their indulgent texture, while hemp hearts and coconut flakes add crunch. Chia seeds are another superfood addition, and those of you with a sweet tooth will satisfy it with only the cleanest of sweet ingredients: cocoa nibs, honey, and vanilla. These mini powerhouses are stocked with high fiber, protein, antioxidants, and all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs during a busy day. Grab one to-go, or savor a bite when you get home from work, and feel nourished and treated all at once!

Superfood Chia Energy Bites

Superfood Chia Energy Bites

Yields: 16 balls/ 16 servings | Serving size: 1 ball | Calories: 128 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 157 mg | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Dietary fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 3 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5


  • ½ cup creamy raw almond butter
  • ½ cup hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder


  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients (except cacao powder) until well combined. Roll into 1" balls, then roll into cacao powder. Refrigerate until ready to serve and enjoy!

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7 Comments on "Superfood Chia Energy Bites"

  1. carascravings  June 28, 2015

    These look super delicious! and healthy too…I love having things like this around for snacks.

  2. Meredith  January 5, 2016

    What are hemp hearts? Thanks!

  3. Suzanne  January 7, 2018

    Can I replace the almond butter natural peanut butter ?

  4. Yogagirl  February 4, 2019

    They’re so sticky I can’t roll them into a ball. What do I do?

    • Nichole Furlong  February 4, 2019

      Hi! You can decrease the amount of almond butter or add additional coconut flakes to help keep the dough from being too sticky.


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