11 No-Bake Energy Bites Recipes

11 No-Bake Energy Bite Recipes

Snack-o-holics, rejoice! Petite and portable, these all-natural energy bites are the perfect fuel for on-the-go munching. Store-bought granola bars can take a toll on your grocery budget and may contain unpronounceable preservatives. So why not make your own homemade nutty noshes? Next time you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a post-workout nibble, try one of these eleven no-bake energy bite recipes.

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Chocolate Coconut Truffles

1. Coconut Chocolate Energy Truffles
Make a date to whip together these date-stuffed snacks —stat. Rolled in chocolate and shredded coconut, these decadent truffles are a healthy snack disguised as dessert. With four grams of protein in just two bite-sized balls, you’ll feel full and avoid experiencing the sugar crash you’d get from an artificially sweetened treat. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life By DailyBurn

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No Bake Energy Bites

2. Nutty Energy Bites
These gluten-free and vegan noshes put pre-packaged snacks to shame. Made with chia seeds, flaxseed meal and peanut butter, they clock in at only 90 calories per piece and are full of fiber. Swap out the vegan chocolate chips for dried fruit or whole nuts if you’d like. (Or don’t, we won’t tell!) Photo and Recipe: Stephanie / Eat Drink Love

Apple Pie Energy Bites

3. Apple Pie Energy Balls
No time to slave in the kitchen? No problem. These fall-flavored goodies take only five minutes to stir together. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor and voila! You’ve got yourself some tasty treats. Pro tip: If the batter feels especially sticky, wet your hands before working with the dough. Photo and Recipe: Carmen / Every Last Bite

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Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

4. Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites
Like peanut butter and jelly, blueberry and lemon are simply better together. Get a mega-dose of omega-3 fatty acids thanks to the hearty-healthy cashews in this recipe. Don’t forget to sprinkle on some shredded coconut and lemon zest before serving, to make these nibbles look extra-fancy. Photo and Recipe: Andrea / Dishing Up the Dirt

Protein Balls

5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls
This five-ingredient recipe will satisfy any cookie monster’s munchies. Each scrumptious nugget has a whopping five grams of protein (thank you, protein powder) so you’ll feel full until dinnertime. The best part? They taste just like raw cookie dough. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh / Life By DailyBurn

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 Pumpkin Energy Bites

6. Pumpkin No-Bake Energy Bites
Allergic to nuts? These autumnal morsels are an ideal way to fuel up this fall. Pepitas, dates, pumpkin puree and rolled oats provide a sweet blend of fiber, zinc and vitamin A. If you’d rather make bars, spread your mixture into a pan and cut it into squares. Photo and Recipe: Ali / Gimme Some Oven

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Raw Chocolate Energy Bites

7. Raw Chocolate Energy Bites
Made with cacao nibs and cocoa powder, this recipe is a chocoholic’s dream. Just be sure to add in the chopped dates slowly so you don’t overload your food processor. Bonus: You can share them with your favorite gluten-free friends. Photo and Recipe: Christina / Create Nourish Love

Coffee and Chocolate Energy Bites

8. Coffee and Chocolate Energy Bites
Most energy bite recipes require a food processor, but not this one. Simple ingredients plus a few tablespoons of ground coffee will give your morning (or afternoon) an extra jolt of energy. Hello, caffeine! If your mixture turns out too dry, add a few tablespoons of coconut oil. Photo and Recipe: Brittany / Blissful Britt

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Key Lime Energy Bites

9. Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites
Quench your craving for sweets with this tropical treat. Almonds, dates, cashews, lime and coconut come together for an explosion of exotic flavor. Store them in the fridge, where they’ll keep for several days. Photo and Recipe: Ashley / Spoonful of Flavor

Ginger Date Energy Balls

10. Raw Ginger and Date Energy Balls
Known for anti-inflammatory properties and digestive benefits, ginger adds a spicy wallop of seasoning to this recipe. Molasses naturally sweetens the deal, too! Cuckoo for coconut? Dress your bites with unsweetened shavings before serving. Photo and Recipe: Natural Vitality Living

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Superfood Energy Bites

11. Superfood Energy Bites
Go green with these verdant pods. Spirulina, maca and hemp will supply you with a wide range of minerals. Be sure to coarsely grind rolled oats in a food processor so your finished bites have a smoother texture. Photo and Recipe: Sophie / Wholehearted Eats