No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites

Little bits of heaven….that’s what these are.  Loaded with dried cherries, nuts, chia seeds and more, one bite is all you need to give you a quick boost of energy.  One bite and you will be addicted.  I promise you.

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | The Suburban Soapbox

Balance, that’s what life is all about.  There’s a Seinfeld episode (ok…I may be dating myself but let’s stay focused) when Jerry is talking about the balance amongst his group of friends.  When one person is at a high….one is low.  It’s all about balance.  That’s kinda how I live.  At least when it comes to my food.  I constantly fight cravings….mostly sweet.  And salty….and fatty.  I’m constantly looking for ways to keep quick, healthy and easy snacks at the ready so I can curb my cravings….no matter what they may be.  Kinda like my CopyCat Apricot Macadamia Kind Bars. (You should try those too, BTW.) This is that kind of snack.  This is the kind of snack I would have stockpiled at the office when I worked outside the home.  Now….I keep these little buggers in the fridge.  My new problem….I have a hard time eating just one. And then not eating a burger later. Balance.

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | The Suburban Soapbox

So simple to throw together….maybe not so simple to roll into little balls but clean hands were key here.  I think I washed my hands every third ball.  I didn’t want to use cooking spray or oil or butter, I was trying to keep things a little cleaner here.  So, take a few seconds and wash up…then make more…then wash…then roll.  You get it.

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | The Suburban Soapbox

Filled with dried chewy cherries, crunchy pecans, powerful chia seeds, hearty oats, coconut, honey and peanut butter….and CHOCOLATE…these Energy Bites will provide you with plenty of fuel for a quick workout or a boost of energy for that mid-afternoon slump.  You know that one where you just want to crawl under your desk with a pillow….George Costanza-style.  Don’t be like George.

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | The Suburban Soapbox

They may not be pretty but they sure are tasty, filling and satisfying.  You may actually start to crave these Energy Bites and that, my friends, is a craving worth satisfying.  Am I right?

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snacks
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Kellie

start your day off with these no bake cherry pecan chia energy bites!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Using clean hands, shape approximately two tablespoons of the mixture into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Repeat the procedure until all the dough is used. Chill the energy bites in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 92mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 energy bit
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114
Calories from Fat  59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%
Trans Fat  0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Potassium 17mg
Total Carbohydrates 11.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 1.9g

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27 comments on “No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites”

  1. These look absolutely delicious..and perfectly satisfying! They’d be a perfect little treat in my daughter’s lunchbox! The best news is… I have ALL the ingredients on hand!

  2. Mini chocolate chips, coconut, honey..how could you go wrong?! I’m a part of the “21st posting” RR group so I typically don’t see the recipes from the other group, but I’m glad I decided to look at this link up as well!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  3. Love these types of healthy snacks! Easy to make and great ingredients. Adding them to my list for school and sports fuel.

  4. My husband and I just decided to eat healthier and these are perfect!!!

  5. You’ve packed a ton of great flavors into a little bite! Love this!

  6. Hi Kellie! I love these, like too much! They will definitely be out on my table especially when entertaining.

  7. Oh, I don’t know what you’re talking about – these are SO pretty! I have a slight addiction to anything chia and anything cherry, so I definitely need these in my life. Would it be acceptable to crawl underneath my desk with a bowl of these…you know, instead of my pillow? 😉

  8. I love that I could take these on the go! I love the Seinfeld reference by the way

  9. I am totally inspired to buy chia and make these delightful energy bites. I have to check out all the recipes in this links…they all look fantastic!

  10. These are almost too pretty to eat. But I’d totally eat them anyway.

  11. I love these! Energy bites are the perfect addition to my kitchen 🙂

  12. Anything “no-bake” is a plus in my book. These sound fabulous!

  13. What are you talking about – These are so pretty! And they’re packed with so much goodness! I can’t wait to try these. I need some balance in my life.

  14. These might just be the prettiest energy bites I’ve seen. Plus they look perfectly power punched (and tasty)!

  15. These are gorgeous and I’ll bet delicious! Perfect for on-the-go!

  16. I could pop a handful of those right now!

  17. I can use all the extra energy I can get right about now!

  18. I love homemade bite like these … and they are so pretty!

  19. I followed the recipe to the letter, but they didn’t mold into balls, they just fell apart. I added a bit of water but it didn’t help. I just ended up dividing the mixture into 5 containers. It was really yummy though!

    • I’m so sorry they didn’t work out for you. If you decide to try them again, use a little more peanut butter and honey. That’s the binder to hold them together, like glue. 🙂

    • Same thing happened to me; I’ll add more peanut butter and/or honey next time. They are delicious!

      • I’m going to go back and retest the recipe. I’d hate to have them not work for you. I need to have some healthy snacks on hand anyway so I’ll report back. Thanks for the feedback.

        • Oh don’t worry about retesting them, I think I left the batter out too long on the counter before trying to roll it. I tried rolling them right out of the fridge and it was way better 🙂

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