20 Energy Bites Recipes for On-The-Go Energy
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20 Energy Bites Recipes for On-The-Go Energy
by Jenna M. • Aug 16, 2016

Before turning to energy supplements, consider looking at eating foods that can boost your energy levels. It’s time to kick your energy levels up a notch with delicious energy bites recipes!

Also known as energy balls, many of these recipes feature dates to help bind the bites, while others use sweeteners like honey, agave or maple syrup.

Most of these energy ball recipes are gluten free, vegan and/or paleo, and they are all perfect for vegetarian snacking.

Whether you’re into chocolate, nut butters, fruit or coconut, the variety of bites below are sure to please people of all food preferences.


1 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites – Chef Savvy

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This recipe is energy made simple! These bites deliver a boost of flavor and help you start your day out right. Prepare them in advance or just pop them in the fridge for 15-30 minutes while you get ready for the day.

2 5-Minute Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites – Ambitious Kitchen

5-Minute Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Just as simple as the first recipe, these energy bites are guaranteed to take only five minutes, and you don’t have to refrigerate them before enjoying! Chia and flax seeds give this recipe even more to gush over.

3 Almond Butter Oat Balls  – Two Peas and Their Pod

Almond Butter Oat Balls

If you like the idea of the first two recipes but can’t eat peanut butter, this recipe is for you! Almond butter makes a great replacement and is a staple in energy bites recipes.

4 Easy Snack: No-Bake Energy Bites – MOMables

Easy Snack: No-Bake Energy Bites

Similar to the first few recipes, these easy snack bites have added raisins and are the perfect treat for your kids. They are a cost-effective way to provide your kids with a nutritious treat that they’ll enjoy just as much as commercial snack bars.

5 Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites – Pinch of Yum

Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites

Most energy bites recipes are sweet, but these pretzel bites are a favorite among both sweet and salty fans. This recipe adds organic blue agave for a treat you’ll have trouble resisting. Don’t resist—enjoy!

6 No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls – The Healthy Maven

No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls

Love Almond Joy candy bars? If so, you’ll love these energy balls! They combine the goodness of chocolate, almond and coconut along with other essential ingredients. Energize and be joyful.

7 Chocolate + Tahini Quinoa Energy Bites – Simply Quinoa

Chocolate + Tahini Quinoa Energy Bites

Tahini (ground sesame seeds) and quinoa aren’t typical energy bite ingredients, which is what makes this recipe so unique. Not only that, but these bites are also bursting with flavor! I mean, there’s chocolate. Need I say more?

8 No-Bake Energy Bites with Ginger and Turmeric – epicurious

No-Bake Energy Bites with Ginger and Turmeric

Superfoods? Check. Caffeine? Check. Chocolate? Always. These ginger and turmeric bites are full of sweetness and spice, and the dark chocolate-covered espresso bean coating (optional) is sure to be a hit with coffee lovers.

9 Spirulina Energy Globes – NutritionStripped

Spirulina Energy Globes

NutritionStripped recommends her Spirulina Energy Globes as a great way to introduce the blue-green algae into your diet. Spirulina is packed with essential vitamins and minerals as well as other nutrients. This recipe gives you all of that as well as a tasty treat and a burst of energy.

10 Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites Recipe – Show Me the Yummy

Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites Recipe

Bring on the fruit! These bites feature dried blueberries, and they taste just like blueberry muffins with cinnamon for extra flavor. Show Me the Yummy recommends using vanilla protein powder in this recipe. Skip the muffin calories and give these bites a try.

11 Pumpkin Energy Bites – Jennifer Meyering

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Pumpkin season is quickly approaching, so I had to include something with pumpkin in this post. These bites are dipped in coconut flakes for a sweet snack that pumpkin fans will love. Pumpkin season or not, these energy bites can be enjoyed year-round.

12 Lemon Coconut Chia Energy Balls – The Healthy Maven

Lemon Coconut Chia Energy Balls

If you love lemon as much as I do, these are the energy balls for you. This recipe features both lemon zest and juice as well as chia seeds and other essentials. When life hands you lemons, make lemon energy balls.

13 Raw Key Lime Pistachio Bites – The Healthy Maven

 Raw Key Lime Pistachio Bites

Okay, so maybe I’m a little obsessed with The Healthy Maven’s energy ball/bite recipes, but you can’t mention lemon without lime, and she has the perfect recipe for both. This recipe is just three ingredients and sure to please anyone who loves key lime pie.

14 Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites – A Sweet Pea Chef

Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

Chocolate-covered cherries are divine, but they aren’t very good for you when you start eating them by the handful. These energy bites are the perfect solution for both chocolate and cherry fans. They’ll give you energy while rewarding your sweet tooth.

15 Chocolate Orange Energy Bites – My Fussy Eater

Chocolate Orange Energy Bites

Oranges are a favorite fruit among kids, but orange chocolate bars aren’t exactly healthy. Chocolate Orange Energy Bites give people of all ages the delicious flavors of chocolate and orange without the added calories.

16 Banana Chocolate Energy Bites – My Whole Food Life

Banana Chocolate Energy Bites

Made with just four ingredients, these Banana Chocolate Energy Bites are perfect for people who want to energize while enjoying a delicious treat. Stock up and freeze them so you have bite-sized energy for your on-the-go needs.

17 Cashew Apricot White Chocolate Energy Balls – Kitchen Sanctuary

Cashew Apricot White Chocolate Energy Balls

Here’s one for fruit fans who prefer white chocolate! Apricot energy balls are bursting with flavor thanks to apricots, nuts, chia, white chocolate and other ingredients. Enjoy a couple before a workout or just because you want something delicious.


18 Carrot No Bake Energy Bites – Vegan Heaven

Carrot No Bake Energy Bites

These colorful bites have both orange and purple carrots with a touch of cinnamon and coconut flakes on top. Give your body the nutrients it deserves while enjoying the flavors of carrot cake.


19 Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites – Recipe Runner

Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites

I hope you like cookies, because that’s exactly what these energy bites taste like. Bonus: They aren’t full of unhealthy ingredients. Instead, you’ll enjoy nuts, cranberries, vanilla and dates. If you prefer vanilla over chocolate, these are the bites for you.


20 Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites – Recipe Runner

Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites

Fans of cinnamon apple pastries and dessert will obsess over these tasty bites. This recipe features oats, allspice, maple syrup and dates to bring together a flavorful, energy-boosting snack your sweet tooth will love.

What’s your favorite energy bites recipe?

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