Recipes and Cooking 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. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 11, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 40 Yield: 40 bites Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¼ cup regular rolled oats, toasted* ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted* ½ cup flaxseed meal ⅓ cup roasted, unsalted sunflower kernels ¼ cup chopped golden raisins or dried cherries or cranberries 1 tablespoon chia seeds ⅔ cup sunflower butter or almond butter ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions 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. *Tip 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 67 Calories 4g Fat 6g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.