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Energy bites recipe

Energy bites recipe

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Sweet treats with no added sugar - raw, unfired fare that is all natural and vegan!

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IngredientsServes: 40

  • 175g (6 oz) sultanas
  • 100g (4 oz) walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 75g (3 oz) flaked almonds

MethodPrep:20min ›Ready in:20min

  1. In a food processor combine sultanas and walnuts. Process until they form a sticky ball.
  2. Coat hands with oil and roll mixture into balls the size of large marbles, then coat with almonds.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Use practically any combination of dried fruits and nuts here - apricots and dates would work nicely. Add some flax seed for added fibre.

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I did this recipe but used a slightly different method. I found that rolling the balls with oil on my hands didn't really work as soon as i put them into the almonds they just crumbled. So i put the almonds into the mixture, and then squashed them into balls so the almonds where throughout the mixture and not just on the outside.They refridgerate well however they are abit of a nightmare to eat, crumble when you bite into them.A good quick energy treat for just before the gym!-29 May 2009

by vivaconcordia

To make this a really raw recipe, substitute extra virgin expeller or cold presses coconut oil. It is heart healthy and much better for your body than vegetable oil.-18 Jul 2007


I made it the first time and it was so good I made it again the next day. Be careful not to blend too too much (as I did the second day) or it tends to get a little oily. It actually tastes better when you can taste little tiny pieces of the walnut and the raisins (as opposed to overblended). As a matter of fact, I found I didn't need to coat my hands with oil at all, the walnuts provided enough oil to roll it up. I didn't use any almonds or other coating and I thought they were still so tasty. Also, good source of omega-3 oils and fiber!-10 Mar 2005

No Bake Energy Bites – 12 Ways

No Bake Energy Bites in 12 Different Ways! Switch up your snack lineup with these easy no-bake energy ball recipes. They’re perfect for on the go, refined sugar free, gluten free and includes nut free options too!

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Energy bites, fat bombs and homemade granola bars are one of our favorite healthy snack recipes to make for busy school mornings.

33 Energy Bites for On-the-Go Snacking

Whether it’s first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. Coffee is one solution a sugary energy drink, another. But when you need something with more sustenance, we recommend reaching for energy bites.

These balls are loaded with nutrients to keep you focused and going strong no matter what life throws at you. Even better, they’re simple to make: Most require combining a few ingredients in a food processor, then rolling right up. Just stash them in the fridge and take a few with you for when your tank nears “empty.”

1. Cranberry Orange Energy Bites

Cranberry and orange are like peanut butter and chocolate—wonderful alone and even better together. Add some protein powder and almonds for staying power, plus dates to bind everything, and you’ve got a healthy, portable treat that’s super tasty.

2. No-Bake Apricot Energy Bites

These sugar-free bites combine dried apricots, almonds, walnuts, raisins, and flaxseeds to form a perfectly sweet and crunchy treat. Blend the ingredients together in a food processor and roll in coconut, and you’re in heaven. Plus they’re vegan, Paleo, and gluten- and dairy-free, so pretty much everyone can enjoy them.

3. Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

When you want healthy muffins without the hassle of baking, make these! The tasty duo of lemon and blueberry unites with a base of cashews, almonds, and dates that adds a sweet, buttery flavor. Throw in a little vanilla extract, and you have the taste of muffins in about 10 minutes.

4. Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites

Who said dessert can’t be healthy? These no-bake bites are perfect for when you’re craving something fruity and delicious. Strawberries sweeten the recipe just enough so that you don’t need added sugar, and the vanilla extract gives it an extra kick. The recipe calls for freeze-dried strawberries, but you can easily substitute the real ones instead—just be sure to refrigerate the bites to keep them fresh.

5. Orange Zest Bliss Balls

Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, these energy balls are as pretty as they are tasty. Unless you have the herb Damiana on hand (we’d never heard of it), feel free to leave it out—the bites may have less libido-enhancing effects, but they’re just as delicious without it. Orange zest and cinnamon add some zing to the typical bite recipe. Roll in shredded coconut for a sweet coating that also makes them look fancy.

6. Lemon Vanilla Energy Balls

This recipe is for all the lemon lovers out there. The tasty combination of vanilla and lemon strikes a balance between sweet and tart, and the nuts and protein powder will keep you full and energized. If you wish, add maca powder, which may further boost your energy (though it’s definitely not vital to the recipe).

7. Apple Almond Energy Bites

Only 10 minutes to make, this recipe is super simple and includes a sprinkle of hemp hearts for a boost of protein. And who can resist the combo of apple and nut butter? Process everything together, roll into balls, and let them set in the fridge—if you can wait that long.

8. Vanilla Plum Energy Bites

The word “prune” probably triggers thoughts of your grandmother and fart jokes. But grandma was on to something: Dried plums help increase satiety, which in turn may help control diabetes and heart disease. Plus these bites are truly delicious and naturally sweetened.

9. Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

For a healthier alternative to the tasty muffin, try these easy-to-make bites. Combine your favorite protein powder (ideally vanilla-flavored) with oats, poppy seeds, and lemon zest. Water and lemon juice bind it all together and add an extra kick of flavor. They’re just as delicious as the muffins, without all the crumbly mess.

10. Homemade Aussie Bites

With quinoa and sunflower, flaxseeds, and chia seeds, this recipe may read like bird food. However, when you add the oats, maple syrup, and fruit, you’ve got something far tastier and heartier. This one requires a little cooking (making quinoa and baking the bites), but it’s certainly not time-consuming.

11. Chocolate Goji Berry Protein Bliss Balls

Sure, we all love acai berries, but goji berries pack a ton of antioxidants too. This recipe marries them with other super-healthy ingredients, including chia and pumpkin seeds for some healthy fats, and dates and raw cacao to sweeten things up.

12. Pumpkin Cinnamon Raisin Balls

Zero oil and butter make these bites a healthier version of the beloved sweet bread. Raisins, walnuts, and pumpkin puree combine to create a gooey, delicious base. Coconut flour replaces traditional white flour, making these tasty bites gluten-free.


  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Honey
  • Chocolate Chips – milk chocolate and dark chocolate taste amazing.

How to Make No Bake Energy Bites

Once you have the ingredients we just talked about, the energy bites come together in under 10 minutes.

  • To make the bites, first grind the flaxseeds in a spice grinder. You can skip this step by using pre-ground flaxseeds from the store.
  • Next, add the oats, seeds, flaxseeds, and a pinch of salt to a large bowl.
  • Then add the nut or seed butter of choice and honey to the dry ingredients.
  • Give everything a good stir until combined.
  • Now, with your hands (run your hands under water for a second first to make this step easier and less sticky), scoop a small amount of the mix out of the bowl. Roll the mix around in the palm of your hands to form a ball. You can shape the bites as big or as small as desired. (This is also a great activity for the kids!)

Store the energy bites in an air-tight container (check out my favorite storage containers here) in the fridge for about 7 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition for No-Bake Energy Bites

These bites are super healthy. Flaxseed is full of omega threes and fiber. These energy bites also contain chia seeds which like flaxseed, contain omega threes and fiber, in addition to protein, calcium, and numerous antioxidants. The bites are also gluten free and if you would like them to be vegan you could sub out the honey and use maple syrup. Dark chocolate has magnesium and make the bites yummy. So no-bake energy bites are both delicious and nutritious!

How to Make Them

These yummy power bites only take minutes to put together.

MIX. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix until everything sticks together. (Tip: Using a KitchenAid or other stand mixer works really great for this. Or, use your hands to really mix it well.)

REFRIGERATE. Put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes so it’s easier to roll it into balls.

ROLL. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the mixture into balls, and roll the scoops into tighter balls if you like.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.

20 Easy, Nutritious Energy Ball Recipes Kids Love!

As a mom of three young kids, I’m always on the look-out for healthy homemade snacks that my kids love. We often turn to energy bites or protein ball recipes, because they’re so easy to make and you can pack them full of nutrition.

I love finding interesting flavour combinations for energy balls (my favourites always contain chocolate), and unique uses for nutritious ingredients that I already have in my fridge and pantry (like quinoa and coconut).

Energy balls are great for a quick and nutritious snack on the go, or to add to school lunches (just make sure to use a nut-free butter).

I find that my kids love them (almost like a treat!), but they’re also filling and nutritious, which makes me feel good as a mom and registered dietitian.

When I make energy or protein bites I make sure to include protein-rich ingredients such as nut or seed butters, hemp hearts (these are my go-to), chia seeds, and protein powder (this one is my fave). And then I add a bit of sweetness with honey or maple syrup (and occasionally chocolate chips), and some sort of whole grain or flour such as oats, quinoa or coconut flour.

What makes these even easier to make is using good quality baking sheets with non-stick silicone mats. I have inserted links to the ones that I like to use! For many energy ball recipes, you need a blender or food processor. I love this one and use it daily!

To inspire you, here’s 20 nutritious energy protein balls that kids love!

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, (you can also use mini chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberrries)
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well. Form into balls. If the mixture is too sticky, chill in the fridge for easier handling. Enjoy!

This is a question that gets asked a lot. The calories are 200 for 1 serving (1 bite) I know that seems like a lot but the peanut butter in this really adds to the calories. These bites are perfect as a snack or pick me up or a quick breakfast before working out!

If the mixture seems too dry try adding a splash of water. I do 1 tablespoon at a time. This helps bind everything together. Alternatively you can always add a scoop more of peanut butter, honey or maple syrup to bind everything up!