No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (V+GF): Nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying energy bites made from just 6 simple ingredients. Vegan and Gluten Free.

May is such a beautiful month. But kinda just sneaks up on you though. One second, it’s all erratic weather, with snowstorms, rain and sunny days all mixed up in a daze… You’re getting whiplash from unpacking and repacking your warm weather clothes and thick winter gear. You’ve looked longingly at the super cute sunglasses you purchased at a steep discount at those Day After Christmas sales… considered, then put back that cherry red polka dot bikini (I know).

But then. But then, it all changes. Those thick, dark clouds go on sabbatical. You take out the vacuum-packing clothes thingy (official term) to put your scratchy wool cloaks away. Yup, cloaks.

And when that vacuum-packing thingamabob comes out, you mean BUSINESS. M’kay?

And, one of the coolest holidays comes up. Mother’s Day. 🙂 Can you tell I’m a momma’s girl? After all, this blog (i.e. me) and my sisters all exist because of that lovely woman. But I’ll keep my big old sack of love (huh, that sounds kinda gross, which I’m sure my mom would appreciate) for Thursday’s post.

No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (V+GF): Nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying energy bites made from just 6 simple ingredients. #Vegan #Gluten Free |

However, another cool holiday comes around as well. What holiday you say? Well, only one of the best, most important holidays there is: my sister Monica’s birthday. I’m also a sister’s girl. Is that a thing?

If you ever meet any of my sisters, you’ll know exactly why I feel the way I do about them. Seriously, they are the most loyal, funny, hard-working, goofy (very important, guys), and All of the Things people you will ever, ever meet. And Monica… goodness gracious, she is one of the best people on earth. Yeah. Earth. And I only say earth because I’ve never been to space and I think it’s kinda crazy that you have to slap down $150k for a seat on Mr. Virgin Galatic’s future celebrity spacemobile thingy (another official term).

Monica and Me

But anywho, Monica is the best big sister ever. She’s the one I told you about, who worked at the Smithsonian. Okay, already how cool is she? She’s super duper smart (has a PhD… like woah!), plays basketball and would totally be in the WNBA if she was just a few feet taller (#normalheightpeopleproblems), and has the biggest, kindest heart there is.

I could go on and on… but I’m pretty sure she’s blushing and uncomfortable reading this right now (hi Mon!!). So I’ll just delicately transition into the recipe. (How delicate was that?)

No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (V+GF): Nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying energy bites made from just 6 simple ingredients. #Vegan #Gluten Free |

Well, what do no bake almond butter coconut bites have to do with my big sis? It’s the origin point that’ll explain it all. 🙂 The thing is, these almond butter bites were based off of my now most popular recipe on this blog, No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites.

The whole reason why I made those bites is because I wanted to make something delicious and healthy that my mom could eat. Okay, Demeter, you’re saying (I’m so rude, talking for you!), what does this have to do with Monica? Well, dear reader, my sisters taught me to care. Care about my mom’s health, care about myself, care about others. Oh, the feels!! And apparently, they did not teach me how to be comfortable with the feels. Erm… 😉

Anyway, so here we are, staring at pictures of No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites, vegan and gluten free, thank you very much, feeling all the feels, getting squirmy… and kinda nice. Quick, someone make a joke!

Um, so, a peanut walks into a bar….

Oh, forget it!

No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (V+GF): Nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying energy bites made from just 6 simple ingredients. #Vegan #Gluten Free |

The cool thing is, my mom and my sisters, and you (yay!!!) can make these No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites really easily. Let me shower you with bullet points about it’s awesomeness. Alright, let’s just blow past the imagery there.

These No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites are:

  • nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying
  • super easy to make
  • made with just 6 ingredients
  • very portable, very delicious
  • vegan and gluten free
  • packed full of protein
  • and don’t cost $150k to make

So grab your favorite almond butter and a sexy wooden spoon (um…), you’re about to meet your favorite new snack.

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No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (V+GF): Nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying energy bites made from just 6 simple ingredients. #Vegan #Gluten Free

No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (V+GF): Nutty, lightly sweet and satisfying energy bites made from just 6 simple ingredients. Vegan and Gluten Free.



