Coconut Energy Bites

Coconut energy bites made with dates and unsweetened cereal rolled in coconut flakes on a dish ready to be served

These coconut energy bites are a great no bake snack to make as a family.  This energy bite recipe is kid-friendly and easy to make and store.  It’s perfect for a healthy snack or for lunchbox packing.

Energy bites rolled in coconut flakes on a dish ready to be served

Coconut Energy Bites

Looking for something new in the snacking department?  Check out these no bake, super easy, Snowball Munch Energy Bites; or coconut energy bites.  They’re perfect for kids of ALL AGES!  These energy bites are great in the lunchbox, as part of a balanced breakfast while you’re running out the door or an after school snack.  Here’s a quick video to follow along and make these yummy bites…


No bake kid activities are always a great addition to any weekly menu plan.  Energy bites are a great recipe that’s easy to make and have on hand for the week so that the kids (or adults) can simply grab them out of the refrigerator to eat. 

Making these coconut energy bites are like making snowballs.  You just mix, roll and store.

Here’s the recipe to print and make…

Coconut Energy Bites

Coconut energy bites made with dates and unsweetened cereal rolled in coconut flakes on a dish ready to be served


  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups Rice Krispies® cereal
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes


Stir the old fashioned rolled oats, the Rice Krispie cereals, chia seeds and dark chocolate chips together in a bowl to just distribute all of the ingredients.

Chop the dates in a mini food chopper or food processor. Add those to the dry ingredients.

Stir the peanut butter and honey in to the bowl and work all of the ingredients together until they are full coated.

Shape the ingredients a ball, it's like making a snowball.

Roll them in the coconut flakes.

Place the energy bites on a baking sheet that's lined with waxed paper or parchment paper and place them in the refrigerator until they have full set.

Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one week.


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Rolling Tip!  Coat your hands with a little canola oil before rolling.  It helps to eliminate the sticking.  You can even use non stick cooking spray; just lightly spray one hand and rub your hands together before working with the sticky mixture.

Serving this recipe!

These energy bites are delicious all on their own.  I think these energy bites look a little like a snowball once they are finished.  So, I think they go deliciously with my Melted Snowman Recipe.  This recipe is also what I call a ‘Vanilla Fake Shake’!  It’s thick and creamy like a vanilla milkshake, but it’s filled with all kinds of healthy goodness but without the calories of a milkshake.  It’s a must try!  The link for this recipe is located below the picture…


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Melted Snowman Smoothie Recipe Link

6 Comments on “Coconut Energy Bites”

  1. Hi Jodi,
    Your energy bites will be a great addition to the lunchbox! Hope you are having a great week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Yes they are great for lunchbox packing and after school snacking. Hope you are good too….xo for hosting!

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