Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites (No Bake)

Oatmeal raisin energy bites no bake

I am super excited to share this recipe with you today.  Giddy with excitement I tell you!  Why you ask?  Because I’m in love with these snack bites.  Like so in love that I’ve made way more than I’d care to tell you about within the last week.  I have an entire container full of these things sitting in my refrigerator just waiting to be eaten.  Do yourself a favor and go make them as soon as possible.  You won’t be sorry – I promise.

Oatmeal raisin energy bites no bake

So now that the holidays have come and gone, we have settled back into our normal routines and I’ve had a little more time to make some homemade snacks to have around the house.  I am definitely a big snacker and like to have healthier options on hand so that I don’t make bad decisions when I walk in the door completely starving after work.

Oatmeal raisin energy bites no bake

These little energy bites taste ever so close to an oatmeal raisin cookie, with that perfect blend of oats, raisins, cinnamon and walnuts.  But they are healthy for you and full of ingredients that will keep away your hunger while you make dinner.  Also, the majority of the ingredients are staples that I have in my pantry at all times, so this is a great snack to whip up whenever I want.  Total win.  Now please excuse me while I go eat another one…

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites (No Bake)
 
Yield: about 22 to 24 bites
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup ground walnuts (or very finely chopped)
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup raisins, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, flaxseed, raisins and cinnamon. Add in the almond butter, honey and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  2. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let the mixture chill for 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in size (I used my small dough scoop). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Notes
If you are planning to chop your walnuts instead of grinding them up in a food processor, make sure you chop them very fine. You may have trouble forming the mixture into balls if the pieces are too large.

Source:
Adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots.

 

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Comments

  1. Could you freeze these for preservation??

    • Hi Jackie! I’ve never actually done it myself (we go through them too quickly!) but I think they should be okay to freeze. Please let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Liz Cantando says:

    Why do they need to be refrigerated? Nothing in the recipe is perishable to the best of my knowledge… I was thinking about making them and mailing them to my mother.

    • Hi Liz! I wouldn’t say required … more like suggested. I’ve found that they hold together better when in the refrigerator and we just prefer the way they taste when chilled as well.

  3. Just discovered that my Magic Bullet will gring flax seed!! Made my version with dated and maple syrup (no cimnnamon).

  4. Hbaking says:

    Hi how long can I store these.

  5. I just made these tonight and my family loved them! I’m excited to try other flavors. I use a few substitutions: peanut butter instead of almond and toasted steel-cut oats for ground flaxseed. Delicious!

    • Ashley @ Cookie Monster Cooking says:

      I’m so glad your family loved them! I’ve been wanting to make a batch with peanut butter too : )

  6. Delicious! So easy to make as well!

  7. Will be trying these to trick Grandma and Grandpa into thinking these are sweets and not healthy. Will let you know their reaction.

  8. What a great recipe! I just made these and my boyfriend who is a little afraid of “healthy” food had one and said, “These are healthy?! They’re awesome!” So that’s a success in my books!

  9. I can just imagine these tasting like oatmeal raisin cookies you don’t even have to bake. YUM! And I’ve been thinking about making some “snack balls” lately… this really makes me want to kick it in gear and get to it. I need a healthy and yummy snack like this in my life!
    And you left a comment on my site about your love of peanut butter and chocolate and oats…. well I saw those muffins of yours, and now I get it!

  10. I’ve been needing a recipe like this for a snack to take to work when my mid-afternoon hunger kicks in!

  11. These are seriously cute. I would eat so many jusy to enjoy their sweet look.

  12. I love having no-bake snacks on hand to munch on! Definitely will be trying these soon!

  13. These sounds fantstic! What a great way to wake up in the morning. Delicious, easy and awesomely packed with good stuff!

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