Healthy Homemade Energy Bites


Healthy Homemade Energy Bites

I have made these countless times.  They are pretty much a staple in our house right now.  I double the batch and roll them in balls then freeze them.  Feeding my kids (bottomless pits)  healthy food takes PLANNING.  It doesn’t just happen.  You have to organize your kitchen, have snacks on hand, and batch cook.  Batch cooking is basically doubling or tripling your recipes.  Cooking a few things at a time.  This makes it so that you have dinner on hand or healthy snacks.

Doubling this recipe makes quite a few energy balls.  So I put them in the freezer in a Ziploc bag.  They actually taste really good from the freezer, but the chocolate can be hard.  I prefer raisins in them for that very reason.  To add a boost of protein you can add a 1/4 C of hemp seeds.  You can’t taste them and it boosts the protein in them.  Chia would be another good option to increase the fiber.

This recipe comes from Marathon Mom.  She has a lot of other granola bar recipes on her site too that I have wanted to try.

 Healthy Homemade Energy Bites

Recipe from Marathon Mom


  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed  ( I have made this sometimes without if I don’t have it on hand, or with part ground chia seeds and part ground flax)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips ( I prefer 1 C raisins if I am freezing them)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, this is good with the almond butter)


  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Roll into bite-size balls.  (The size you roll them will determine how many the recipe yields. I rolled mine a little bigger and the recipe made about 18 balls.)
  3. Store in fridge.
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5 Responses to Healthy Homemade Energy Bites

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  2. Dede says:

    I’m surprised to see there’s no cooking with these… you can eat raw oats? They look delicious.

  3. DeLora says:

    I made the balls w/o the flax or chia seeds, and they were awesomely delicious! Only thing is that they were a little messy for me. I froze a batch and then ate them on my way to work. They fell apart some, and I ended up with peanut butter on my fingers. Do the seeds somehow help the balls to be less messy or is there anything else I can do to keep them together and not leave peanut butter on my hands?

    • Desi says:

      Hi Delora! The flax and chia do help to bind them together. But what helps the most is to let the dough sit in the fridge to harden a little. Then roll them into tight balls getting your hands a little bit wet. I eat them straight from the freezer and don’t have a problem, but when I take them places-yes they tend to get a little messy. They don’t fall apart though. If you don’t have chia or flax use a little more nut butter to help them so they stick together. So happy you made them!

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