No-Bake Energy Bites

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In college, it can be pretty tricky to keep up with consistently healthy eating habits. Between hectic class schedules, sporadic workout sessions and all-nighters in the library, it’s easy to skip meals, forget to pack healthy snacks and ultimately end up binge eating at the end of the day. Ideally, you should be eating a little something every three to four hours to keep your metabolism going, give your body energy, and ensure you won’t overeat later. 

These no-bake energy bites are the perfect snack to keep you satisfied throughout the day and energized for your workout. With ingredients such as oatmeal, flax seeds, chia seeds and peanut butter, they are nutrient-rich, super easy to make (even in your dorm room), and perfect for on-the-go snacking.

Photo: Gimme Some Oven

Photo: Gimme Some Oven

Photo: Gimme Some Oven

Photo: Gimme Some Oven


Makes 20-25 Balls

1 cup dry oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup coconut flakes, toasted
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
1 tablespoon chia seeds(optional)


  1. Stir all ingredients in a bowl until combined, cover, and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Roll the mixture into balls and you’re done!

These bites can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.