Easy Energy Bites

With our busy schedules, we are always eating on the go. It is nice to find some easy recipes that are a good source of energy. We discovered energy bites years ago, and you can change up which ingredients you use.


  • 1 cup dry oatmeal (I use quick oats)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (can be sweetened or unsweetened, depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • a sprinkle of chia seeds
  • approx. 1/4 cup honey (sub out with another sweetener to make this vegan)

You can change up the ingredients for these energy bites as desired, for example, add in some cinnamon or flax seeds.

Mix the dry ingredients first.

For this recipe, my kids ate all the mini chocolate chips, so I ended up using regular chips. No surprise!

Once your dry ingredients are mixed, add the wet. I do recommend adding the honey last, by drizzling it over the mixture, because it can make the recipe very sweet, so I add it little by little until I get just the right consistency. (We added some in the beginning and then more at the end when we took this photo).

I use a spatula or fork to combine the ingredients.

Once the ingredients are combined, you can form balls with your hands or with a cookie scoop. Alternately, you don’t have to make these into balls; you can simply eat this however you like!

Note: you can make this recipe peanut safe. My daughter has a peanut allergy, so we find peanut-safe ingredients, including cashew butter. You can also make this vegan by subbing out the honey with another sweetener.

What do you think?

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    February 25, 2020

    I love making quick, easy energy bites like this! They look delicious x


  • Amber Myers
    February 25, 2020

    I always need energy, so I will have to try these for sure. They sound and look incredible!

  • melissa chapman
    February 25, 2020

    I am a big oatmeal fan so those oatmeal based bites look so perfect for me. I know my son would eat the whole batch if I made some for him.

  • Terri Steffes
    February 25, 2020

    These look yummy! I’ll have to give them a try. I need an energy boost right after lunch.

  • Tasheena
    February 26, 2020

    I love making energy bites. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to make this for my family. It looks so yummy.

  • Ericka
    February 26, 2020

    I’m going to try to make these this week. I would love these as a snack.

  • GiGi Eats
    February 26, 2020

    I could DEF use a little energy in my mouth! 😉

  • Ruth I
    February 26, 2020

    I used to make this when I was really young. Who says you need a lot of energy to make energy bites. One of my all time favorites.

  • Jeni Hawkins
    February 26, 2020

    I think even small kids can make this. It is so simple and easy to make, so delicious as well. This is my go to food.

  • Ana
    February 26, 2020

    These energy bites look so yum and can be my perfect pre-workout snack. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to try!

  • Monica
    February 26, 2020

    These are the perfect quick on the go snack. I love the use of honey as the sweetener.

  • Wow, these look delicious. My kids love granola energy bites. We use peanut butter and honey a lot too!

  • Rena
    February 26, 2020

    I am for anything that will give me more energy! I love how easy they would be to pack and go.

  • Denay DeGuzman
    February 27, 2020

    I love this quick easy recipe for energy bites! The perfect snacks for upcoming Spring Break road trips!

  • Sally Pederson
    February 27, 2020

    These look great and easy to make. I’m saving this to try to make them next week.

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  • Erick
    January 11, 2021

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  • vidya
    April 2, 2022

    we love energy bites at our home too though our version has slightly different ingredients like you mentioned as well.. your post reminds me it has been a while since i made them

  • Katie C
    April 2, 2022

    Definitely going to try this recipe since I have all these staples in my cupboard already! I love how these can be ready for a quick snack anytime

  • Monica
    April 3, 2022

    I am saving this recipe! I have been wanting to make these.

  • Charina Rasing
    April 4, 2022

    I am always looking for on-the-go snacks. I am grateful you shared this recipe because it looks so easy and I love every ingredient especially the coconut flakes.

  • Sarah
    April 4, 2022

    These look great. I definitely need try these.