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Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites

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These Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites are great guilt-free snacks that are convenient and tasty. Skip the processed, packaged convenience snack foods and grab a handful of these instead!

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Why Energy Bites Are Great

One of the hardest parts of sticking to a healthy eating plan is making good choices on-the-go. When you’re in a hurry and only have a few minutes for a quick snack, most of your choices are not ideal.

If you try to stick to healthy options, you may grab a piece of fruit or some fresh veggies. Sadly, the carbs and sugars in those will only satisfy your appetite for a short time. An hour later, you’ll have burned through those calories and will either be hungry or losing steam.

You need something with protein to sustain you for a few hours. The problem is, most protein bars are loaded with artificial ingredients that are actually bad for you. A few are okay. If you love protein bars, check out this list of the best and worst nutrition bars for women from Shape.

Trail mix is usually my favorite choice, but it’s not always the most convenient. The wrapper can be noisy, which is a problem if I’m sneaking my snack in a large, quiet group. Plus, it can be messy.

And dehydrated chicken is a great high-protein option, but the carb junkie in me likes to have another option.

So, I took all the great flavor and nutrients of my favorite on-the-go snack and turned it into a super convenient, perfectly quiet, portable option. The result was these Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites.

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How to Make Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites

I like to make up a big batch of these Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites and store them in the freezer in snack bags. Then, I just toss one of the snack bags in my purse before I head out for the day and I don’t have to worry about being tempted by a bad snack choice later.

Best of all, these energy bites are made with simple ingredients right from your pantry.

a bag of craisins, jar of jif peanut butter, bottle of honey,can of cinnamon, glass bowls of oats, nuts, coconut and chocolate chips

Step 1: Combine Ingredients

Did I mention that this recipe is easy? Hint: I prefer hanging out with friends and family so ALL of my recipes are easy.

So, there’s no magic here, just dump all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

craisins, peanut butter, honey, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, oats, and chocolate chips in a white mixing bowl

Stir them all together until they’re well combined. If your mixture seems to dry or crumbly, simply add a little more honey.

trail mix energy bites mixture in a bowl

Step 2: Shape Balls

Next, you just need to roll the dough into bite-sized balls. I made mine about an inch and a half in diameter.

trail mix energy bites shaped into balls on a white paper

Step 3: Store

If you want to eat them right away, just pop them in the refrigerator for half an hour first to give them time to set. Otherwise, place them in an airtight container or divide into snack bags) and store them in the fridge or freezer.

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Ready to make your own Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.


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Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites

Corinne Schmitt
Packed full of protein and flavor.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 251 kcal


  • 2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1/3 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Almonds
  • 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Honey


  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well. You can add a little bit more honey if your mixture is too dry.
  • Form into 1 1/2 – 2-inch balls and set on a baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, and place in a container to store in the fridge or freezer.
  • Great snack to grab and go!


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 13IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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8 thoughts on “Trail Mix No Bake Energy Bites”

  1. Does it have to be quick oats or can I use Old Fashioned Oats? That is what I always keep in the house.

  2. 5 stars
    We sure have enjoyed featuring your post this past week at Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back real soon!
    Merry Christmas
    Miz Helen

  3. 5 stars
    I want these now, they look so good. Great step-by-step instructions.Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday group.

  4. Thank you for sharing these on FF. This time of year we all need more energy.

  5. 5 stars
    We will love these Energy Bites, as a matter of fact I could sure enjoy one right now! Hope you are enjoying your week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. Oh YUM!! Love the look of these. I’ll pin for January – because I have to eat my way through a ton of chocolate first..! ;O) xx

  7. these look perfect for tempting the taste buds and offering what we need for an extra boost of energy
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