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Nut Free Energy Bites

Looking for a nutrient-dense and easy-to-make snack? These Nut Free Energy Bites are packed with sunflower seeds, coconut, chia seed and sunbutter to hold it all together and are the perfect way to fuel your day! Make a batch on Sunday for easy access snacks throughout the week!

Nut free energy bites in a storage container.Allergy Friendly Energy Bites

These no bake energy bites are the perfect snack to have on hand in the fridge. They are loaded with healthy whole ingredients and of course, healthy fats, protein, and carbs. Sunflower seeds are a fiber-packed powerhouse and contain many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E. Including them in both the whole form and the seed butter make these energy bites a nut-free option to bring to schools! Which is perfect because these energy bites are loved by both kids and adults! Grab one or two and have a filling bite-size snack, pack it in the lunch box with your kids or serve for a healthy after dinner treat. 

Ingredients for nut free energy bites in a mixing bowl.

What’s in them?

  • Sunflower Butter (though really any seed or nut butter works here!)
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • Ground Flax Seed
  • Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chia seeds
  • Maple Syrup
  • Optional Add-ins: Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Chocolate Chips

How to Make Them

And this is our favorite part! Most energy bites rely on dates for sweetness and for consistency which means they need to be made in a food processor. These however do not: which means to make them, all you have to do is mix up the ingredients in a bowl! It really is super simple.

Once the ingredients are fully combined, roll them into balls and store!

Energy bite dough mixed together.

How to Store Them

Store energy bites in a covered container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

They are stable at room temperature, so are perfect safe to be out of the refrigerator for a few days if need be.

Rolling sunflower seed energy balls.

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Nut Free Energy Bites

Looking for a nutrient-dense and easy-to-make snack? These Nut Free Energy Bites are packed with sunflower seeds, coconut, chia seed and sunbutter to hold it all together and are the perfect way to fuel your day! Make a batch on Sunday for easy access snacks throughout the week!


Yields 14
Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Make Ahead: Easy
Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix together with a spatula until fully combined.
  2. Roll dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls.
  3. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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March 9, 2020

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29 responses to “Nut Free Energy Bites”

  1. Natalie says:

    Yum, these look great! I love sun nut butter. I started making it myself and I can’t go back 🙂
    Great lunchbox treat!

  2. Rene says:

    Can I leave out the chia seeds or substitute something else in its place. Chia seeds are very expensive in South Africa, so don’t stock them in mu pantry.

  3. Tamara says:

    These look great! But what is sunbutter and how do I make it?

  4. Kathleen says:

    HAD to make these today. Instead of using the 1/2C of cranberries, raisins, and chocolate chips I used a 1/4C of cacao nibs, simply because I love cacao nibs! I ended up with twelve balls. I obviously tasted one immediately and they are fantastic. Cannot wait to have one later after they chill in the fridge for a few hours. Thank you!!

  5. Tamara says:

    These look great. What is sunbutter and how do I make it?

  6. Olivia says:

    Just made a batch. Fantastic!!! We start school in a week and my girls are going to love having this sweet treat for lunch. Love healthy sweets! These will be made weekly. Thank you again!!

  7. Michaela says:

    That looks amazing! But what is sun butter? I’m living in Europe a don’t know it. How can I substitude it? Thanks for answer:-)

  8. That sounds amazing! I just bought flax seed.. guess I know what I’m making.

  9. These look delicious and I have had some sunflower seeds sitting in my pantry for a while just waiting to be used! I bet they give this some great crunch and something different than the usual almonds or cashews!

  10. Margaret says:

    SUNBUTTER is sunflower seed versions of peanut butter! I found it @ my Canadian Bulk Barn, super yummy!! If you google it you can find home recipes to make it!

  11. Brittany says:

    Hi, this recipe looks great! I was wondering if I could use it in a blog post I’m writing on healthy peanut-free snacks? I would just be using a photo and will have a link back to this post for the recipe.

  12. Dani says:

    Thanks for the recipe, we love the flavor! Mine turned out a small bit dry, should I add more sunbutter? Also how long can they be stored in the fridge? Thanks again!

  13. Cindy says:

    I don’t like coconut flakes. What can I substitute for them? Thanks!

  14. Kate says:

    I really like the flax in these! I substituted poppy seeds for the chia seeds, no problem. But I accidentally used salted sunflower seeds instead of raw and oops – too salty! (duh) When I was a kid, we rolled the balls in the coconut at the end and the flavor comes out better. I think I’ll do that next time but wanted to try your way first.

  15. Jessamyn Farrell says:

    Hi there – This recipe looks great. How long do you think this keeps in the fridge?

  16. Monica Pugh says:

    What could I use as a substitute for the shredded coconut in the Nut-free No-bake Power Bites recipe? Thank you!

  17. Ann says:

    Love these! I’ve made them many times for the kids’ lunches and usually end up eating at least half of them at work. Great recipe!

  18. Rachael says:

    These are technically nut free if there’s coconut in them, is there an alternative to coconut?

    • Lexi says:

      Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut.

  19. patty says:

    wish you would come out with another cookbook

  20. patty says:

    wish you would come out with another cookbook

  21. Lucie says:

    Delicious and wow, so easy to make ! Thank you 🙂
    Could you by chance also add nutrition values under your awesome recipes please? I’d love to include some of your recipes into our regular treats!

    4.0 rating

  22. Lindsey Grant says:

    How many balls does this make typically?

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