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

So you like No Bake? No Problem! Try my perfectly chewy, perfectly portable No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free). Hint: they taste like oatmeal raisin cookies. 😉

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I can’t wait to hear your responses.

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  1. Delicious! Completely delicious. Slightly crumbly, and require some time to form into the balls, but overall wonderful. The crumbling could just be due to the fact that my almond butter isn’t very liquidy. Definitely will make this again! Huge hit.

    1. Hi Grace, the flax helps to absorb the moisture, add a nutritional boost and hold the bites together. I think a few readers have tried that with varied results—some successful. Let me know how it turns out for you!

    1. Wahoo! I’m so glad to hear that you both enjoyed these, Tammy. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to let me know. 🙂

  2. I stumbled onto this recipe through Pinterest and I love it! I really didn’t follow the recipe that well (i used pb instead of almond, 1 minute oats instead of gf oats, and local honey instead of maple syrup…and sweetened coconut flakes because its all I had on hand) but the measurements are spot on for perfect energy bites! I’ve tried so many of these recipes in the past but its either too dry or too sticky. I added some shredded chocolate and rolled them in some more coconut at the end. Perfection. I’ll have to fight my boyfriend for the last one!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that, Lizzie! 🙂 I’d say your substitutes are awesome–the measurements are definitely what matter the most! Too dry/too sticky: yep, I totally went through the same thing. Haha on fighting the bf–maybe he can make his own batch next time. 😉 .

  3. I was always taught that food is love and that feeding someone is the ultimate way to show it. I think that is why I love to cook. I may not be able to express myself with words but I can make you something to eat. but we also can care about people by feeding them healthy things. These are perfect!

    1. Same here Jennifer. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me. There’s nothing better than homemade deliciousness to show your love. <3

  4. I love how easy and delicious these energy bites look! and Happy Birthday to your sister Monica, she sounds like an awesome person. Great photo of the both of you. I love all the healthy snacks you share, this recipe looks amazeballs! Loving the coconut in this – YUMMY!

  5. Awwww, sweet pic of you and your sis. I have 2 sisters as well, lots of girls in my family! So cute. Anyhow, these coconut bites look fantastic, I love coconut, it’s one of my favorite ingredients. These will really hit the spot. =)

    1. Thank you Laura. 🙂 Wow, three girls! How wonderful. 🙂 It must’ve been super interesting growing up. 😉

  6. What a sweet post! Happy bday to Monica too! I like almond butter way more than I like peanut butter so these bites are right up my alley. Also, I have a bunch of shredded raw coconut in my panty that needs to be used up soon so making these little ball bites this weekend and eating them every day all next week 🙂

    1. Thanks Karrie! Monica says thanks. 😉 Let me know how you like them! 🙂

    1. Thank you Ashlyn. 🙂 Family love is the best. 😉 Hope you get to try these!