My favorite snack and dessert recipes involve:
So I’m excited to share this quick and easy no bake recipe I whipped up this week. I debated what to call these – Cookies? Snack balls? Clusters? I settled on bites because their shape varies and they are pretty good for ya!
The recipe is super simple – the hardest part (which isn’t really that hard) is getting your coconut butter nice and soft. You can do this either in a microwave (carefully) or put the whole jar in a pot of hot water. You want it to be the consistency of room temperature butter so it will mix well with the other ingredients.
I used oat flour for a doughy taste, but I imagine whole wheat flour would work fine here too. Make oat flour by sending oats through the food processor until you get a flour consistency. Swap out the walnuts for any kind of nuts you like too.
Start by mixing all of your dry ingredients in a bowl –
And then add your coconut butter and water and use clean hands to bring mixture together.
Form into balls (or clusters!) Give them a squeeze to help the ingredients stick and then roll.
Pop them in the freezer for a few hours and then transfer to a bag for easy storage. Keep them frozen so the coconut butter stays hard! They are soft enough to bite into straight from the freezer though.
No Bake Honey Coconut Bites
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup softened coconut butter
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup coconut
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
- Soften coconut butter to the consistency of room temperature butter.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Add coconut butter and water and mix well with clean hands.
- Form into balls (or clusters!) Give them a squeeze to help the ingredients stick and then roll.
- Arrange on a sheet pan and freeze.
- Store in freezer.
Can you post the nutritional value per each piece? I get the feeling they pack quite the caloric punch! Would be interesting to see nutritional facts laid out for your concoctions. Thanks!
When I put the recipe in a calculator, I get 131 calories per “bite”! With 8.4 grams of fat and 5.3 grams of sugar! So pretty high for a small snack, especially if you wanted to have more than 1.
All real food and the perfect bite of energy when you just need something small to tide you over!
Exactly! Besides the fat comes from the walnuts and coconut butter and the sugar from honey. You can tweak recipes anyway you see fit to adjust the sugar and fat per bite. I would probably use dates instead of honey, slivered almonds because that’s what I have on hand, etc.
These look good! Do you know the nutritional information for each bite? (Cute name, by the way!)
Yum! Assuming honey gets added with the coconut butter and water…?
Yes…either way is fine
Thanks for sharing, Kath! These look delicious!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
These are perfect! Yummmo!
How do you stop the chia seeds from becoming gooey?
I think the freezing helps!
Samantha @ThePlantedVegan says
These sound INCREDIBLE! Can’t wait to try these out!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
These were super good, thanks Kath!! I used coconut flour and added finely grated lemon rind of one small lemon – tastes like decadent lemon slice and came together in 5 minutes.
Interesting idea for snacks. I think I can easily pop a few 🙂
Wow, yes I love the one bowl snacks, especially little round energy bites that you can just pop into your moth super quick for an energy boost. 😉
These look and sound awesome! I’ll give them a whirl soon! 🙂
Kathleen West says
These look great! Would coconut oil work the same or do you need to use butter?
I think you need the thicker coconut butter