Protein Energy Bites

These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy bites deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost. They are no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats, nut butter and honey. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins--for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts--in place of the chocolate chips and coconut. Cinnamon and cardamom to add some extra sweetness or tahini for a more savory bite.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 16
Calories 210 kcal


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored protein powder whey, pea, hemp, etc… If adding, increase nutbutter by 2 tablespoons or add some water to help bind
  • ½ cup natural nut or seed butter
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Roll into golf ball size. Balls should easily form but if they are a bit dry, add a few drops of water until they come and stay together.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword Healthy Snack, Kid Friendly, No-Bake, Nutrient Dense, Simple Recipe, Whole Grains