Super healthy and yet so delicious- these no-bake chocolate chip energy bites might become your next favorite snack!
Energy balls or energy bites have become super popular in recent years, and that’s simply because they take so minimal effort to make, and how healthy they are.
These no-bake chocolate chip energy bites are an excellent example, as they take minutes to put together and taste absolutely divine. Plus, you can batch make them and refrigerate them if you want them to last longer.
Ready to give them a shot? Here’s all you need to know about them before you do.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients for the recipe.
- ¾ cup oat flour
- 3 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 ½ tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 ½ tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon chocolate chips
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How to Make the No-Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make the chocolate chip energy bites.
Pour all the ingredients into a bigger bowl, you won’t need a really big one since you have small amounts of the ingredients.
Mix all the ingredients with a spoon until you get a dough.
Start creating balls from the dough with your hands and repeat the same procedure until you use all of the dough.
Place the balls in a dish covered with baking paper and put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set.
Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t have oat flour? You could use quick oats or rolled oats too! Remember to process it first and get it to a nice, powdery texture before you begin though.
If you don’t want to use oat flour, you could make do with coconut flour or almond flour too.
Maple syrup, honey, and agave syrup are some excellent natural sweeteners you can opt for. Using powdered sugar might make your chocolate chip energy bites sweet, but it won’t bring in that stickiness that helps the ingredients bind to each other.
There’s a lot you can do with these classic no-bake chocolate chip energy bites. You can add in the ingredients of your choice to add more flavor to them. Here are a few good ideas you can get started on.
Unsweetened coconut flakes taste great when paired with anything that has a chocolate flavor, so you can use them for this recipe. You can use the flakes directly, or ground them up first and then add them into the mixture- it all depends on your personal choice.
You can also add other nuts into the energy bites to bump up their nutritional value. Peanuts are obviously great since they complement the flavor of the other ingredients in these energy bites- you could also use lightly salted peanuts if you want to.
Almond flakes, crushed walnuts, chopped pistachios, and chopped pecans are some other healthy nuts you could add to the energy bites mixture.
If you’re allergic to nuts or are just on the hunt for an alternative, you could throw in some seeds. Flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are some classic options you can never go wrong with.
Not too sure about using nuts or seeds? Dried fruits like cranberries, blueberries, and apricots could be great since they add a bit of tart flavor to the energy bites as well. You could also chop up some dried figs and add them to the mixture.
None of these work for you? Throw in some M&Ms or peanut butter chips or caramel nibs, candied ginger, or even some mini marshmallows if you want.
What’s best about this recipe is the fact that you can make these energy bites and store them for later too. They can stay fresh at room temperature for up to 3 days.
If you’re planning to store the energy bites in your refrigerator, make sure you pop them into the freezer until they are frozen solid. Then, you can transfer the individual bites into an airtight container, with a layer of parchment paper to separate each stack and then refrigerate them for up to 3 weeks.
Tips & Tricks to Get the Recipe Right
Think you’ve got the recipe all covered? Wait up! You might want to keep these little tips and tricks in mind to take the recipe up a notch.
- If the dough for your chocolate chip energy bites seems too soft, you can throw in some other dry ingredients of your choice to get it to the right consistency.
- You can also pop the mixture into the refrigerator for a couple of hours for it to set together, and then roll it out into the bites. That way, the mixture gets some time to solidify and it becomes easier to shape.
- It also makes sense to put on plastic gloves while handling the mixture. This will help prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
- A pinch of sea salt or some cinnamon powder (or even some pumpkin spice powder) can really make a difference, and take the flavors of these energy bites up a notch.
- To get the right sized energy bites every single time, use a cookie scoop.
- If your energy bites mixture seems to be breaking apart when you try to shape it, you can add a little peanut butter or almond butter and pop it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes before you start to shape it again.
- If you don’t want to go through the process of scooping out the mixture and shaping it, you can just transfer the mixture into a parchment paper lined baking dish, spread it out evenly and pop it in the refrigerator to set before you cut it out into bars.
Loved making these no-bake chocolate chip energy bites? On the hunt for some more such fun recipes to try out? Here are a few you can get started on.
- No-Bake Vegan Coconut Lemon Truffles
- Easy Black Forest Icebox Cake Recipe
- Superfood Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
- ¾ cup (94g) oat flour
- 3 tablespoon (45g) peanut butter
- 1 ½ tablespoon (22ml) maple syrup
- 1 ½ tablespoon (22ml) melted coconut oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon (22g) chocolate chips
- Pour all the ingredients into a bigger bowl, you won’t need a really big one since you have small amounts of the ingredients.
- Mix all the ingredients with a spoon until you get a dough.
- Start creating balls from the dough with your hands and repeat the same procedure until you use all of the dough.
- Place the balls in a dish covered with baking paper and put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g