SunButter Energy Bites are a bite-sized, no-bake snack that are full of healthy ingredients and free from many common food allergens. They're vegan and gluten-free too!
Th energy bite concept is a staple at our house. So we continue to create variations, like Chocolate Bliss Balls with Hot Honey and Rice Krispies Date Balls.
This snack (or breakfast) is peanut, soy and dairy-free. And, there's no cooking involved. They're very portable too.
You'd never guess that these little bites are are packed with so many healthy ingredients.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Pictured below are the ingredients to make SunButter Energy Balls.
Here are few substitutions you can make:
- SunButter - any nut butter will work including almond, cashew and peanut butter.
- Flaxseed - Wheat germ and chia seeds work nicely too.
- Honey or Agave Nectar - Date Paste like we use to make Energy Balls with Medjool Dates is also an option.
- Coconut Flakes - we use unsweetened!
- Chocolate Chips - any type will work and miniature-sized ensure that you get one in almost every bite.
Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix. Then, add all the wet ingredients and mix. Now, put the bowl in the refrigerator so the dough will stiffen up a bit. And, as is the case with so many good things, wait...for about 30 minutes. Yay! I got to lick the spoon this time.
When the timer goes off, you are ready to make the bite-sized treat. Pictured is my favorite tool for this job, a little 1 teaspoon scoop. You can make them any size. But, I find this size works nicely.
By the way, the recipe should yield about 40 balls, depending upon how big you make them.
Disclaimer: It takes a bit of arm work to make all the little SunButter Energy Balls. So, I'm always very grateful when my sweet daughter does this for me. I'm also told she makes them more compact.
Lest you wonder how I could fangirl over such a small treat, let me tell you that they are very satisfying. But, I do generally have a small piece of fruit as well and quickly put the others away.
(Confession: you can leave the unrolled dough in the refrigerator for days and make them up as you need them.)
Store Sunbutter Energy Balls in covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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SunButter Energy Balls
- 1 cup Oatmeal regular, not instant
- ½ cup Flax Seed ground
- ½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- ⅓ cup Coconut Flakes sweetened
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ½ cup SunButter
- ⅓ cup honey and/or Agave Nectar light
- Add first 4 ingredients to a bowl and combine.
- Add last 3 ingredients to bowl with dry ingredients and combine.
- Refrigerator dough for 30 minutes.
- Roll dough into small bite-sized balls.
Thanks for reading...my biggest fan! Just made another batch.
I love these so much! A great snack for after skating practice, gives me energy but taste amazing too!!!
I'm so glad you like them!