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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These energy bite type of recipes seem to be all the rage these days, and for good reason; they are delicious, pretty good for you and so easy to make!

I first came across energy bites on Lovely Does It a few weeks ago and now I’m seeing them everywhere (like when you think there are no cars out there like yours and right after you buy one you see them everywhere you go). My recipe is a combination of a few different ones, and I’ve added a few of my own ingredients in as well but it’s most similar to this one (unfortunately I can’t find the original source, if anyone happens to find it please let me know).

I love that these energy bites are so easy to grab out of the fridge before or after a workout or for a mid-morning snack. I have a feeling I’ll be making these a lot in the future.

The “recipe” is really a guideline, feel free to add or subtract things to your liking. Other great additives would be peanuts, almonds, dried fruits (raisin, cranberries, etc), shredded coconut, and so much more. Once fall comes around and I am teaching again I also plan on making a nut free version since the school I sub teach in most often is nut free.

Peanut Butter Energy Bites


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut chips
  • 1/3 cup flax seed
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Blend coconut chips in food processor or blender (optional but I personally don't like them in huge chunks).

  2. Mix the oats, coconut chips, flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds in a bowl.

  3. Add peanut butter, honey, vanilla and mix well.

  4. Let them sit in the fridge for half an hour.

  5. Using an ice cream scoop or your hands make them into small balls.

  6. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

Have you made a similar recipe before?
What is your favorite ingredient to add in?


  1. Ursula July 4, 2014

    These look so good! I have made something similar and I love having energy bites on my bike rides. They’re tasty and quick and easy to eat, plus I know what’s in them instead of those gels with weird ingredients. can’t wait to make these this weekend

  2. In Due Time July 4, 2014

    ahh most of this stuff I’m not allowed to eat, but it sure sounds yummy!!

  3. Amy Hodgdon July 4, 2014

    Ahh….your pictures are an inspiration to me! Loving your photography Chantel!
    These are an awesome snack for SURE!
    Thanks for the link over to my space!

  4. Ashley Parrish July 4, 2014

    YUM! Love these things! The perfect sweet snack for sure!

  5. natalie_grimm July 6, 2014

    mmm! I’ve been wanting to make some of these for months now. Not a fan of the coconut, but you think I could just up the portion of seeds to solve that?

  6. Chelsea July 7, 2014

    I’ve been wanting to try these! This recipe looks delicious! I’m headed to the grocery later, adding this stuff to my list!

  7. Larissa Cook July 7, 2014

    Yum! These sound so good. I’m not even a huge fan of peanut butter but I think the rest of the ingredients would make me love these. My husband loves peanut butter everything so I’m thinking these might make it into his lunch this week.

    I have a recipe for a similar one but using bananas instead. It’s mashed bananas + oats + whatever else you want (I used chocolate chips and cranberries and nuts and coconut), mix together and bake for 15 min at 350. They’re so good.

  8. Kelly July 7, 2014

    These look and sound amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  9. Jenna Guizar July 7, 2014

    Um, yes please!! These look amazing! And so easy.. that’s my favorite part 😉 ~Jenna

  10. Kim Fernando July 8, 2014

    Making these!!! I was just looking for something new for breakfast that would be high in protein and low in sugar but make me want to bite into it. Love this, and it’s so much more affordable than buying the bars at the store. Thanks for sharing!

    • Oh for sure, they are really quite cheap to make (especially if you start comparing to the store prices for something similar), and they really do give me a boost, they are perfect for having after a workout.

  11. Michelle LaFayette July 15, 2014

    I make this one all the time. Love them!!
    Michelle LaFayette

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