No Bake Energy Bites

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No Bake Energy Bites – Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness.  Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own

If you have kids you know that they are always hungry.  Like seriously, 30 minutes after breakfast they think it is time for a snack. I am not sure where the food goes, but they always seem to want more of it. So having healthy and filling snacks around is a must.

And when the kids are in school they come home starving, like they haven’t eaten anything in days!  I love making homemade snacks and treats, so when the kids get home they have something quick to grab.  Everyone loves these peanut butter energy balls.  Anything they can grab and eat quickly is a win!

A close up of a energy bites in a bowl


Today I am working with Family Dollar for this recipe.  They are such a one stop shop for everything you need.  You can get everything you need to make these energy balls, to picking up cleaning supplies, other groceries and even filling my medicine cabinet. 

They even have a new coupon system that is tailored to your shopping history.  You can use an app to clip coupons straight to your account, eliminating the need to cut or print coupons. And, it is easy to sign up! All you have to do is go to the Smart Coupons page on the Family Dollar website to set up an account or you can download “Smart Coupon” from the app store.  Such an easy way to save a little extra money.

A plate energy bites in a bowl

These little energy balls are perfect to have on hand for busy days, summer when the kids are home, throw in a lunch box or have when the kids walk in the door after school. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and other healthy ingredients. 

But they still have to taste good and be fun, so I added a few M&M’s in there.  Plus you know me and my peanut butter and chocolate obsession, so the candy was kind of necessary. Perfect way to get a little treat that you can still feel good about eating!

A close up of a peanut butter energy bites

This no bake energy ball comes together in just minutes.  All of the ingredients can be found at Family Dollar, so there is no running all over town to find anything.  Then you just dump all of the ingredients together in a bowl, mix together, and roll into little balls.  I like to store ours in the fridge so that they keep their shape. 

Peanut Butter energy balls are portable and just a great quick and easy snack. They will quickly become a staple in your house!

A close up of energy balls in a bowl

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A close up of a energy bites in a bowl
5 from 8 votes

No Bake Energy Bites

By Erin
No Bake Energy Balls - Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness. Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 18


  • 1 cup oats, (quick cooking or old fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup M&M's
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, , chopped


  • In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together until well blended.
  • Using about 2 Tbls of the oat mixture, roll into a ball. Place on lined baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the mixture.
  • Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Store in air tight container.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Snack Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 119
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  1. This is just the kind of recipe to have on standby any day of the week. So simple to prepare yet utterly delicious.

  2. These were incredibly easy to prepare and even easier to devour! I will be making these again later this week!