Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites

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Loaded oatmeal cookie energy bites are a quick and healthy portable snack option that satisfies every craving! Just as the name suggests, they’re “loaded” with ingredients that are both delicious and nutrient-dense.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 oatmeal balls 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (or finely shredded)
  • 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup crushed pretzels, pretzel thins or peanut butter stuffed pretzels
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used a mix of white and semi-sweet)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins or dried cherries


  1. Add oats through cinnamon to a food processor and pulse a few times until everything is evenly chopped up. Then add peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt. Continue to pulse (scraping down sides as needed) until it resembles a thick and chunky dough. 
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the chocolate chips and raisins (I sometimes use clean hands for this step). 
  3. Use a 1.5 Tbsp scoop to portion mixture in balls, and roll between your hands. 
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 



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  • These are best stored in the refrigerator. Eat within one week or freeze. 
  • Sub any nut butter for the peanut butter. 
  • Make vegan: use pure maple syrup instead of the honey and be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips.