Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites

Lately my life has been pretty busy, between school, work, and everything else. Considering all the places I have to be in a given day, I find myself eating on the go throughout the day. However, I won’t take my busy lifestyle as an excuse to eat convenience foods. Instead, I adapted a delicious recipe from Gimme Some Oven to fit my personal taste. These Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites have a balance or fat, protein, and carbohydrates and contain no refined sugar! Don’t worry if you’re not a culinary expert, as assembling these energy bites is extremely easy!

One of the critical components of this recipes is “natural” peanut butter. However, the word natural does not have a legal definition from any regulatory agency in the U.S. Even though they don’t contain hydrogenated oils, many so-called natural peanut butters are ridden with added sugar, salt, and palm-oil. That’s why I choose Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter–it only contains peanuts, just as it should.

vegan no-bake energy bites

To make Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites, start by mixing all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl with a spatula or spoon. When everything is well combined, let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to make the assembly easier.

vegan no-bake energy bites

Once the mixture is chilled, take a small handful and begin shaping it into a ball. (Don’t be afraid to get a little sticky!)

vegan no-bake energy bites

Keep rolling until the dough is gone–there will probably be about 20-25 balls. Store the bites in the refrigerator or freezer. I prefer having them frozen, but they will be just fine in the fridge if you want them softer. Enjoy!

vegan no-bake energy bites

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Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites

Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites are easy, healthy, on-the- go snacks to give you a boost of plant-based protein throughout the day!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clean eating, energy bite, no bake, oatmeal, peanut butter, plant based, vegan, vegetarian
Author: Rachel Alexandra

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbs Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried fruit

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  • Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to make them easier to roll.
  • Remove from fridge and roll the dough into balls, about one inch in diameter. If you are having a hard time getting them to stick, add some extra peanut butter.
  • Store the bites in the refrigerator or in the freezer for longer term storage. (Personally, I prefer eating them frozen.) Enjoy!

Notes

Any nut or seed butter can be used in place of peanut butter.
If you’re not vegan, raw, local honey works in place of maple syrup.
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12 thoughts on “Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites”

  1. Sheree says:

    Look yummy

  2. theresaly520 says:

    Looks nice and easy to make! Tasty!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! 😊

  3. djhbolton says:

    Can’t wait to try these!

    1. I’d love to here what you think! Enjoy!

  4. What a lovely recipe and nice photos.

    1. Thank you!! 😊

  5. Hi Rachel, I am new to your blog (thanks for following me!) and I just love it! I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

    1. Hi! Thanks for checking out Roots and Rosemary! I hope you enjoy the recipes and I look forward to reading more of your blog! 😊

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