This No-Bake Protein Energy Bites recipe has become one of our all-time favorite snacks in our family! They are easy to make energy bites that taste like a Chocolate Chip oatmeal cookie. Packed with protein and loaded with feel-good ingredients.
Easy and Healthy No-Bake Protein Energy Bites Recipe
Making this No-Bake Protein Energy Bites recipe is the easiest to make. I love desserts that don’t need baking and are energy boosters! They are not only easy to make but they are super fun to make and these are the type of desserts that I love getting my kids involved in helping me with!
If you would like to add raisins to these Healthy Energy balls in place of the chocolate chips that would be just fine. Just add some cinnamon as well to give you that cinnamon oatmeal and raisin cookie flavor.
Don’t like protein and you prefer not to use protein powder for this No-Bake Protein Energy Bites recipe? You could use some flaxseed instead. I love all the health benefits of Flaxseed and it’s important to occasionally include this in your diet somehow. A lot of what we eat today may already have flaxseed so you don’t have to worry too much if you have a well-balanced diet.
Can you eat raw oats in energy balls?
The rolled oats you use to make an energy bites recipes are ok to be eaten raw so to speak. They are not crunchy like it seems and it is completely ok. They sort of soften up when combined with the honey or maple syrup along with the water and peanut butter.
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No-Bake Protein Energy Bites
- 1 ½ Cups Rolled oats
- 2 Scoops Whey Protein Vanilla flavor works great
- ½ Cup Natural peanut butter
- ¼ Cup Honey
- 1/3 Cup Mini chocolate chips
- 2-3 Tbsp Tablespoons water
- Place the protein powder, oats, peanut butter, and honey in a large bowl.
- Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir until a stiff dough forms. If the mixture is too dry, add the additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Take tablespoons sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment.
- Roll the remaining dough into balls.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes, then serve. Store in the refrigerator
- 1 Protein Ball per serving
- Nutritional facts: Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
- Allow cooling in the fridge for 20-30 mins
I need help, my balls are dropping the chocolate chips out of them! It tastes good! But they won’t stay in the balls when I form them. The chipits look very shiny I am guessing from the adams peanut butter.
I am in Canada and these are the ingredients I used. Presidents choice organics quick oats (they look fine compared to normal whole oats). Adams peanut butter, BeeMaid raw honey, and regular chocolate chipits, and vital proteins collagen peptides I put three tablespoons of water in the mixture and it’s more wet than dry. So I thought I would add more adams peanut butter and it didn’t work.
Did I do something wrong?
Rena Awada says
You may have to add more peanut butter. I wonder whats causing that to happen
Do you use raw honey or regular honey? And do you use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips?
Rena Awada says
both honeys work just fine. Most of the times i use semi-sweet chocolate chips because my kids arent too fond of dark but you can definitely use dark chocolate chips
Thank you! I have one more question, can you freeze them in foodsaver bags and if yes how long will they last in a freezer?
Rena Awada says
Yes you can
Can I substitute allulose for the honey? Also, is it ok if the only protein powder I have is not whey? Should I use one of the recommended substitutes instead? I love your page, by the way! So many great ideas and everything I’ve tried has been a hit with the fam. Thanks for keeping us healthy 🙂
allulose is fine. Any sticky liquid to help with binding. And yes any protein powder works
How come there is more carbs in as protein in nutrition value?
These were good! I put the mix into an 8×8″ pan, pressed smooth with a little sprinkling of finely shredded coconut. Cut them into squares instead of he balls.
How creative! I love it
Are these kid friendly?
Yes. My kids love them and we make them all the time.
Hello! Can I use vegan protein?
Yes Vegan protein works just fine.
EASY, HEALTHY and DELICIOUS ! It will become part of our healthy snacks favorite recipes !!!
I used almond butter instead of peanut butter.
Do you think I could use maple syrup instead of honey ?
You can yes!
Are those macros per one ball?
Ray Marks says
This recipe tastes amazing! I used 1/4 cup of soy protein, almond butter instead of peanut butter, small vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, and I would say I have a new sweet treat to fix…weekly. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to try more recipes you have listed.
Amazing substitutes. Thanks for the feedback
Hey is it okay to use chocolate flavor protein powder and how long can we store them ?
Yes. Any protein will work. Store in a sealed container in fridge for up to 7 days
If I don’t like peanut butter what should I replace with?
You can use any nut butter.
Melany Carbonell says
What can I substitute the protein with?
Hi. You can add either oat flour, coconut flour, or almond flour
ELEANORA TURNER says
can you use unflavored whey
Yes you can
Just made these and wow! They are great.
I would like to know if they have to be refrigerated? I ask because all of the ingredients except the chips are room temp.
Hi. That’s awesome. They don’t need to be refrigerated. But they preserve better and last longer if you store in an airtight container and store in the fridge. But it’s not necessary.
How you store them and what’s the shelf life?
Hi. Store them in a sealed container in the fridge. shelf life is 5-7 days in the fridge. They don’t necessarily go bad after that but will not taste as fresh.
Jen Gale says
Can I use another nut butter other than peanut butter? I’m allergic
Yes. Any nut butter will work
Could you tell me the size of the “scoop” of whey protein that you are using in your recipes:
No-Bake Protein Energy Bar and
Protein Peanut Butter Cups?
They look yummy, can’t wait to try them!
Rena Awada says
I measured it once and it was pretty close to 1/4 cup
Can i replace honey with maple syrup?
Ok so i made this and my guess is… my paladar is not familiar with “peanut butter” hahaha, anyways, had a good instagram photo lol
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Hey can i add few sunflower seeds ?
Hi. You sure can
Hi i cannot eat peanut butter. Dyu have an alternative to peanut butter
Hi, You can try any other nut butter.
How much are 2 scoops of protein powder?
Hi there. I measured the scoop I was using and 2 scoops were almost 1 cup I would say measure 1/4 (3 times)