COCONUT & HONEY NO-BAKE ENERGY BITES

May 5, 2013

As if you weren’t aware, wedding season is upon us. And I’m geeked. Totally excited. When did it become cool to slam weddings and gripe about how lame/expensive/boring/cliche/anything bad they are?

Weddings are awesome. Marriage is beautiful. There’s free, tasty food and you get to be dress up, dance, and see some people you know.

Put one tally up on the board for pro-wedding-ers. I’m thrilled. Invite me to yours and even if I don’t know you I’ll be really smile-y and tear-y through the whole darn lovely thing. Yay for all things summer – including marital bliss.

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COCONUT & HONEY NO-BAKE ENERGY BITES
Makes 50 bites

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 and 1/2 cups coconut flakes
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup ground flaxseed
2/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla

Pulse oats in food processor for a several seconds, until flakes are broken. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl with hands.

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Chill in fridge for 30 minutes. Shape into 1 inch balls. Store in fridge for up to a week.

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coconut & honey no-bake energy bites
 
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Serves: 50 bites
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 and ½ cups coconut flakes
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
  1. Pulse oats in food processor for a several seconds, until flakes are broken.
  2. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl with hands.
  3. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls. Store in fridge for up to a week.

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

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Comments

  • Rhonda

    I made these and they are delicious!!!! I added 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. I will be makng these often I have a family that loves energy bites. Thanks for the terrific recipe!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Do they need to stay cold, would like to make as a dessert for an office party where it would need to sit out on a table from about 8 am till 3 pm.

    • Rachel Schultz

      They can stay out!

  • Patsy

    Anyone tell me the measurementsin UK grams?

    • Yvonne Lambert

      2 cups old-fashioned oats = 280g
      1 and ½ cups coconut flakes = 150g
      1 cup peanut butter = 225g
      1 cup ground flaxseed = 140g
      ⅔ cup honey = 150ml
      2 teaspoons vanilla

  • These are so amazing! I 1/2 flax and 1/2 chia’d. Haha. I was sharing them around the office like crazy. Thank you!

  • Sharon

    The recipe calls for ground flax seeds but the photos show whole flax seeds, which are hard to digest and therefore hard to gain nutrients from.

  • lozzy

    hi I am doing an alignment for my coking class and I need to know how long these take to make. thanks

    • lozzy

      sorry about my spelling I am still getting used to typing on my computer.

      it is meant to say

      Hi I am doing an assignment for my cooking class and I need to know how long these take to make. thanks

  • Anonymous

    Can I use steel cut oats

  • Joyce

    The recipe looks very yummy but the flax seed in the picture is not ground flax seed…that’s whole seed. Which one do we use?

  • Janet

    The coconut-honey energy bites are excellent. I love the sensation of chewing to satisfy & these little morsels do the trick for me. But, I must be mindful of the calories. However, one or two will keep you full in between your meals. Do not make the balls large.

  • These are awesome and very tasty. A galpal at work brought these and sent me the recipe. I’ve been reading some of the comments.
    To reduce sugar try Agave Nector and 100% natural Peanut Butter (keep it in the fridge, it will separate, just stir)
    This recipe can handle SO MANY variations, have fun people and experiment.
    Thanks Rachel… I will be back for more :)

  • […] first plan was to make these little honey and coconut bites. They are absolutely delicious, although a bit energy dense (code for small serving with higher […]

  • Sherri

    Can these be frozen?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes!

  • hi! I really want to make this but I’m allergic to nuts.
    what can I use instead of peanut butter? thanx!

    • Anonymous

      Zoe, you can use any nut butter that you are are not allergic to. I have not tried any others (no allergies here). I have a friend that used sunflower butter and she said it was great.

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  • Christine

    Way too sweet. Wish I factored the honey nutrition before adding everything in. Had to count carbs for my husband who suffered a stroke and found he can’t eat these because there is too much sugar now. Also used almond butter instead. Delicious taste, just reduce that sugar!

    I made 23 balls so these #s are for 23
    Fat 12.3 g
    Sat fat 4g
    Mono fat .547 g
    Poly fat 2.1g
    Carb 19.69 g
    Fiber 2.64 g
    Sugar 9.06g
    Protein 4.95 g
    Sodium 36.6 g

  • These were awesome. Easy to make, delicious and mostly healthy (I’m trying to lose weight so from a calorie perspective, not great but a fantastic treat nonetheless). My 3 year old was super excited to help me make these and then share them with daddy and her teacher. Thanks for the idea!

  • yani

    I just made these, but did not use the coconut or flax and they turned out delish, I found them very easy to roll as well. Just wonder if sesame seed would taste good or even adding fruit such as prunes or dried craisens.

  • Genna

    These are perfectly wonderful! I made these with Ground Blueberry Flax Seeds from Trader Joes and they are so yummy! I’ve been wanting to get in a better habit of eating breakfast, and these will be perfect for a quick out-the-door breaky! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Kristin

    On this recipe and another one of yours it says use Vanilla… Does that mean Vanilla extract?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yep!

  • Adrianne

    It says in the recipe to use ground even though the picture shows whole. Just wanted to point that out! I just made my first batch of these… They are currently in the fridge but the bite I stole was delish! These are going to be for me and my kids! I think they’ll enjoy too without knowing how healthy they are! Thanks :)

  • Shirlee

    Flaxseed will just go right thru you if you don’t grind it a bit…whole seeds do nothing for you!!

    • Anonymous

      I would think once you chew them it’ll be ground enough :)

  • callie

    is the flax necessary?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Nope

  • monica

    do you think I could make these without coconut?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Definitely!

  • Diane

    Hi Rachel,
    Just a quick note to say that I have enjoyed everything that I have made from your blog.
    That being said, is there an easy way to roll up these energy bites? I am using a lot of energy just trying to get them to stick. They are not very pretty to look at.
    I did use almond butter instead of the peanut butter and ground flax instead of whole.
    Any suggestions?

  • Nichole

    ooh These sound yummy! Just a reminder though ~ whole flax seeds just pass right through our systems without being digested. If ground flax seeds are used all of their wonderful nutritional content (esp. fiber and omega-3s) is put to good use by our bodies!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks! Great to know.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I thought, so did you make these with ground and did you use the same amount?

  • Daphne

    And can you use quick oats?

  • Daphne

    Sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Either is fine!

  • Jamie

    What are the nutritional facts

    • Anonymous

      Do you happen to know the nutritional facts? I count weight watchers points and would live to try to incorporate these.

  • Abigail

    Can you use shredded coconut instead of flakes?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yep!

  • Jennifer

    Hi Rachel – can you used ground flax?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes!

      • Jennifer

        Thank you :)

    • Anonymous

      Yes! I just used a cup of ground flax
      and they turned out great! I did not have
      honey so I use 2/3 cup of pure maple syrup.
      excellent!

  • Kate

    These sound delicious. Just wondering if you could subsitute hemp hearts for the flax seed?

    • Rachel Schultz

      I have not tried it.

  • Shawnee

    I don’t have any flax.. Wondering if I could use chia instead?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Absolutely!

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