Tasty Thursday: Energy Bites

I love this simple sweet treat.  Energy bites are perfect for afternoon sweet cravings or a quick bite while your out hiking in the woods.  As far as sweet treats are concerned these are pretty healthy.


Energy Bites

Makes 20-25 bites


  • 1 c. dry oatmeal
  • 1 c. toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips *
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. of honey

* chocolate chips can be substituted with dried fruits, berries, chopped nuts, etc.

The original recipe called for 1/2c ground flaxseed and 1 tsp. of vanilla.  I have made it with the additional ingredients, it is yummy with or without.


This recipe is super easy.  Simply toast the coconut, then toss all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix.  Once you have mixed everything thoroughly refrigerate for 20-25 minutes.  After refrigeration, remove and roll into balls.  Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.  I store mine in the freezer and when I get hungry for a sweet treat I pull one or two out for a quick snack.  Enjoy!

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  1. Awesome photo! I have seen recipes similar to this and definitely want to try. My husband and I are currently not eating “sweets” so I think this would classify as something that is healthy–but yet would satisfy like a sweet would. I love the idea of substituting chocolate for dried fruits. Pinning now. :)
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  2. Well, you’ve done it again Liz! I’m inspired! Off to the store for ingredients and then the kitchen. Thanks!
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  3. These look yummy! Maybe I will give them a try :) have a great day.
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  4. I love these. They don’t last long at my house!

  5. These sound delicious Elizabeth! Could definitely use these since I’ve been so busy lately.

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  6. I have all these ingredients on hand ( love that ) I will be making these today. Thank you.

  7. Yummy!! Pinning this for a mid-school day pick-me-up! Thanks, Elizabeth ~ xo Heidi
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  8. After I made and tasted these yummy bites, I realized that I left out the coconut flakes I’d just toasted. It was still very yummy even without the coconut. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. Lindsey Moore says:

    I made these today…They are delicious guilt-free treats!

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