These Energy Bites are a lifesaver!  Every single bite is packed with loads of protein and delicious flavor!  This is the perfect after school treat!  If you are looking for more quick snacks, make sure to check out my Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter too!

Bowl of Energy Bites

What are Energy Bites?

Energy bites are little bite-sized snacks that taste great but have a little something extra.  These little treats are packed with so much protein, it will fill you up without that dragging full feeling.  Best yet, they are easy to make and store naturally in your freezer for an easy grab and go snack!

Ingredients in Energy Bites

Energy Bite Ingredients

Oatmeal – oats are among the healthiest grains on the planet.  They are whole grain and a great source of loads of vitamins and minerals.  They also contain fiber and more protein than most other grains on the market.

Peanut Butter (creamy) – Peanut butter has a high-fat content, BUT, it’s a healthy fat.  It is packed with protein so it will keep you full longer.

Chia Seeds – These tiny little seeds are jam-packed with nutrients and antioxidants, and still remain very low on the calorie count.

Flax Seed – this superfood is also filled with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a great source of vitamins and minerals.

How to Make Energy Bites

A simple recipe, with wholesome ingredients, that is easy to prepare, does it really get any better than that?  I think no.  To prepare these tasty little energy bites, get yourself a large bowl and add oats, peanut butter, protein powder, honey, flaxseed meal, chocolate chips, vanilla, and chia seeds.  Stir until everything is well combined.  The mixture should be thick so you will have to use a little elbow grease to make sure it all comes together.

Using a 1-inch ice cream scoop and scoop out the mixture and round it into a ball.  Place it on a baking sheet covered with parchment.  Repeat with the remaining mixture.  Put the baking sheet into the freezer.  The energy bites will be ready to eat within 1 hour.  Store them in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months.  But I am guessing they won’t last you that long.

3.67 from 3 votes

Energy Bites

Prep Time 15 mins
These Energy Bites are a lifesaver!  Every single bite is packed with loads of protein and delicious flavor!  This is the perfect after school treat! 


  • cups  quick oats
  • ¾ cup  creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • tablespoons honey
  • ¼  cup  flaxseed meal, ground
  • ½  cup  semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine oats, peanut butter, protein powder, honey, flaxseed, chocolate chips, vanilla, and chia seeds. Stir until well combined.
  • Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture and round it into a ball. Place the energy bites onto a parchment-lined baking pan and repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  • Place the pan in the freezer until the energy bites are hardened (about 1 hour).
  • Store in a ziplock bag.


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Reader Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I turned these in to energy “cookies” by adding one egg and 1/3 cup applesauce, baking for 20 minutes at 350F. My kids love that they get “cookies” for snack!

    1. Maybe add more honey? That is what holds them together so a logical next step, if you are experiencing crumbly texture, is to add more of the binder.

  2. Is it okay to substitute the honey with Maple Syrup as my daughter is fructose intolerant and cant have honey.

    1. Yes, you could try that! They would just have a little bit of a maple flavor which I think would be great!

  3. My daughter’s school is nut-free… any suggestions for peanut butter substitute so I can send these to school with her? No cashew/almond butter, either. Its a strict no nuts policy.

  4. I’ve swapped honey for pure maple syrup when making ones similar, I need to try out this receipe. Nom nom nom.. and my kids go nuts for the peanut butter!

  5. Interested in making the energy bites but I am looking for the nutritional value per bite (carbs per bite, fat content..).

    1. The recipe makes 24 bites (See top of article). The serving size is 1 bite, because the Nutrition label shoes 24 services. So one bite is one serving so all the nutrition values are per bite. Atleast that’s how I read it.

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