No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites

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

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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.
PREP: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
Servings: 24



  • 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.


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.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 17.9gProtein: 6.3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 101mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 8.6g

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Disclosure: I am honored to be a Bob’s Red Mill Brand Ambassador. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. As always, all thoughts are my own. 

50 thoughts on “No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Bites”

  1. I had a mini almond joy the other day, and I have to say, I’m pretty sure these would satisfy my cravings infinitely more! Chocolate and coconut are such a perfect pair!

  2. I have all of the ingredients, except whey? I don’t want to purchase it, since it has soy lecithin. Will this recipe work, if I use almond meal? Thanks.

  3. Liz, I love it that you are putting protein powder into snacks like this. I would still probably put in a little more to up the protein level, but these would definitely be worth making. Almond joy, mounds… Yum!

      1. I made these tonight, using 5 scoops of chocolate Designer Whey, and cutting back a little bit on the almonds. I had to add more liquid (used about ½ cup water, not measured, just added enough to make the dough stick together). You would have loved the mess my kitchen and I were in by the time I got through. I washed my hands in my dishwater and had to change the dishwater… Using the flavored whey made them come out a bit too sweet for me, so next time I would use the unflavored whey which has no sweetener. My husband is out refereeing tonight, so I had plenty of time to play in the kitchen. We’ll see how he likes the surprise tomorrow.

          1. They have to last longer here. One of us is participating in a 6-week healthy challenge… And both of us are trying to control our weight. :-)

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 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. 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!

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