Need a healthy snack to keep you going? These Coconut Almond Energy Bites are packed with protein and are a delicious way to stay fueled when you’re on-the-go!

A plate coconut almond energy balls

We are a snacky family. We enjoy our fair share of snack foods, and I swear if my kids had the choice that’s probably all they would ever eat. Are your kids like that, too?

A plate of coconut almond energy balls

I guess I can’t blame them too much, because I sure enjoy a muffin, granola bar, or one of these energy bites myself when the afternoon slump rolls around. Isn’t that when the snack-attacks always seem to hit? You know, right around 3-4:00, when you’re getting closer to dinner time, but just not quite there yet? It’s that feeling where you just can’t make it another second without something to calm the ravenous bear inside of you. The “Hangry” time, as my hubby likes to call it. 😉

A plate of coconut almond energy balls

Well, if you’re looking for a good, filling snack to help during that time, or anytime really, these Coconut Almond Energy Bites are just the trick. I’ve been making them for the past couple of months as a quick pick-me-up after my runs, and my husband has been taking them to work to help ease the “hangry” afternoon times. I also eat one or two for breakfast on busy mornings when I’m running out the door and don’t have a lot of time.

A plate of coconut almond energy balls

There are lots of good ingredients in here to help keep you full, including oats, almond butter, ground flaxseed, and more.

a bowl of ingredients for coconut almond energy balls

The flaxseed gives you a good does of Omega 3’s and fiber, and the almond butter provides a nice protein boost, among other healthy vitamins and minerals. You can use whichever nut butter you prefer, though. We are a peanut-free house, so almond butter is our go-to. I used maple almond butter (my fave!) in these energy bites, but plain would work fine as well!

A plate coconut almond energy balls
5 from 26 ratings

Coconut Almond Energy Bites

Yield: 24 balls
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Need a healthy snack to keep you going? These Coconut Almond Energy Bites are packed with protein and are a delicious way to stay fueled when you’re on-the-go!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil,, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, (I used maple almond butter)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well coated.
  • Transfer bowl to the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and roll into balls, about 1/8 cup each. You will need to pack the ingredients together well in your hands before you shape it into balls.
  • Place balls in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Snacks
Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 98mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 0.8mg
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