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Easy Energy Bites (no bake)

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

(Gluten & dairy free)

Energy Bites on a plate and a cutting board

You are going to LOVE these energy bites. They are perfect to pack in a lunch, a picnic, or for a road trip or hike.

With whole grains, protein, healthy fats and dried fruit, these energy bites will give you the wholesome, sweet, satisfying boost of energy your body is craving.

And if you love peanut butter and chocolate (like I do), you definitely will love these.

The recipe is so simple. Just measure, chop, stir together and shape into balls. It's an ideal recipe for your kids to make. Give it a try today and let me know what you think!

Makes 10-12

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Ingredients for Energy Bites

1/4 cup chopped dried fruit (ie. craisins, raisins, apricots, dates, etc.)

2 tbsp sunflower seeds, chopped

1 cup quick oats

1/2 cup peanut butter (or an alternative)

2 tbsp maple syrup or liquid honey

1 tbsp sweetened coconut flakes

2 tbsp ground flax seed

2 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)

1 tbsp water


  1. Chop craisins/raisins and sunflower seeds coarsely.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.

  3. Form into balls. If it isn't sticking together, you can add 1 tsp of water at a time until it sticks.

  4. Place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.

  5. Enjoy!

NOTE: You can make these without chopping the dried fruit and seeds but it will be easier to roll them when the ingredients are chopped smaller.

2 Energy balls in a glass container with a lid and 8 on a plate

It's a perfect treat for school lunches! Let your kids help you make this recipe so they can enjoy it in their lunch.

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Janine LaForte, RD
Culinary Dietitian
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