No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites (V, GF, DF): a one bowl recipe for protein-packed energy bites bursting with whole ingredients. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Whole Grain.
Hiya! How are you today? Energetic? Sleepy? Maybe just somewhere in the middle? Either way, I hope you’re having an amazing start to the day because… we could all use that, don’t you think?
Last week, I shared my dark chocolate coconut almond trail mix cookies with you. I’ve already received awesome feedback and readers telling me they’d make just one change to the recipe: DOUBLE it next time. 😉 Yeah!
So this week, I thought we’d kick off with something super fun with similar trail mix vibes: No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites! Why yes, I did have to put an exclamation mark after that. Are you a fan of no bake treats? If so, do you associate no bake with desserts or energy-packed snacks?
Oh, I kind of like the sound of that… energy-packed snacks. Maybe we should write a song for it. It might go something along the lines of:
Hiking up the hill with my energy-packed snacks,
Looking for some rocks to carry in my backpack.
Sounds like something crazy, but it’s called ruck…ing
Feeling so energetic, no longer simply nap-ping.
Why yes, you’re very welcome for that lovely tune. See, who said I couldn’t provide you with an ego boost?? I’m here to simply embarrass myself with these lyrical “stylings” and make you feel waaaay better about yourself. 😉 Friends do this for friends, amiright? 😳
Anywho, I’ve clearly had my fair share of these no bake bites and I’m ready to conquer that ridiculously hilly snow-topped hill near my house (yes, it is a hilly hill… if you can imagine). All I need are some of those tennis-racket snow shoe thingies, a little packet of these bites, and Erik for company, of course. Who wants to join us? 🏂
The thing is, I get super, super crazy excited about no bake treats because they’ve totally changed our lives. A year ago, I thought they were kind of weird. I mean, no baking, no cooking of the oats, no boiling, nothing at all? And you get these little balls of food. It was odd. But very intriguing.
I kept my distance until this blog led me to a deep-sea exploration of the wonderful world of bites. Okay, there was no sea, but there was plenty of biting. Of food. Not Erik. I tried a couple recipes, but really wanted to make something that had as little sugar as possible, without it, ya know, tasting like it had as little sugar as possible.
And that’s when I created my no bake peanut butter coconut bites. Folks, that recipe is the most popular recipe on my blog. How did the humble little bowl of bites climb and conquer it’s way through all the bites on the net… we’ll never know. How did something no bake become so popular on a baking site? 🤔
But let’s work with what we do know: bites are easy. They’re so easy to make, even easier to eat, and filled with the tastiest, simplest ingredients. In fact, you can customize any and all of the no bake recipes I’ve shared with ya. Cool deal, right?
Just two weeks ago, I shared the chocolate chip version of those popular bites, and now I’m here to bring you a trail mix remix (couldn’t help myself) of those bites. It’s been trail mix fever around here ever since the month of January kicked off. Et voilà, I’m proud to introduce my No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites.
This month is all about us getting more active, eating better, healthier, cleanier and more er’s I can’t think of right now. Feel free to add more er’s in the comments below. 🙂
Anyway, ever since I started whipping up no bake bites, Erik and I have completely changed the way we look at snacking. Before, we’d just about purchase all of our snacks. We’d make plenty of snacks at home for my mom, but totally fail to whip up something stress-free, filling and healthy for ourselves.
While there are lots of amazing pre-packaged snacks out there, I have to admit, we tried and ate so many that we just needed a switch-up to our routine. There’s only so many times you can hear that crinkling wrapper before you
start twitching need a change.
Once we got the flow of no bake going, there was no stopping us! The cool part for Erik is that he feels really good about making them himself. He’s still a bit nervous with baking and some aspects of cooking, but he’s become a total boss when it comes to no bake bite making. Seriously, the perfect spheres he makes put me to shame. And I’m okay with that! 😒
That’s the beauty of no bake—anyone can do it. No offense, Erik! 😝 It’s easy, quick and so satisfying. I could go on about this all day long, but I know you’ve got a busy day ahead of you. So, allow me to shower you with all of these No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites best, most edible, bulletpoints (doesn’t that sound safe?). These no bake bites are:
- easy to make, and ready in minutes
- chewy and texture-packed
- made with simple, feel-good ingredients
- vegan, gluten free, dairy-free, whole grain
- a one bowl recipe, oh yes
- bursting with seeds, nuts and fruit
- lightly sweet and deliciously nutty
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- perfect for all your adventures
- great for snacking
- so cool, because they have their own song (in case you forgot)
So what do you think? Will you join me in whipping up all manner of no bake delights? I’m so happy to get fit, get fueled and get going with you. Here’s to an amazing new year packed with new adventures!
Tell me, what’s your favorite way to get active?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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- ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips (mini and regular)
- ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
- ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ¾ cup natural, unsalted creamy almond butter
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients: chocolate chips, cranberries, walnuts, sunflower seeds, oats, coconut and flaxseed.
- Add almond butter and maple syrup. Using a sturdy spatula, stir and fold together until well incorporated.
- Scoop mixture into your hands (mine are 2 tablespoons each). Roll and press into bites. If the mixture is a little dry, add in a little more almond butter or maple syrup. Enjoy!
- Adapted from my No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free) and my No Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites (V, GF, DF).
- More No Bake recipes (all V, GF, DF): No Bake Almond Butter Cookie Dough Granola Bars, No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Energy Bites, No Bake Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites, No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Bites.
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