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No-Bake Energy Bites

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: maryjane robbins

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

It doesn't take much energy at all to mix together the ingredients for these bite-sized treats. A nut butter for binding, a little honey for sweetness, dried milk for protein and your favorite blend of mix-ins. Breakfast on the go will be a snap with these in the house.

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At a glance

approximately 2 dozen
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

Basic dough

  • 3/4 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, sunflower)
  • 1 cup rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dried whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix-ins (use 2 cups total)

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or poppy seeds
  • unsweetened coconut, toasted or untoasted
  • mini chocolate chips
  • diced dried fruits (our Fruitcake Fruit Blend is excellent here)
  • ground nuts
  • wheat or oat bran
  • crushed cookies or graham cracker crumbs
  • sunflower or pumpkin seeds


  1. In a large bowl mix together the nut butter, oats, honey, dry milk and vanilla.
  2. Using 2 cups total as your guideline, add in your mix-ins. If you are using chia seeds or poppy seeds, use only about 1 tablespoon as part of your mix-ins. Chia seeds especially can cause gastric distress if consumed in too large a quantity.
  3. Use your hands to blend and mix together all the ingredients. If the mixture is a bit dry, you can add more honey; add more oats if the mixture is a bit too sticky. This "recipe" is very flexible; consider it simply a starting point.
  4. Using your hands, two spoons or a tablespoon cookie scoop, portion the dough out to the size of ping-pong balls. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan to rest and firm up for about 20 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. These are great for breakfast with a glass of milk or juice.
  6. Yield: Approximately 2 dozen bites.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 (33g)
  • Servings Per Batch 24
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 140
  • Calories from Fat 60
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 45mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.