Apple cinnamon no bake energy bites are fun, filling, and could not be any easier to make. They’re great for school lunch boxes, too!
How was Thanksgiving, everyone?! Anyone else in need of a quick detox before we head into Christmas cookie season? Or is it already Christmas cookie season? I may or may not have some in my freezer…
These apple cinnamon no bake energy bites are the perfect solution for those times when you’re craving something sweet — perhaps an afternoon snack or a little nibble of something sweet with your morning coffee. Am I the only one that likes that?
These are naturally sweetened with dates and honey and they’re a great snack any time of day. They’re seriously so simple to make. You throw all the ingredients into your food processor and blend. Roll into balls and then you’re done. Could it be any easier? I think the kids might even enjoy rolling those little balls for you (think play dough!).
I partnered with Nuts.com for this post and used their dates and dried apple rings. I grew up eating dried apple rings so when I took a bite of one of theirs, it was a blast from the past, in a great way!
Dried apple rings are perfect for these no bake energy bites because unlike fresh apples, they aren’t juicy, and they aren’t as perishable. These energy balls will keep in your fridge for well over a week of healthy snacking, if they last that long. You can freeze them too!
If you eat one of these energy bites 50% of the time you’re craving a cookie, I’ll bet you’ll end up 5 pounds lighter come January. Please note, “I’ll bet” implies “I’ll bet you ZERO dollars and I hold no responsibility whatsoever for your weight.” Just wanted to clear that up.
Happy (healthy) snacking!
PS: You’ll find that Nuts.com has something for everyone — you might even be shocked by their huge selection!
Interested in more easy healthy snacks?
- 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup dried apple slices
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until completely blended.
- Roll into balls (I use a two teaspoon scoop). Store in an airtight container.
- Best stored in fridge and eaten cold.
- Serving size: 2 energy balls.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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Husband’s take: He loves these no bake energy bites too – he said he likes them even better than my chocolate coconut nut-free energy balls.
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: Easy! Seriously, so easy.