These Easy Healthy Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites are a super easy, quick way to enjoy a healthy snack or to kick start your mornings. These bites are an awesome option for naturally boosting energy, increasing fiber in take, a good source of protein and packed with healthy nutrients. Naturally sweetened and boasts of bold peanut butter flavor. Completely Gluten-Free and Vegan.
With everything happening in our current time, I've been so busy with running things in the house, that I've been posting recipes a little less these days.
Honestly, I've found that many of my previous easy recipes are perfect for many of you today, especially with limited ingredients like pantry staples. These Easy Healthy Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites include my favorite PB from Earth Balance, which includes flaxseeds.
Despite some of you liking some of my original recipes which have no diet restrictions, I’ve noticed your favorites and have been keeping things within the lines of those favorites while including an array of Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free options for those of us who have a sensitivity to specific ingredients.
Per usual, you can always mix & match your ingredients or make the necessary substitutions if preferred. I love to keep some of my recipes open to interpretation as it relates to your own personal taste preference.
Who doesn't love to turn a recipe into their own, right?
These Energy Bites don’t disappoint at all. OK, so some of you might be wondering what an Energy Bite is anyway, right?
Also, because these little sweet treats are no-bake and include a lot of raw healthy ingredients, you can store them for a few days (up to 2 weeks) which makes for a great long-term treat and PERFECT FOR MEAL PREP! All in all, these are a win, win in my opinion!
To break this down, an Energy Bite is basically a protein packed ball of goodness that often consists of old fashioned or rolled oats, some sort of nutty butter (peanut butter, almond butter, that sort of thing!), and flax seeds. That’s the basis.
Everything else is pretty customizable and can be added or not based on your tastebud’s preference.
These little balls of goodness can be made in under 10 minutes and require only a short refrigeration time to ensure that they remain solid.
I use to make Energy Bites a lot as a quick way to gain healthy nutrients for breakfast, a snack or dessert, however, it’s been a while since I’ve made my last batch—besides this recipe! I couldn’t wait to share these with you because I made a few switches to the recipe’s base AND they’re just so good!
When it comes to peanut butter, I'M A HARDCORE FAN OF THIS STUFF! Haha.
It's true though. I've been a lover of peanut butter since growing up and not much has changed since.
I literally can eat this stuff out of the jar with nothing but a big spoon! Yup, it's that deep, ya'll.
Is there anyone who shares the same sentiments?
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They are naturally sweetened.
Super easy to make.
Super quick and uses only a handful of ingredients.
Can be customized to your tastebuds.
Completely Vegan and Gluten-Free.
Versatile and can be enjoyed ANYTIME!
Perfect for meal prep.
Very kid-friendly (See Recipe Notes for Nut-Free Butters).
Did I mention—delicious?
Tip #1: Refrigeration is KEY! When it comes to making Energy Bites, it’s super important to refrigerate them slightly (for a few minutes) before rolling the dough AND then chilling them again after. Through trial and error, I’ve found that rolling them as soon as the dough is made makes things far more messy, especially after the 3rd or 4th ball (think—dough melting or not cooperating into a perfect ball).
Tip #2: Using a thicker sweetener definitely helps! While most people use honey as a sweetener, I found that using maple or dates works so much better. Remember, a great ‘binder’ creates a better outcome. Granted, using honey is just fine if preferred.
Tip #3: Always chop nuts! Again, since Energy Bites are super versatile and customizable, adding nuts are a great possibility. However if using pecans, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, whatever—-always make sure that they are chopped into smaller pieces. This helps for the rolling process and ensure that things stay together nicely.
Let's dig right into this recipe, shall we?
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Easy Healthy Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites.
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I really need to mix up my snacks with something healthy like this!
It's so good! I've been trying to do the same, Priya! 🙂
These are such yummy and healthy treats to make for the whole family!
You had me at peanut butter. I actually had a peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich at lunch time. I am so ready to try these. Sharing.
Haha! I'm the same way---Peanut Butter is MY FAVE! I do hope that you enjoy these! 🙂
I love these quick snacks that are healthy but great for a sweet craving! This seems so easy I'll have to try it out!
I made this the other day, and I can't stop eating it! I found that I like putting it in the freezer, somehow I find the texture so good straight from the freezer. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Yes! I love them directly from the freezer also, Cathleen! They are SO GOOD!