These coconut and peanut butter spiced energy bites will very quickly become your go-to snack! They take less than 15 minutes to make and taste much better than shop-bought alternatives!
If you've expected some spooky, scary and weird looking treats from me today, then I will have to disappoint you. But don't go away just yet! Today's recipe may not be very Halloween-y, but it is, none less, a very tasty treat suitable for kids and adults!
What are the energy bites?
Most of you are probably aware what they are, however, if you are not that familiar with this term, let me quickly bring you up to speed. Energy bites are (usually) small ball-shaped snacks combining a mix of protein, good carbs, healthy fats and high in fibre ingredients. They are filling and energising treats, ideal for anyone who is watching their weight, or just want to stick to healthier snacking.
It's the spices season!
As we are entering the cold part of the year, warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice or cardamom are a must for me. I add them to almost anything, from the porridge in the morning, to stews and curries for dinner. Let's not forget the hot beverages and ALL of the fall bakes and desserts. They just perk you up and add flavour to your cooking with minimal effort. Also, spices are guaranteed to make you feel cosy even on the coldest and most miserable day.
How to make coconut and peanut butter spiced energy bites?
Simply start with prepping your ingredients. I'm using whole rolled porridge oats in this recipe, but any type of oats will be suitable. Mix them with shredded coconut flakes (preferably unsweetened ones) and your favourite spice. I'm adding some mixed spice, as it has a bit of everything, but feel free to customise it to your liking. Once you have warmed up the peanut butter and mixed it with maple syrup, all that's left is to combine all of the ingredients together and roll! Easy, right?
Enjoy snacking without feeling guilty!
Don't get me wrong, if you demolish the whole batch of these babies in one sitting, it doesn't count as 'healthy snacking'. But having one or two of these bites, will definitely satisfy the cravings for something sweet, without feeling guilty. They can be a part of healthy, balanced diet, plus they are much cheaper alternative to the shop-bought ones!
I hope you've enjoyed today's recipe as much as I did! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Stay warm and cosy!
Coconut and PB Spiced Energy Bites
- 260 g smooth peanut butter
- 120 ml maple syrup
- 130 g whole rolled oats
- 100 g shredded coconut flakes
- 2 teaspoon mixed spice
- Place the peanut butter in a medium saucepan over a small heat and keep stirring until it's melted and runny. Add maple syrup and keep stirring to combine both, until you have super smooth consistency. Take off the heat.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, shredded coconut and mixed spice. Add to peanut butter and maple syrup mixture and combine all together. Using your hands (or a cookie dough scoop), roll the mixture between the palms of your hands into small balls and place on the baking tray lined up with parchment paper. Once you have used up all the mixture, place the tray with balls into the fridge for at least couple of hours. Enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
- Total time does not include chilling time
- Feel free to use any type of your favourite spice
- Energy bites will last for over a week in your fridge, just store them in the air-tight container.
I’m curious to hear about the different spices people used.
Amazing recipe Anna! Love peanut butter and coconut!
We love energy bites snacks, these looks incredibly delicious and the fact that these are vegan and so easy to put together.
Thank you so much Jagruti! I hope you will get to try this recipe some time soon!
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
These sound amazing and so simple, too! I'll definitely have to try making some as a mid-day pick-me-up for work.
Thank you for the kind words! And these will be ideal to satisfy any midday cravings and keep you going until lunch time!
I love energy bites for a snack! I love the ingredients that you chose to put in them too! Can't wait to make them!
Thank you Carrie! They are such an easy to make treat, and I hope you will love them as much as I do! Let me know what you think!
Two of my favorites together in one delicious bite-sized treat! I definitely need to make this soon! ^_^
Hey Tammy! Great to hear that you like the recipe, hope you will enjoy these energy bites as much as I do!
I love energy bite and make them quite often! Yours look so scrumptious! Going to try them!)
Glad to hear that Veronika! Let me know what you think! And thanks for stopping by 🙂
One of my favorite go to snack is energy balls. Not just they are easy to make but so delicious and filling. I love the spices used here and recipe is amazing
Thank you so much Jo! I love adding mixed spice to almost anything at this time of the year! Hope you will enjoy the recipe!
Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
I'll make them for my Mia 😀 She will love it.
Hey Marta! What a lovely surprise to see you here! Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comment! Hope little missy will like them! :*
Love the simplicity of this recipe! And yes - you said it best...enjoy and dont feel guilty! I'll definately be giving these a try!
Hi Amanda, thank you so much for popping by! Snacks that make you feel good are best kinda snacks, right? Hope you will enjoy the recipe!
Oh yum! I love the choice of ingredients in these bites! So delicious and also good for you. How can you go wrong? 🙂
You can't! 😉 Thanks so much Nicoletta, hope you will give these a go!
Energy bites are one of my favorite sweet tooth fixes. Plus they're a great treat to take on the go. Thanks for sharing.
Pleasure all mine Analida! They are perfect pre or post- workout snack too, and ideal to satisfy sweet cravings!
These energy bites look so good! Maple syrup and peanut butter?! Yum!! I'm pinning this to give it a try.
Thank you Dana, I hope you will love them as much as I do! Let me know what you think!
Oh boy these look incredible! I love peanut butter energy bites and these look absolutely amazing with the coconut, spice and maple syrup. Can't wait to give them a try!
Thank you so much Aleta! If you like peanut butter, then these will definitely be right up your street!
Mmm. These peanut butter energy bites look so delicious! They look satisfying and so easy to make!! Perfect.
Hello Elaine, thank you for stopping by!
They are really one of the easiest and healthiest snacks to make at home! Glad you like them too!
I love homemade energy balls, such a great snack! this is such a delicious flavor combo, Anna!
Hey Anna! Thanks for stopping by! Great to hear that you like this recipe! And yeah, homemade snacks are the best, you know exactly what went into them!
Gorgeous pictures - I like the more minimal style. These types of energy bite never last long in my house, but I do love your choice of flavours.
Thanks so much Lucy! I've had so much fun taking pictures of these and I'm glad you like them too! Same problem here- they never last long! 😉
Such a great snack or pick me up. I love the combo and I make something very similar. So good.
That's great to hear Angela! They are so much fun to make, and everyone loves them!
Ooh these look fabulous! I don't think I've ever seen an energy bites recipe that doesn't require a blender before - this is a definite bonus.
Thanks Mandy! Using PB instead of dates has its benefits 😉
Glad you like the recipe!
Oh Anna, these energy bites look so amazing. Love that they are super quick and a perfect healthy snack.
Hey Esha! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Glad you like them as much as I do, and I hope you will try them some time! Big hug x