Need a snack that’s healthy but also tastes like dessert? These No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites will do just the trick. Watch how easy these no-bake, bite-size snacks are to make in this video.
Snack time is a must around most households, so keeping your pantry stocked with healthy, easy options is a must. But when you are a busy parent, what can you make that’s fast, healthy, and loved by the kids?
I love homemade snacks so much that I wrote an entire book, The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet devoted to helping families master homemade snacking!
You’ll find everything from no-bake treats, smoothies, homemade fruit leather, and mini meals, you know, the works!
And these No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites recipe is one of our most popular ones for a reason. They taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough and peanut butter in every bite.
Making homemade snacks or meals is incredibly simple, and it’s even easier with our family meal plans which help families discover new ways to enjoy fresh, healthy meals with the help of done-for-you shopping lists, recipes, and meal prep sheets!
These bite-size treats are also naturally gluten-free and can be made with any of your favorite no-nut butter instead of peanut butter to keep them nut-free, as required by many schools. Some of our nut-free butters are sunflower butter and pea butter.
One more recipe tip: double the batch. These have a way of disappearing in no time! To store them, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week.
No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites
A healthy and delicious snack is exactly why you’ll love these no-bake energy bites that taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 18–20 bites 1x
- Cuisine: Snacks
- In a medium bowl, mix the oats, coconut flakes, flax seed, mini chocolate chips, if using, and raisins.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into the oat mix, until thoroughly incorporated. Let it chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll it into balls. Store in an airtight container or lunchbox, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
* The peanut or non-nut butter you use will make a difference in how well these stick together. If they are not holding together well, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more peanut butter. My creamy peanut butter holds these just fine with 1/2 cup. *you can use quick oats for this recipe, however, you might need to adjust the quantity since the mixture might be a tad sticky. If so, add more oats.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 165
- Fat: 5.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 24.2 g
- Fiber: 2.3 g
- Protein: 3.2 g