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Easy No Bake Energy Bites

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Want easy no-bake energy bites? Then this is the recipe for you! Full of healthy grains like quinoa and oats, nut butter, vanilla, and gluten-free, non-dairy chocolate chips, this no-bake snack is full of protein and delicious.

No Bake Energy Bites are easy to make and delicious. A great gluten free alternative snack, filled with peanut butter, quinoa, agave and dairy, nut & soy free chocolate chips

No-Bake protein balls

I searched for an easy recipe to make for a quick, on-the-go snack and this is what I came up with.

You can whip these little energy bite spheres of goodness up in no time and have them on hand for the week. They are rich in protein, are dairy and soy-free, and I dare you to stop at just one.

I couldn't do it.

Gluten free energy balls

I've been trying to add a few more recipes that are gluten and dairy-free as it seems dietary requirements are leaning closer to that spectrum each day. I am always asked if there is a gluten-free option for many of my cake or brownie recipes, so, I try to include something once a month to test out in the kitchen.

Yesterday I needed something easy, no-bake, and gluten-free and came up with these no-bake energy bites. If you have a small cookie scoop, use this to form the bite-sized balls, otherwise, I think they would be too big.

No bake energy bites are the perfect snack to have on hand for busy days. Make with favorite nut butter, quinoa & chips and enjoy!

No bake enery bites ingredients

Substitute alternatives for energy balls

These no-bake treats have peanut butter in them, but you can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, or whatever you like.

I also used agave syrup as the sweetener, but you could use honey or maple syrup if you prefer.

The beauty is, you can custom make it to your dietary needs and it will still be delicious!

Related recipes: Homemade Granola, Simple Coconut Macaroons, 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, Keto Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake, No-Bake Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Easy oatmeal energy bite instructions

Add everything to a mixing bowl and stir well. Place the bowl in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the mixture can firm up a bit. This makes it easier to scoop and roll.

After 20 minutes, use your cookie scoop to portion out each bite, roll in hands to smooth out and you have made yourself a no-bake energy bite! Yum! Now, take a bite! Aren't they good?!

To store energy balls, place them in an air-tight container with a lid, and keep them in the fridge. These no-bake snacks will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

NO Bake Energy Balls

Other options for no-bake energy bites

The one thing I love about making this recipe is its versatility. You really can make these to your liking. Try adding:

  • Dried fruits, such as dates
  • Seeds  (pumpkin, sunflower, or chia)
  • Flaked coconut! The options are endless.

You have some great choice with jars of nut butter too. When searching your local market, you may find more and more flavored peanut butter or almond butter. Some come with vanilla, maple or even chocolate! There are also powdered versions like PBFit !

If you make this recipe, let me know! You can share on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #eatpicks


Yield: 12

Easy No Bake Energy Bites

Easy No Bake Energy Bites are full of good things, such as peanut butter, oats, quinoa and chocolate chips. Perfect for a snack on the go!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats (not Irish oats, just plain old-fashioned oats)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Add everything in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Place in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the mixture can firm up a bit. This makes it easier to scoop and roll.
  3. After 20 minutes, use your cookie scoop to portion out each bite; roll in hands to smooth out and you have made yourself a no bake energy bite!
  4. You can place them in a container with a lid and place back in the fridge for snack time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g

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Friday 11th of January 2019

I don't see the nutritional ingredient you have this information?

Kelly Pugliano

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for letting me know! I have added the nutritional info label! Enjoy!


Saturday 5th of January 2019

Any idea what the nutritional analysis is. Calories, fat,protein, carbs?

Kelly Pugliano

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Hi Daniela,

Thank you for letting me know- I have added the nutritional label info under the recipe. I hope that helps!


Saturday 5th of January 2019

Saw this recipe (No Bake Energy Bites) made on channel 13 this morning.They look delicious. I plan to try them.I have made my own bites but never thought about adding vanilla or maple syrup or other sweetener. Do you have the nutritional breakdown on these bites? Thanks. Will check out more recipes on your website. Thanks.

Kelly Pugliano

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Hi Marie!

Thanks so much for watching!! Yes, these little nuggets are so versatile and I think that's why we love them so much. I have added the nutritional label info and hope that helps. If you make them, let me know! Enjoy!