No Bake Nutella Energy Bites Recipe

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Ferrero U.S.A, Inc., the makers of Nutella® hazelnut spread.  I received promotional consideration to write this post to support the Nutella 50th Anniversary . All opinions expressed are my own.

No Bake Energy Bites

Breakfast is always a busy time with everyone rushing to get out the door on time in the morning. I love easy breakfast ideas that are ready to eat. I made these No Bake Energy Bites that can be quickly eaten with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. They are made with peanut butter, oatmeal, ground flaxseed, honey, coconut oil and Nutella. Everyone in my family loves them!

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Have you heard that Nutella is celebrating their 50th anniversary? Woohoo! They’ve recently launched a new Tumblr site (http://www.nutellausa.tumblr.com/) for their Spread the Happy campaign. On the Tumblr page, you can submit photos of your favorite food plus Nutella. You can submit either directly to the Tumblr page or by using Instagram and Twitter and tagging your post with #spreadthehappy.

My Nutella story is that I first learned of Nutella when I was in middle school. I had a neighborhood friend named Emily, whose mom was from Germany. Emily introduced me to Nutella. She would put it on toast for breakfast and I thought that was the coolest thing ever. I’ve been a fan of Nutella ever since then and have passed the love on to my kids.

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To make the No Bake Energy Bites, mix together rolled oats, crispy rice cereal (or shredded coconut), Nutella, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and mini chocolate chips. The great thing about energy bites is that they are easily customizable depending on your family’s favorites. You can add shredded coconut instead of crispy rice cereal or dried fruit instead of mini chocolate chips.

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Scoop the mixture into small balls. I used a tablespoon sized cookie dough scoop. Place the balls on a piece of parchment paper.

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Use your hands to roll them into tightly packed balls. Place the no bake energy bites in the fridge to set.

No Bake Energy Balls

These No Bake Energy Bites are perfect for a quick breakfast when eaten with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. They also make a great snack! I want to make another batch and try replacing the mini chocolate chips with chopped nuts.

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe
 
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Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned, rolled oats
  • ½ cup crispy rice cereal (or shredded coconut)
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix together rolled oats, crispy rice cereal, Nutella, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and mini chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop the mixture into small balls about 1 tablespoon each. Place the balls on a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Use your hands to roll them into tightly packed balls. Place in the fridge to set.

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Comments

  1. Deanna says

    Tonia, thank you for posting so many great recipes. However, if you look at the ingredient list of Nutella, you will know that this recipe is not “clean”.

  2. Amy says

    How much honey does the recipe call for? When I’m looking at it above it just shows a square box beside the honey. Everything else shows up ok.

    Thanks
    Amy

    • says

      No worries!
      1 cup old fashioned, rolled oats
      ½ cup crispy rice cereal (or shredded coconut)
      ½ cup Nutella
      ¼ cup peanut butter
      ½ cup ground flaxseed
      ⅓ cup honey
      1 tablespoon coconut oil
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      ½ cup chocolate chips

  3. Roberta says

    I omitted peanut butter, coconut oil and flaxseed and added orange candied peel , cocoa powder and almonds for an Italian twist! They are great!

  4. Lisa says

    These were so simple to make and taste amazing! I subbed 1/2 of the ground flax for chia seeds…..delicious! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  5. jennifer says

    These are great! Second time i made them, i didnt even put the chocolate chips, they are good enough without them!

  6. kim says

    I wanted to make these to send to my deployed sailor but it takes a month to get to him so I’m assuming they won’t last based on what I read earlier…am I correct?

    • Anneta B says

      Kim, itt depends upon how long it takes to get to him and how hot the transportation conditions are. The oils in the nut butters as well as the butter, if you are using it, will “leak” their oil if they get too warm and could go rancid. Coconut oil does liquify at a fairly low temperature (I’ve seen unopened jars of coconut oil at Costco become partially liquid during the summer and they are in moderate temps.) Better to opt on the safe side and not send them long distances. Besides, the warmer they get, the stickier they may become.

  7. Blair says

    These are so great! I teach a First Year Experience course at a college and I do a class on cooking in the dorm room. I will definitely be using this as a no-bake item for them! Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Amy says

    This looks so good but I can not have flaxseed what can I make it without them, or what can I replace it with?

