The BEST No-Bake Protein Energy Bites

By Rena Awada | Updated On September 13, 2019

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.

 Protein Energy Bites

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.

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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.

No-Bake Protein Energy Bites

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.

easy no bake energy balls

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No-Bake Protein Energy Bites

No-Bake Protein Energy Bites

Easy energy bites that taste like a loaded oatmeal cookie.
4.49 from 60 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 14 Servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Rena


  • 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


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Alecia says

    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?

      • Poppy says

        5 stars
        Sounds like too dry and not tacky enough for sure! I just made them and used Banana protein, Dark cocoa powder and 5 nut butter from Costco and very nice!

  2. Susana says

    5 stars
    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 🙂

  3. Susan says

    5 stars
    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.

  4. Louise-Andrée says

    5 stars
    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 ?

  5. Ray Marks says

    5 stars
    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.

  6. Ingrid says

    5 stars
    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.

    • Rena says

      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.

  7. Pietro says

    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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