Energy Bites

Energy Bites

I stumbled across this little gem of a recipe when I was making a chocolate fridge pie.  With a few simple variations of the base I turned it into what I have called energy bites.  As they are packed full of oats, that will keep you going.  They would be perfect to add to the lunchbox or as an afternoon pick me up.


2 Cups Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Dessicated Coconut
2 Tbs Cocoa
1/4 Cup Honey
3 Tbs Melted Butter (or Coconut oil, or light olive oil)


1. Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor with the metal blade and process until the oats are broken down.

2. With the food processor on add the honey and melted butter.  Process until it combines.  The mixture should stay clumped together when you press it together with your hands.  If it doesn’t add a little bit more honey.

3.  Press into moulds (silicone moulds or as I have used a ice cube tray with a flexible bottom works best), or onto a tray (approx 5mm thick)  Leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container.  They will last for several weeks.

Energy Bites

Energy Bites

Energy Bites


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27 Responses to Energy Bites

  1. Kerrie January 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    these are delicious. I added some dried cranberries to the mixture and blended and it was great.Thankyou

  2. Tinkster January 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

    Will it roll into balls??

    • Amanda January 29, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

      It doesn’t really roll into balls well. You could try adding more honey until you can roll into a ball.

  3. Dee January 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    Just made these and my 8yr old is trying to eat them before I can pack them away for school lunches!! I didn’t have the ice cube tray but I spooned it into a mini muffin tray (lightly sprayed with oil) and pressed down with a measuring cup. They popped out nicely. They taste great! Thanks!!

    • Amanda January 31, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

      Great idea, glad you enjoyed them.

    • Naomi May 15, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

      The silicone mini muffin trays works a treat!
      I love this recipe and today I tried only 1 cup of oats and 1 cup of cashews. It worked really well and very tasty.

  4. Theresa February 4, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    Love love love these! Made some for my kids using coconut oil – master 12 & miss 9 could not get enough – fabulous! Have been asked to make these every week or their lunchbox now. Thanks for a great recipe.

  5. Vanessa February 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Do I really need a food processor? What happens if I mix by hand?

    • Amanda February 15, 2015 at 11:24 am #

      Yes you do unfortunately, otherwise they won’t come together it will just be a loose mix.

    • Kristy February 20, 2015 at 8:17 am #

      I dont have a processor so used a bar mix.
      It was probably harder (and messier) then it needed to be but worked!

      • Amanda February 21, 2015 at 11:08 am #

        It least you gave it a try.

  6. Lauren March 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    I just made these today and didn’t have cocoa so added dried cranberries. They are delicious. I just pressed the mixture into lightly oil sprayed patty tins. Worked a great!

  7. Donna June 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    I would love to make these energy bites but would help if recipe came up on screen so i could make them !!!!!! Recipe please anyone

  8. Jenny August 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Has anyone tried these with Milo instead of the cocoa??

  9. Angela October 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    Can the honey be substituted for something else as I am allergic to it. If so what? Thank you

    • Amanda October 4, 2015 at 9:04 am #

      Hi Angela, you can use rice malt syrup, golden syrup.

    • stephanie September 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

      rice malt syrup

  10. bel November 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    I made these for lunch boxes this week. Kids loved them.I swapped the cocoa for a raw cacao/super greens blend and they didn’t even realise. Winning.

    • Amanda November 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

      So good to hear.

  11. Rebecca March 4, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    Instead of Cocoa can you use cacao?

  12. Victoria September 17, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    Easy, quick and really tasty. My 3 year old daughter loved helping make them. She was eating the mixture before we’d finished putting them in the tray.
    We added golden syrup instead of honey.

    • Amanda September 18, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

      So glad to hear.

  13. Steph March 20, 2017 at 7:31 am #

    Can you press into a slice tin and then cut up?

  14. Laurelle March 12, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    Wow. Yum and would be satisfying. Doubled up and so quick and easy

  15. Cassie July 22, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    I love your recipes! Made this today for this weeks school lunch boxes and my daughter asked me to make more for her birthday party. Thank you for sharing.

    • Amanda July 30, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

      I call that a success. 🙂

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