No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites

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A healthy spin on the popular candy bar, these No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites are packed with protein and fiber to give you long-lasting energy. 

No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites - The Lemon Bowl

Snacks are vital to my being. Between chasing around my toddlers all day and hitting the gym five days a week, it’s pretty rare for me to last more than 3 hours without needing a little energy boost.

Hangry Funny

Not only are snacks another opportunity to nourish the body with vitamins and nutrients but they are essential if you want to avoid turning into a hangry monster.

Almond Joy Pancakes Gluten Free - The Lemon Bowl

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m a huge fan of almond joy anything. There is just something magical about combining frangrant coconut with rich chocolate and crunchy almonds. Since we’ve already tackled Almond Joy Granola and Gluten Free Almond Joy Pancakes, I decided to create No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites for on-the-go snacking.

Whey Concentrate - The Lemon Bowl

To give these bites even more staying power, I added my new favorite protein powder from my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. This product is new to me but after using it for several weeks in smoothies, pancakes and more – I am a huge fan. Not only does it taste delicious (reminds me of malted powder) but it is unsweetened and has just 1 g of sugar per serving. Most brands out there have 6 g or more.

5-Ingredient Almond Joy Energy Bites - The Lemon Bowl

To create the perfect texture and consistency, I decided to pulse the ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped. Melted coconut oil and all natural honey are folded in before they are rolled into portable energy bites.

Energy Bites to Go - The Lemon Bowl

I love stashing them in my car for a post-workout snack or in my laptop bag when I’m working from a coffee shop. It’s a great way to avoid temptation and keep me satisfied until dinner.

No forks required.

No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites - The Lemon Bowl

No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites

5 stars average
A healthy spin on the popular candy bar, these No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites are packed with protein and fiber to give you long-lasting energy.
PREP: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
Servings24

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Place the first 5 ingredients (oats through salt) in a food processor and pulse until mixture reaches the consistency of crumbly sand.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together honey and melted coconut oil.
  • Pour the almond oat mixture into the bowl and stir until fully incorporated with the honey and coconut oil.
  • Stir in the shredded coconut then begin forming into bite-sized balls using a small cookie scoop or one large spoon.
  • Serving immediately or chill in an air-tight container to enjoy later.

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Notes

If the balls don’t seem to form right away, be patient. As you roll them around the warmth from your hands will start to release the natural oils in the nuts helping them take shape.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 17.9gProtein: 6.3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 101mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 8.6g
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50 responses to “No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites”

  1. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch Avatar
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Yum! I am going to get this protein powder – and am certainly trying these energy bites!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good I hope you love it Robyn!

  2. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog Avatar
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    These sound so delicious! I love almond joy candy, and a healthy candy like treat? Yes please!

  3. Rachel Cooks Avatar
    Rachel Cooks

    Love snacks like this and the added protein is genius!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you try them!! And you’d love this protein powder – it’s awesome in smoothies!!

  4. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    First of all, I am one of those “hangry” people…no food + me = crabby! Second, I love Almonds Joys, so these energy bites are sounding pretty darn awesome. Third, I need to try that protein powder. Love all of this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha I get so hangry – especially after a workout!!! I know you understand. ;)

  5. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) Avatar
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Oh heck yes! I am the same way, I love to keep healthy snacks around for the same reason. These little bites look delicious and I need to try that protein powder!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You would love it Faith!! Unsweetened which I know you would prefer too. xo

  6. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction Avatar
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    I love having snacks like this around to keep me from getting too hungry! I need to find that whey protein powder!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I was so sad I forgot snacks in my car this morning and it wasn’t pretty!

  7. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons Avatar
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    I had no idea BRM made protein powder. I’ve actually been looking for some protein to add to my smoothies, but didn’t really know which kind to buy or where to start with it. I ALWAYS trust BRM because they’ve never let me down, so I think I’ll just keep my eye out for this now. And I’m with you – Almond Joy all the things. Except that I also buy a big bag of Almond Joy’s “for the trick or treaters” each year and then fake act surprised when kids don’t like coconut. Oops, looks like I have to eat them now. I have no choice, clearly.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES!! Try BRM protein -I really think you’ll like it. lol You’re so funny!!!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I’m with Ali, definitely need to try the protein powder! I feel like I can never find a good go-to. Love these balls my friend!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Give BRM Protein a try – it seriously tastes like malted milk! Balls to the walls.

  9. Kristina Avatar
    Kristina

    Bob’s Red Mill has some fabulous new products lately – just visited with them at the Fancy Food Show…

    these sound fantastic – I am always looking for new flavors for homemade snacks, this will be my next! thanks for the recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I’m so jealous!!! I hope to visit the factory one day!

  10. Ali | Gimme Some Oven Avatar
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Ha, if you want to avoid turning into a hangry monster. :)

    These look fabulous, Liz! I need to try that whey protein powder.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Am I right or am I right? ;) I highly recommend BRM whey, Ali – I actually prefer the taste of the unsweetened protein powder. It lets the other flavors in whatever I’m eating shine through.

      1. Stacey Avatar
        Stacey

        Just wondering – I don’t like whey-based protein. How might this recipe work with a chocolate-flavored plant-based protein powder? Do you think if I used 3/4C of that instead of the 1/2C BRM and 1/4C Cocoa powder it would work? I would love to try these!

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          I don’t know why you couldn’t replace it 1:1 ratio? Let me know how it works!

      2. mary d Avatar
        mary d

        looks good. I’m going to make these.

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          I hope you like them Mom!