These No-Bake Energy Bites are a low calorie, healthy, and EASY snack! A guilt free, energy boosting, perfectly portioned (and PORTABLE) snack. Need I say more?

A black plate with no-bake energy bites stacked on the plate.

Raise your hand if you made a New Years resolution to eat healthy and drink healthy smoothies.

If I just described you, then I have good news! These oatmeal energy bites are just what you need. You can snack on one of these protein balls at your computer during work or use it to fuel a pre or post workout.

Or you can do as I do… I tell my son these energy bites are “candy.”

He doesn’t argue. Maybe because they taste like candy? Speaking of candy, I have healthy almond joy bites that are packed with protein and healthy ingredients!

Being a busy mom, I’m DESPERATE for snacks that are filling, healthy, and not fruit snacks. And if you’re the same, be sure to try my baked oatmeal cups, they are a perfect meal prep breakfast option.

Healthy No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites are also referred to as protein balls or protein bites, and for good reason. These small balls are loaded with protein, healthy fat, fiber, and great flavor.

They’re delicious, portable, and healthy.

And easy. Like, super easy. 10 minutes easy.

Overhead view of the ingredients needed to make no-bake energy bites; honey, oats, flax seed, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla.

No-Bake Energy Bites ingredients:

I have good news, you probably have all of the ingredients you need to make this recipe in your pantry. These no-bake energy bites utilize common household pantry staples.

  • rolled oats
  • honey
  • ground flax seed – you may not have this, and if you don’t that’s ok. You can omit the ground flax seed if you’d like, or substitute it for more oats.
  • peanut butter
  • vanilla
  • mini chocolate chips

A glass bowl with oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, flax seed, honey, and vanilla; prepping to make no-bake energy bites.

How to make energy bites

In a medium bowl combine the oats, flax seed, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips.

Stir to combine.

Using a small cookie scoop portion out the dough into 1-2 inch size balls.

Place the balls on a baking sheet or plate, then set in the refrigerator or freezer to set.

Pro tip: If you find the dough is sticky, you can cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in the fridge to chill. I would only chill it for 15 minutes. Once chilled, remove the plastic wrap and portion the dough into small balls.

A glass bowl with no-bake energy bites ingredients mixed together.

How to store energy bites

Place the energy bites in a ziplock bag or airtight container and store in the fridge or freezer.

Energy bites will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Small no-bake energy bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

It’s definitely in your best interest to make these no-bake energy bites STAT.

And if you need to balance out all the healthy, go ahead and make Nutella brownies. #balance

A no-bake energy bite in the foreground of the photo, with a stack of energy bites in the background.

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5 from 2 votes

No-Bake Energy Bites

A perfectly portioned healthy snack. One that's portable and delicious. 
prep time 10 mins
total time 10 mins
servings: 30 servings
calories: 37kcal
author: Salt & Baker


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1/2 heaping cup peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Roll into 1-1 ½ inch size balls. *
  • Place the energy bites on a baking sheet or plate and freeze or refrigerate until fully set, about 30 minutes-1 hour.
  • Place in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Store the energy bites in the fridge for 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.



*I use a small cookie scoop to help portion out the bites, and then roll them into nice round balls.
If you find the dough is a bit sticky, prior to rolling the dough into balls, you can cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes. Then continue portioning out the dough into small bite size balls. 
Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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