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Steel cut oatmeal energy bites are an easy, 5 ingredient, healthy treat to make. Satisfy that late afternoon hunger with these simple & delicious no bake energy bites made with wholesome steel cut oats, coconut, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

Steel Cut Oatmeal Energy Bites

Steel cut oatmeal energy bites are an easy, 5 ingredient, healthy treat to make. Satisfy that late afternoon hunger with these simple & delicious no bake energy bites made with wholesome steel cut oats, coconut, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy snack, no bake energy bites, steel cut oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20 energy bites
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick steel cut oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together until combined.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, or your hands, roll into 1" balls. Or smaller depending on what size you want. 

  3. These can be eaten right away or place in the fridge for about an hour.
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

** There has been some confusion about the steel cut oats. There are two kinds of steel cut oats; regular and the quick, 3 minute steel cut oats. Use the quick, 3 minute ones. DO NOT COOK before making the balls. Simply add the steel cut oats straight from the container. I have included a picture of the steel cut oats in the post, go there to see what it looks like if you're still wondering.

If wanted, pulse/chop coconut in a food processor for a finer texture (instead of the long strands).

I have also used 1/2 cup sliced almonds + 1/2 cup coconut and put those in the food processor for a few pulses. We actually prefer these with half coconut and half sliced almonds.

Be sure and use the quick, 3 minute cook steel cut oats. The regular, whole grain steel cut oats are too tough and crunchy. I promise, they're not good in this recipe.