Dry Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
  • ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped almonds or other gluten-free, vegan add-ins (chocolate chips, raisins, etc.)

Wet Ingredients

  • ¾ cup natural, unsalted almond butter (mine is very liquidy)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients: coconut, oats, flax and almonds. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: almond butter and maple syrup.
  3. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture. Using a sturdy spatula, fold together until well incorporated.
  4. Scoop mixture into your hands. Roll and press into bites. If the mixture is a little dry, add in a little more almond butter or maple syrup. Enjoy!


– Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If you like them firm, you can store them in the fridge.
– These also keep well in the freezer for up to a month.
– Adapted from my No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free).

  • Prep Time: 10 mins

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Oh, The Recipe that started it all. No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free).


No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites: delicious, easy to make, energy-boosting and super-filling. Made of just 6 simple ingredients, vegan and healthy! BEAMINGBAKER.COM

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No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars (V+GF): Soft and chewy granola bars that taste just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. An easy Vegan and Gluten Free recipe made with whole ingredients. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree

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  1. Yum! I so need these right now. Morning is kicking my butt. And I’m loving the no bake thing too-the oven is going to start being the evil appliance that makes the whole house hot soon. Your family sounds awesome and happy birthday to your sister (museum lovers unite!)

    1. Oh, Megan, you’d love these! 😉 Well good news is that more no bake goodness is coming your way. Yay! Thanks for the lovely comments Megan. 🙂

  2. That picture of you and your sweet sister is ADORABLE! May is a big month around here too, as it is the Southern husband’s birthday…so I think I better make him a passel of melt in your mouth almond bites, don’t you?? Pinned my dear!

    1. Thanks Kate. 🙂 What a month for special people’s birthdays! Tell the Southern Hubs that I said Happy Birthday in advance. Yup, these would make a nice birthday treat. 😉 Thanks K!

  3. Awww, you are so sweet Demeter. And Monica is awesome — a very happy birthday to an amazing girl! And who doesn’t love energy bites? I can have them for all my meals, only if they are super cute and droolicious like these. You are genius my dear! I love how beautifully and deliciously you craft all your vegan and gluten-free dishes. YUM! 😀

    1. Thank you Anu. 🙂 And thank you so much for the birthday wishes–Monica will be very pleased. 🙂 Energy bites are the best! Thanks for all the comment love, Anu. 😉

  4. First of all, you are just the sweetest, I bet your mom is feeling all the feels when she reads this. And your sister sounds just as awesome as you. ALSO I was JUST thinking about making energy bites, like TODAY. Must make. Must make ASAP. Pinning! 😉

    1. D’aw… thank you Meghan. 😉 Well, those two special ladies deserve all of the good feels in the world. Nice!! If you try them, let me know how it pans out! Thanks dear! 😉

    1. Thank you Rahul. She’ll be so pleased to hear about your birthday wishes. 🙂 Perfect for pre-workout snacking, indeed. 😉

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes, Beverley. 🙂 The combo is ridiculously yummy!

  5. I just can’t wait for the weather to warm up! Love this post! Hope you have a nice mother’s day! These bites look awesome, perfect for a snack!

    1. Me too! Here’s hoping for all of us. 😉 Thanks Mira, same to you. 🙂

    1. Same here! Such a delicious nut. Thank you Sheryl. Same to you! Twinsies!! Lol. 😉

  6. Hey Demeter
    Lovely story and you are most fortunate to have that bond with your older sister, she sounds like a beautiful Individual and is a good influence on you. Lucky you. As for your no bake almond butter coconut bites absolutely delicious and a 9 on the efficiency scale well done, and well done on the feels, good on you.
    Happy day and happy cooking.

