No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

These easy No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites are made with almond butter and packed with nutrients and rich dark chocolate. They make the pefect energizing breakfast or snack!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Bites

So I’ve decided that from now on I’m going to be fearless!

So many times I just get in my own head and instead of being that outgoing fun person I normally am I close up and wonder … “will they like me?”

“What if they don’t like?”

Seriously of course they will like me.

Sometimes I think of that one famous Stuart Smalley quote. The one where he is sitting down in a chair looking at himself in the mirror and says “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it people like me!”

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I know normally people make fun of that quote but have you ever really thought about the words. The quote is so simple but sometimes I really do think we need to repeat that to ourselves!  So we start believing it and stop beating ourselves up.

So this weekend as I’m in Kansas City, I’m gonna be fearless. I’m gonna walk up to bloggers I adore, hang out with some amazing friends, and talk to some brands that I want to work with. And thats that! 🙂

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Ok, now that I’ve prepped you to believe in yourself and prepped myself, how about I leave you with an amazing energy packed recipe!

Sound good!? I thought so.

Food always makes me happy, especially this kind.. because it has CHOCOLATE! Woot woot… and major happy dance!

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Ever since I made those No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites  a couple months ago I have been hooked! They are packed with tons of fiber from ground flax seed, oatmeal, and chia seeds. So one of these bad boys will probably fill you up, at least it does me.

Lately, I have been experimenting with different flavors of Energy Bites and I finally nailed one I liked!

I’m sure the main reason I like this one is because of the chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate?

Crazy people thats who!

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Tips for Making These Energy Bites

The almond butter in these bites acts as a binder to hold everything together.

Although I will warn you, it gets a little sticky. I found what helped me as I was making these bites is to have a bowl of water near by. When the oatmeal and such starting sticking to my hands I would wash them off, make sure my hands were wet {instead of drying them off}, and start rolling balls again. For whatever reason the wetness helped things not stick to my hand.

I made these last week and they were gone in 3 days {ya’ll there were 17 balls so we devoured these bites in no time}! I had to make another batch of these No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites before I left so that my boys were taken care of while I was gone!

I’m sure they will disappear in no time and of course I won’t get any. But good thing about this recipe is it takes like 5 minutes to put together and I have all the ingredients already.

I see a third batch of these coming soon to the JHE Casa!

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No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • yield Yield: 17 energy bites 1x
  • category Category: Breakfast
  • method Method: No Bake
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These easy No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites are made with almond butter and packed with nutrients and rich dark chocolate. They make the pefect energizing breakfast or snack!



  • 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of raw honey
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips


  1. Mix all ingredient together in a large bowl.
  2. Form energy bite mixture into 1″ balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Serve!


  • Serving Size: 1-2 energy balls
  • Calories: 171
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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55 Responses
  1. Lara

    Hi, while looking at the recipe for Dark Chocolate Coconut energy bites, I saw a title for Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bites though I can’t see a recipe for them. Do you have one? Either way, I’m going to make the coconut bites!
    Thanks for all your recipes!

    1. Krista

      Hi Lara, this is the Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites recipe. I sometimes have to shorten the main title to fit – so it doesn’t have the full description.

  2. Jen

    I know this recipe is several years old and I’ve been making them for friends and family for a long time! I keep them in the freezer and pull out a few at a time for a quick breakfast or snack. They taste like cookie dough! Don’t let coconut scare you off – I don’t like coconut normally and I can’t tell it’s in these.

  3. Anne

    Not vegan or vegetarian or anything but I try to eat well. Always wanted to try some kind of energy balls and I’m glad I picked these. So good!!! My boyfriend doesn’t like anything healthy but loved these. Great alternative to cookies!

  4. Anya

    These were really great! I actually never tried chia or flax seeds prior to this recipe. I know I’m a little late… ok a lot late! Lol but it was so good. I did have to improvise a little because I doubled the recipe and didn’t have enough honey so I used a tiny bit of pancake syrup to make it just a little bit more moist and I threw some semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in there to lure my kids in lol my daughter who hates coconut flakes doesn’t mind it in here. In fact she said it’s really good!!! And I’m happy I can get som omega 3 from these energy balls. My son won’t even try it lol but I’m a “glass half full” kinda gal. So in my eyes it worked 50% lol
    Thanks so much for this recipe!!! I’m going to adventure through your recipe blogs more and I’m sure I will find more deliciousness to add to our home.
    Take care,

    1. Krista

      A 50% success rate is a big win at my house! I hope you enjoy perusing around the site and find more recipes to try out!

  5. Ashley

    These look delicious! I have everything on hand to make them too except the chia seeds. Can I omit them or is there something I can substitute them with?

      1. Nanny Sarah

        This is the best recipe, and my 2 year old granddaughter (and her vegan dad) love them so much! She likes to pour and mix the ingredients with me (tasting as we go 😁.) We are happy to let her eat these since the ingredients are both healthy and vegan. I add about 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or almonds for even more protein, plus a little extra honey or nut butter to make it stick better. The wet hands trick really helps. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

        1. Krista

          Your comment fills my heart with so much joy! I am so glad you can share time in the kitchen with your granddaughter; I have so many memories in the kitchen growing up!

