No Bake Energy Bites

A sweet friend of mine made these No Bake Energy Bites for me about a month ago and they have since become my go-to snack! I think I’ve made this recipe half a dozen times already (even doubling the recipe a couple of times!) They are seriously THAT good! The best part is that they satisfy a sweet tooth while packing in the protein and antioxidants. I made a batch of these for some girlfriends last week and nearly everyone asked for the recipe (which is why I thought it would be useful to post!) My friends and I have had fun with this recipe… including trips to Costco to buy the items in bulk (i.e.: 4 large bottles of honey!) So now that I have hyped it up – here is my absolute favorite (EASY!), delicious recipe – perfect for the busy mom or moms on the go!

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats 
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut 
  • 1/2 cup ground or milled flaxseed 
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup of honey 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine the ingredients together in large mixing bowl and make into balls (I used a cookie dough scoop). Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen you can put them in a gallon zip lock bag and either keep frozen or refrigerate (or eat the entire batch if you are anything like me!)


Alisa was born and raised in Iowa before attending Arizona State University. She then lived in Chicago, Georgia and Florida before settling in Madison. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for spicy food, sushi, white wine, southern charm, Diamondbacks baseball and idyllic ocean sunsets. Alisa and her husband, Joe, are parents to Ava Mae (August 2012) and twins, Nora & Jacob (March 2014). Alisa is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community and all things mom. When she’s not enjoying time at home with her family, you can find her sweating it out on the tennis court, training for the next big race, pinning her heart out on Pinterest and exploring Madison with her little ones (and sweet Boston Terrier, Peaches) in tow.


  1. I made these with 1/2 the honey- they were delicious and were still gooey enough to hold their shape. Will be making them again. Thanks!

  2. Thanks Alison for the honey feedback, that dies seem like a lot?! I could imagine adding chocolate chips too. Has anyone tried with unsweetened cocnut? (That’s all I have in the house right now.)

    • Hi Kristin!
      Yes – the awesome thing is that you can totally improvise. The first time I made them I didn’t have flax seed so I went without and they were still great. But I do love adding the flax seed now that I have it on hand. As for unsweetened coconut, my guess is that it would still be plenty sweet or you could use less of an amount. Let me know how they turn out!

  3. You can also just refrigerate overnight and form into balls to put in a ziploc bag. Really good with toasted coconut and choc chips, raisins or craisins, and little bit of chia seeds.

  4. This is an old post, but just thought I’d share my modifications, because they are awesome! I used half the honey (to reduce the sugar), they still hold together just fine. And instead of sweetened coconut, I used half unsweetened coconut and half chia seeds. They are still PLENTY sweet and my kids and I love them! I’m using them as a healthy grab and go breakfast. Thanks for the base recipe!


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