No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites

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An easy healthy recipe that is perfect for a snack or breakfast in the morning. No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites, packed full of fiber, nutrients & chocolate! YUM!

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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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 Almond Butter Energy Bites

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 17 energy bites
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack, Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition

  • 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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    1. 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!

  1. 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!!

    1. 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!

  2. 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. 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. 🙂

  3. 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. 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!

  4. 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. 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 myfitnesspal.com. 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!

  5. 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!!

    1. 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!

  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.

  7. 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?

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