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No-Bake Power Bites

Updated on June 21, 2013

Looking for an easy and nutritious snack?

These Power Bites pack one heck of a punch! They are filled with protein and nutrient-rich "real food" ingredients that will give you the energy boost you are looking for.

Whether you are an on-the-go businessman who needs a quick 3 o'clock pick-me-up or a super busy stay-at-home mom who wants a fast and nutritious snack that the kiddos are sure to enjoy, you can whip up a batch of these No-Bake Power Bites to make your snack time healthier than most people's regular meals!

Basic Recipe

Here is the basic Power Bites recipe. You can just make and enjoy this starter recipe or add some of the fixings listed below to jazz it up and make it even more nutrient rich!

- 3 cups quick-cooking oats

- 1 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)

- 1 cup honey

- 3/4 cup ground flax seed

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Roll by hand into one inch balls. Line on cookie sheet or glass dish and refrigerate until firm.


Add these to jazz up your recipe!

While the basic recipe is all ready full of power-packing ingredients, this list of Add-Ins is sure to make your Power Bites healthier and far more delicious! Try adding just one, or get brave and go crazy with four or five!

- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

- 1/2 cup M&Ms, chocolate chips or candy of your choice

- 1/2 cup shredded cabbage or carrots

- 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit

- 1 ripe mashed banana

- Up to 4 Tablespoons of concentrated vegetable broth (depending on level of concentration)

- Up to 2 Tablespoons of concentrated bone broth (depending on level of concentration)

- Anything else you can think of!

Since the Basic Recipe is so full or flavor, you can experiment to see how many healthy options you can sneak into the bites. The sky is the limit!

Looking for more recipes?

Check out my Recipe Pinterest Board!

Have you tried Power Bites yet? - What is your favorite add-in?

Submit a Comment

  • Jennifer-Soldner profile imageAUTHOR

    Jennifer Soldner 

    4 years ago

    @thatelfguy: Hmm...I'm not sure what one might use as the oats play a big role in creating substance. I'll have to think on that one. Maybe we can create an even better recipe!

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    4 years ago

    Love the idea, but I'm one of those who cannot eat oats (sad, I know!). But I can eat flax seed : ) Can you suggest some substitutes/alternatives to replace the oats?

    Thank you! : )

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    5 years ago

    I can't wait to try these!

  • Jennifer-Soldner profile imageAUTHOR

    Jennifer Soldner 

    5 years ago

    @anonymous: The flax is just for added nutrition so you can actually omit it all together if you want. You could also substitute Chia seeds or protein powder.

    Thanks for commenting!

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    5 years ago

    what can i use instead of flax seed?

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    CornellMarCom LM 

    5 years ago

    These are great!!!!! I will be experimenting and let you know what my favorite is. Good lens. Thanks.

  • Jennifer-Soldner profile imageAUTHOR

    Jennifer Soldner 

    5 years ago

    @missBorokwa: The nut butter helps it all stay together and gives it some substance but, while I haven't tried it, I would imagine that it would still work with just honey. You may also try adding some wheat or rice flour to bulk it up a bit. Let us know if you try it! Thanks for the question!

  • Jennifer-Soldner profile imageAUTHOR

    Jennifer Soldner 

    5 years ago

    @FitnessPhanatic: Ooh, dark chocolate sounds wonderful! Thanks for the scrumptious tip!

  • missBorokwa profile image


    5 years ago

    hmm think i will try these. i've been wanting to make my own energy snacks at home for a while. is there an alternative to the peanut or nut butter tho? could i make them with just the honey instead?

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    5 years ago

    I haven't yet but am taking down notes here.

  • FitnessPhanatic profile image


    5 years ago

    The basic recipe is also great for people who are preparing for a figure competition - I have made these many times and they are also great dipped in dark chocolate when I am not dieting.

  • RoadMonkey profile image


    5 years ago

    These sound good, as well as easy! Thanks

  • JumpinJake profile image


    5 years ago

    great start to your blog, love the topic too.

  • SusanDeppner profile image

    Susan Deppner 

    5 years ago from Arkansas USA

    Ooh, I need to try these Power Bites. I have coconut oil and dried cranberries that I could add in. Yum!


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