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Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites

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Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites are nutrient-dense and delicious savory bites with a hint of natural sweetness. Perfect to refuel post-workout, as an after-school snack, or for an energy boost when you’re busy and on the go.

This post and recipe card updated August 19, 2019
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Everyone who knows me knows that I love to eat indulgent foods. And the early recipes on the blog prove that! I’ve been working to incorporate healthier options the last few years, and quite honestly those are some of my favorites.

I could eat Chicken Chickpea Salad every day. Chili Garlic Baby Bok Choy is a light, healthy and incredibly flavorful side dish. And Crunchy Baked Fish Sticks are light and a fun take on classic fish sticks.

I also love to snack and, now that I work from home, I can go to the fridge or pantry at any time. And of course, I tend towards the unhealthy. So I’m working on healthier options, beginning with Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
  • They’re so easy to make, and you get a delicious mix of savory and sweet in every bite
  • They’re easily customizable and freezer-friendly
  • Many of the ingredients are loaded with nutrients
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INGREDIENTS FOR FRUITY MONSTER NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites contain a number of nutrient-dense ingredients, beginning with oats and seeds.

Check your grocery store bulk dry foods section for these ingredients! That way you can just buy what you need, especially if you don’t use them very often.

Dried fruits and peanut butter add natural sweetness and creaminess, while still adding more health benefits.

But let’s be honest…it’s no fun when it’s ALL healthy! So I add some additional sweetness

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS FOR FRUITY MONSTER NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

Instead of honey, use Agave Syrup or Maple Syrup. I have not tried these options, so you may need to adjust the amounts.

Keep the bites gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.

If you don’t like cranberries or figs, use your favorite dried fruits. Just remember to roughly chop whatever fruit you do use.

Instead of raw coconut, you can lightly toast it before adding it to the mixture. And if you don’t like coconut, you can omit it.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another bowl.

process shots: dry ingredients in glass bowl on the left; wet ingredients in glass bowl on the right

Whisk wet ingredients together until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir well to combine

process shots: wet ingredients whisked together in glass bowl on left; dry ingredients combined in glass bowl in middle; all ingredients combined in glass bowl on right

Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop the mixture into your hands and form into balls. Place all of the bites onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

overhead shot of finished energy bites in a white bowl
FRUITY MONSTER NO BAKE ENERGY BITES ARE FOR EVERYONE AND EVERY OCCASION!

Store them in the fridge at eye level! That way when you’re craving a snack, it’s the first thing you see.

Your kids will love them as a fun and nutritious after-school snack.

They’re great as a post-workout snack to refuel your body.

Pack them into snack-sized bags and grab them before you head out the door…they’ll be a perfect snack to keep you satisfied.

STORING AND FREEZING FRUITY MONSTER NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

Store Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites in an airtight container in the fridge. Stored well, they’ll keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.

Stored in the freezer, they will last about 3 months.

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Line a baking sheet with Parchment Paper, and space the bites on the baking sheet.
  • Place in the freezer for 4-6 hours
  • Store Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites in a sealed Ziploc Bag in the freezer
  • Remove them from the freezer an hour before eating
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Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites

Yield: 24 bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites are nutrient-dense and delicious savory bites with a hint of natural sweetness. Perfect to refuel post-workout, as an after-school snack or an energy boost when you’re on the go.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tablespoon ground chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mission figlets, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup M&M Minis
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut flakes, flaxseed, chia seeds, cranberries, figlets, chocolate chips and mini M&M's
  2. In another bowl, add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix together until well combined and smooth
  3. Add peanut butter mixture to dry mixture, stirring well to fully incorporate.
  4. Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop into hands and form balls.
  5. Place all of the bites onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  6. Place energy bites into fridge for about 30 minutes to set. 

Notes

Check your grocery store bulk dry foods section for oats, flaxseed and chia seed! That way you can just buy what you need, especially if you don’t use them very often.

Store the bites in the fridge at eye level! That way when you’re craving a snack, it’s the first thing you see.

STORING AND FREEZING FRUITY MONSTER NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

Store Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites in an airtight container in the fridge. Stored well, they’ll keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.

Stored in the freezer, they will last about 3 months.

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Line a baking sheet with Parchment Paper, and space the bites on the baking sheet.
  • Place in the freezer for 4-6 hours
  • Store Fruity Monster No Bake Energy Bites in a sealed Ziploc Bag in the freezer
  • Remove them from the freezer an hour before eating

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Instead of honey, use Agave Syrup or Maple Syrup

Keep the bites gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.

If you don’t like cranberries or figs, use your favorite dried fruits.

You can certainly use crunchy peanut butter, and it will add another layer of texture.

If you don’t like coconut, then omit it. If you like coconut you could change it up and lightly toast the coconut before adding it to the mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients, etc

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