Delicious and simple Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites that taste like a yummy sweet treat! These no bake snack bites are made with creamy peanut butter, fiber-rich oats, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, pecans and a touch of honey for sweetness. Easily gluten free and low FODMAP for a simple snack on the go.

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Looking for a sweet and satisfying snack that you can prep ahead of time to have on hand when hunger strikes? Don’t worry, these Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites have been saving me from moments of hanger ever since Marie was born.

They are loaded with crispy toasted coconut, chewy oats, creamy peanut butter and a touch of honey (oh! and chocolate)…yum!

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Ingredients in Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites

Toasted shredded coconut: Coconut is rich in minerals like manganese and iron, B vitamins, and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Toasting the coconut gives it a sweet flavor and crispy texture.

Oats (quick or rolled): Oats can be gluten free if necessary for this recipe. Oats are naturally rich in fiber, specifically beta glucan, which is a soluble fiber linked with healthy cholesterol levels and heart health.

Dark chocolate: High quality and high cocoa content dark chocolate is rich in minerals like iron, magnesium and copper. You can use dairy free chocolate here if necessary, and chocolate chips as well as chopped chocolate work in this recipe.

Peanut butter: Peanut butter contains plant-based protein and healthy monounsaturated fats. The creaminess and stickiness helps hold these energy bites together.

Pecans: Pecans are a tree nut that contain good amounts of fiber, copper, thiamine and zinc.  They add a nice sweetness and crunch to the energy bites.

Honey: Honey is high in fructose making it a high FODMAP food, but the amount used in this recipe (1/3 cup) should be ok if you make the balls in a size that gives you 16 or more energy bites. 1 teaspoon of honey is considered low FODMAP according to the Monash University App, and there are 16 teaspoons in 1/3 cup.

Vanilla: Vanilla adds a creaminess, warmth and sweetness to these snack bites.

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How to Make the Energy Bites

This recipe is extremely simple!

Start by toasting the coconut in a skillet over medium heat. Once the coconut is golden brown, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Then, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl thoroughly (I usually mix things together with my hands), roll into balls, then store in the fridge or freezer. DONE!

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites Tips

  • If you don’t have time to toast your coconut, you can easily make these without toasting the coconut. I just find the texture and flavor are a little different (not in a bad way!).
  • You can sub walnuts for the pecans if you have a preference.
  • Sub in a dairy free chocolate if necessary.
  • If you are sensitive to gluten, make sure your oats are gluten free.
  • I love storing these bites in the freezer because they last so long.

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Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites


  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bites 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Delicious and simple Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites that taste like a yummy sweet treat! These no bake snack bites are made with creamy peanut butter, fiber-rich oats, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, pecans and a touch of honey for sweetness. Easily gluten free and low FODMAP for a simple snack on the go.


Ingredients

Scale

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup rolled oatmeal (quick oats work here too), gluten free if necessary

½ cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

⅓ cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla


Instructions

To toast the coconut: heat a pan over medium-low heat and add the untoasted coconut to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the coconut is golden brown. 

 

Stir all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined (you can use a stand mixer for this or just your hands!).

 

Allow the mixture to chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

 

Once chilled, roll into balls (any size you want!) and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content, but if you roll these balls into a size that allows for 16 or more bites, all ingredients are used in low FODMAP amounts according to the Monash University app.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: energy bites, snack bites, chocolate, peanut butter, oats, low fodmap

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