  9. Sophia says

    I’m sooo making these tomorrow, just need to grab some nutella! I’m going to sub out the chocolate chips for pecans, and switch the cereal out for coconut like you said. I’m really glad there is flaxseed in this, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate flax in my diet. Also- is there anything I can sub the coconut oil with? Would it work if I omit it or no? Don’t sell it where I live:( Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Sophia says

    I’m sooo making these tomorrow, just need to grab some nutella! I’m going to sub out the chocolate chips for pecans, and switch the cereal out for coconut like you said. Is there any sub for the coconut oil? I don’t have it where I live, can it b omitted or subbed? Let me know, I’m so very excited!

  11. Katie says

    These are so yummy! I had to add an extra 1/2 a cup of peanut butter just to get the ingredients to stick together.

  12. says

    I love fool proof recipes like this that you can easily adapt to your own taste without screwing them up. I made these tonight, but instead of Nutella, I used 3/4 cup of Jif whipped maple brown sugar flavored peanut butter. I also added dried cherries in addition to the chocolate chips. I used quick oats and coconut instead of old fashioned oats and rice cereal. They came out amazing. My husband and I couldn’t stop eating them. I’m making another batch tomorrow…and possibly everyday from now on.

  13. Valerie says

    Tania, approximately how many calories are each one of these? They’re in my fridge setting right now and look amazing!!!

    • Tabitha says

      Looks and sounds delicious! I think it would make a great, better-for-you, dessert for my kids and I. Not sure if anyone else posted or looked up the nutritional information, but I used the link provided by the blogger and this is what it came up with:
      Per Serving: Calories:97 Carbs:16 Fat:6 Protein:2 Sodium:18 Sugar:7

  14. Diana says

    OMG, I just tried this out and it is delicious. I always crave for chocolate and now that I am trying to shed some fat, I need something to replace a Snickers.

  15. Ivy says

    Hi ! I like this simple and no bake healthy bites. May I know the size of 1 cup as mentioned in the recipe?
    Thank you.

  16. Rose says

    Just tried these, they’re so simple and delicious. Before I put them in the fridge I rolled them in a bit of the coconut, made them look quite fancy! Thanks for the recipe, nothing too complicated with a fabulous outcome x x

  17. says

    Hi, I just saw your recipe… I want to make this for my toddler (he’s 15 months) can I use instant oats for this or just rolled oats? Also, I’m not planning to use nutella and PB. (no artificial sweets for him now) what can I use instead? Your reply will be a great help! TIA. 🙂

  18. Carmela says

    Is it necessary to keep it on the fridge? What about outside the fridge but in an airtight recipient? How long will it last? Thanks a lot!!!

    • Tonia says

      We did not store ours in the fridge but in an airtight container in the cupboard. With three kids in the family, ours didn’t last long but I would think they would last about a week. Enjoy! ~Tonia

  19. Sara says

    Just curious, is there something I could use in place of nutella? My son is violently allergic to hazelnut. These look so easy and so yummy though!

    • Tonia says

      You could try another nut butter like almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter. Or if you can’t use any nut butters, I would suggest trying to add more Nutella. Best of luck! ~Tonia

      • Nancy says

        I hope you realize that Nutella is a nut butter, it´s made of chocolate and hazle nuts. If you are allergic to tree nuts, use peanuts and if you are allergic to peanuts use tree nuts. If you are allergic to both find another recipe. I´m allergic to tree nuts but not peanuts, so I´m pretty familiar with this topic.

  20. Sum says

    I am allergic to honey. Can I just eliminate it or replace with something?
    Soooo excited to make these!
    Thanks for sharing

    • Tonia says

      The honey adds sweetness and helps hold the energy bites together. I would suggest adding agave nectar or maple syrup. Enjoy! ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Cindy, I would suggest adding 1/2 cup of oats, crispy rice cereal, shredded coconut or chopped nuts in place of the ground flaxseed. Enjoy! ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Crystal, I would suggest using a tablespoon of butter or an extra tablespoon of peanut butter. Enjoy! ~Tonia

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