  6. Gail

    These are great! Sweeter than I expected 🙂 I made these for a “dessert potluck” so that I would have a healthier option :). The tip about clean hands, that are still a bit damp, definitely helped with rolling. I rinsed my hands several times. I will choose a creamier almond butter next time… Justin’s is too dry in general.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Yeah justin’s is a little dry but definitely a good option. Glad you enjoyed the energy bites and the tip. woohoo! 🙂

  7. Roshani Khanna

    Wow, really, I can’t get over that delicious taste! So simple and yet – sooo great. Thank you for this recipe – it’s a real keeper

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Awesome! So glad to hear that you enjoyed these bites Roshani! They are one of our favorites too! Sometimes I even swap the almond butter out for peanut butter! YUMMY!

  8. Danielle Roland

    I love your website!! I am a personal trainer and will be sharing with my clients. I posted the energy bites to my business page on Facebook-FemaleFirst, Inc.
    Excited to try more recipes!! Thanks a bunch!!

  9. natalie

    Hi! I had to drop you a note and tell you how much I LOVE these no-bake energy balls! I’ve shared the recipe with practically everyone I know, and now we pretty much just call them Balls of Awesomeness.

    I did have an idea about the calorie count, though. I came up with a number more like 235 calories for a ball with an average weight of 42 grams. This is based on the total calories of all the ingredients divided my number of balls, then each was weighed and averaged. This is a bit more than the 1-2 ball serving suggested at 170 calories each. I know everyone will make balls of different sizes, and therefore weight, but the total count for the whole recipe I came up with is 3065. This could be divided by the number of balls you roll, a little math later and you’d have an your own individual count. You know, if you’re really really into that sort of thing 🙂

    It totally doesn’t matter– they’re super healthy and delicious- but it does go a bit into to calorie creep territory if you’re being careful to log everything you eat, which I’m a huge fan of doing after losing a ton of weight 🙂 Thanks so much again for sharing your recipe– LOVE THEM.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      haha… love that you call them balls of awesomeness Natalie! Too funny!

      It’s interesting that you come up with 3065 calories for the whole recipe, my total was 2915 and I was able to add in factors like specific brands, no salt added, etc.. What program do you use? I use Now I’m intrigued. 🙂

      I totally agree with you though, everyone will make balls of varying weights so once you have the total calorie count for the recipe just divide by the number of balls and there’s your calorie per ball! 🙂 Thanks so much Natalie I am pumped that you enjoy them and so appreciate your feedback!

  10. Julie nordendale

    I had a hard time forming balls. They were very crumbly. My almond butter wasn’t super liquidy so that could be a factor. I added a touch of cashew butter that was a bit more liquified. Then I put the dough in the fridge for a bit before attempting to roll them again. I put them in the freezer now that I finally got them rolled. I hope they stay together now that I have to set them out at a party and it is 90 degrees outside. I’m just going to take them directly from the freezer to the party. Any suggestions for rolling them? The flavor is delicious by the way. I loved licking it off my fingers when I was finished.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Yeah if the almond butter isn’t smooth that will do the trick, next time just melt it a little bit and it will be easier to form the balls. But good thinking on adding the cashew butter that was a little smoother. 🙂

      As far as rolling them out, I wouldn’t recommend putting them in the freezer before rolling. It tends to harden. I would roll them right after you mix them and keep your hands wet. I usually keep a bowl of water right next to me as I’m rolling so that as soon as the mixture starts to stick to my hands I get them wet with water and it does the trick. 🙂 So glad you liked the flavor girl! Hope you have a great week!

  11. Kirsten

    These are great and keep me going, but is there like a serving size and calorie count? I’m trying to log everything I eat to keep track.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Hey Kirsten, serving size is 1-2 and the calorie count is 171 per energy ball. I just uploaded the rest of the nutrition information as well just in case you need that too. 🙂

  12. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Krista, I LOVED spending the past few days with you! You are such a gem to be around and wished we lived closer so we could enjoy these energy balls (and a few glasses of wine!) together!! I can’t wait until our next meeting 🙂

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Oh girl! I did too, you were so fun and loved getting to know you better! Such a sweetheart! Totally wished we lived closer too, we would have awesome food every day!

  13. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Who doesn’t love chocolate??? These energy balls look awesome. The ingredients sound amazing together and 5 minutes is all it takes?? Sign me up! I make protein energy bites so will try adapting this to add some protein! Thanks for sharing and go be fearless!!

  14. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Be fearless girl and have a great time in Kansas City! The energy bites look like just the snack I crave after my runs, perfect size too!

  15. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    Have fun at the conference, Krista! I wish I was there rooming with you!! 😉 These look wonderful, sharing all over the place!

  16. Catalina @ Shades of Pink

    I love healthy and delicious energy bites, they are perfect as a snack and as a dessert too!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      Thanks Jessica! Yah, energy bites are totally the perfect tasty snack to have on hand all the time. Plus they fill you use and don’t leave you wanting something else after!

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