Energy Bites Recipe Template

These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Completely customizable and take just minutes to make!

These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Use this template to customizable with ingredients of your choice.

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Avoid getting “hangry” with these energy bites.

I always have these bites on hand to grab-and-go because if I don’t pack snacks with me for the day, I get serious “hangrxiety”. Hungry, angry, and anxious. Never a good combo. Avoid the hunger with these perfect little morsels–filled with amazing protein and fiber to keep you fuller longer.

How do I make energy bites?

First, mix everything together

Start with a base of rolled oats. Then, add in all other ingredients of your choice. Customize this recipe template with your favorite nut butter, add-ins, liquid, and sweetener.

Instead of running to the store, head over to your pantry and see what ingredients you have on hand to throw in for the “add-ins of your choice” portion. Everything from cereal to nuts to a broken chocolate bar is welcome in these guys. Feel free to use just one add-in ingredient or a mixture of several.

Then, stick the mixture in the freezer

Chilling for 20-30 minutes makes the mixture easier to roll. If you’re short on time you can skip this step and go right into rolling the bites–but expect sticky hands!

Finally, roll the mixture into bites

Use your hands to roll into balls. This recipe will make for 12 large bites or 24 smaller bites.

These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Use this template to customizable with ingredients of your choice.

Customize for the holidays.

It’s easy to create create festive, colored bites for different holidays. Simply add 1/4 cup of oats into a bowl with 15-30 drops of food coloring and give it a stir. Try red and green food coloring for Christmas or red and blue for the Fourth of July. Then, simply roll your finished balls in the food-colored oats.

These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Use this template to customizable with ingredients of your choice.

What should I add into my energy bites?

This recipe serves as a template for you to get creative customize to your liking. Here’s a few favorite flavor ideas for the 1/2 cup “add-ins of your choice” portion of the recipe to get you started:

If you come up with a cool flavor combo for this recipe, I would love to see!

These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Use this template to customizable with ingredients of your choice.
Energy Bites Recipe Template

Energy Bites Recipe Template

Yield: 12 large bites or 24 smaller bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These energy bites are the perfect snack to grab and go! Completely customizable and take 5 minutes or less to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/2 cup add-ins of your choice (dried fruit, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, chopped nuts, or a mixture!**)
  • 1/2 cup nut or seed butter of your choice (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid of your choice (plant-based milk, dairy milk, water, coconut oil)
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Add oats, add-ins, nut or seed butter, and liquid to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
  2. Add in honey or maple syrup, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired sweetness. Stir until mixture starts to come together in a sticky ball. If mixture is still too dry, add in 1-2 more tablespoons of liquid.
  3. Place bowl in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to chill, then roll mixture into balls using hands.
  4. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Store any leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

**See full blog post above with more ideas for "add-ins" to mix into these energy bites.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 large energy bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 13gNet Carbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

Note: Nutrition may vary depending on ingredients used. Estimated nutrition is for 12 bites.

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11 Comments

    • Hi there! Thanks for reaching out! So sorry for the confusion — it would be 1/2 cup total of any add-ins, but within that you can do a mixture of whatever ingredients you like to fill the 1/2 cup. (i.e. 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shredded coconut)

      Please let me know if you need me to clarify any further and let me know how it turns out if you try 🙂
      ~Mackenzie

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