    1. Hey Loreto! Happy Birthday to you as well. 🙂 Monica is truly very, very wonderful. I am lucky, to say the least. 🙂 Thanks for the positive comments Loreto. 🙂

  7. Happy birthday to your sister. Coconut bites are my favorite. I loved the almond flakes.that made it rich and this will be a favorite snack. I will give this a try soon

    1. Thank you Smitha. 🙂 Almond + coconut are the best! Let me know how you like them!

  8. The love and respect you have for your family is radiating off the screen…hold on, I need to go grab my steeply discounted super cute sunglasses that have been sitting in the drawer for four months to temper this bright glow you’ve created so that I can continue on with the post… 😉 This post warms my heart, Demeter, and I know your Thursday post will do the same! These energy bites are sounding sooo good to me, right now! The only excuse I have to make these beauties is that I am far from my kitchen – but as soon as I get home I am on it!!

    1. Annie, you always make me laugh! You’re hilarious! 😉 I’m so happy to have moved you. <3 Let me know what you think if you do make them. Thanks Annie. 🙂

  9. Happy Mother’s Day and Sister’s birthday to you! May is my favourite month, just as you said, lovely weather, nice holidays (my sister’s birthday too, and most importantly mine :D) and strawberries!!!!
    Though we have just celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, I’m looking forward to your Thursday’s post, coz it’s never too late to be nice to my mom 🙂
    Also (of course) lovely recipe! I really enjoy your energy balls/bites recipes, so keep them posting, I always need inspiration! Pinned!

    1. Happy Birthday to you and your sis!! Are you making a cake to celebrate?? 🙂 Let me know when it’s coming up so I don’t miss it! 🙂
      Hehe… no, it isn’t! Lol. Thanks so much Evi! You’re the best <3

  10. Mother’s Day AND your sister’s birthday this month sounds like a fantastic reason to celebrate! You and your sister are just the cutest! And I’m with you about all of the crazy weather as we head into May. Last year, we saw flurries here in Chicago during the first week of May, but (fingers crossed) it looks like nice weather fort he week. And what a great way to celebrate with these coconut bites! I LOVE that you used almond butter in here. Sounds SO good! Pinned, of course!

    1. Right?? 😉 The weather has been something else, that’s for sure! Flurries into May? Chicago sound like quite the adventurous place! Lol. Thanks for pinning and the comment love, G. 🙂

  11. Awwww so sweet – you and all the family feels going on here today! Warms my heart girlfriend! Love that you are so close to your mother and sister(s)! Just from the little I know about you, I totally imagine you having the COOLEST family ever! I’m going to go ahead and invite myself to your next family shindig.. mmkay? 😉 Ha. Anyways, you make the best bites on planet Earth (<– going with this since I can't afford a ticket to space either). For realz, all your bites look amaze-balls (<–pun intended), and these are no exception! I am having a moment with coconut, so I feel like you made these beauties just for me! Love the almond butter and coconut combo! Crazy deliciousness up in here! Cheers, lil muffin! <3

    1. What better note could I get than knowing that I warmed your heart? Ah, the feels!! <3 I really do! And guess what Chey? The place is already set for ya. 😉 Alright, once we can both afford tickets, we're gonna say the Universe. Haha. Amazeballs: Oh you!! Hahahaha. Hey, what if I did? 😉 Cheers right back at ya, C. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

  12. These look great, Demeter! And I adore almond butter!! Totally pinning this, of course! Happy birthday to your sis! Sounds like two of you guys are the best kind of friends. That’s so nice 🙂 You guys are lucky to have each other, that’s for sure! Happy that it’s May and the weather is finally starting to warm up and I could (hopefully) put away my winter jacket and boots. Woot woot! As for polka dot bikini….I dunno ’bout that, lol. Hope you have an awesome week, girl. xo

    1. Aw, thanks Dawn! My sister will be delighted when she reads this. 🙂 I’ve got Monica and two other sisters to be really, really happy about. 🙂 Polka dot bikini: Hey, I bet you could rock that! Lol. Same to you, D. xoxo

  13. I love making energy bites! I’m always switching between cashew and almond butter, but have been a cashew devotee for awhile. Maybe it’s time to hop back on the almond train 😉 & You’re so lucky to have such awesome women in your life!

    1. Heck yeah! You know what though? Ride both trains! Hehe. I like to rotate them for some variety. 🙂 I really am! Thanks so much Megan. 🙂