No-Bake Energy Bites

When that afternoon hunger hits, reach for one of these healthy bites. They're packed with good-for-you ingredients such as chia seeds, oats, and dried fruit to keep you energized until dinner.

No-Bake Energy Bites on white background
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins
40 bites


  • 1 ¼ cup regular rolled oats, toasted*

  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted*

  • ½ cup flaxseed meal

  • cup roasted, unsalted sunflower kernels

  • ¼ cup chopped golden raisins or dried cherries or cranberries

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • cup sunflower butter or almond butter

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium bowl stir together first six ingredients (through chia seeds). In a small bowl combine sunflower butter, honey, orange zest, and vanilla. Add butter mixture to oat mixture; mix well (use your hands if needed to combine). Using wet hands, shape mixture into 1-inch balls.


To toast oats and coconut, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread oats in one side of a 15x10-inch baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Add coconut to other side of pan. Bake 3 to 5 minutes more or until oats and coconut are toasted, stirring once; cool.

To Store

Layer bites between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 55mg 1%
Folate, total 12.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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