Energy bites

Energy bites

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Plus chilling no cook


Makes 8
Shape a mix of peanut butter, flaxseeds, pecans, raisins and coconut into balls for a healthy, energy-boosting snack

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal204
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 100g pecan
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 75g raisin
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (or a mix- we used milled flaxseed, almond, Brazil nut and walnut mix)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup (also known as agave nectar) is a naturally occurring sweetener similar in…

  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

    Peanut butter

    pee-nut butt-ah

    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…


  1. Put pecans in a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add raisins, peanut butter, flaxseeds, cocoa powder and agave syrup, then pulse to combine.

  2. Shape mixture into golf ball-sized balls and roll in desiccated coconut to coat. Put in the fridge to firm for 20 mins, then eat whenever you need a quick energy boost.

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18th Apr, 2016
These are great for kids before sports, give them energy without the bulk. I use them on the way to football practice with a chocolate milk drink. Perfect
TheEightHours's picture
13th Sep, 2015
these are literally the best things to quickly whip up and use as a healthy snack
kathryndonna's picture
21st Jun, 2015
This is a fantastic recipe to play around with. I use almond butter instead of peanut and have varied the nuts/fruit combo and always gives great results - try dried sour cherries instead of the raisins, my fave! For personal preference I don't use the desiccated coconut but have tried rolling them in sesame seeds, raw cacao powder or just left as they are - all delicious!
16th Feb, 2015
Not too keen on coconut so took a handful of peanuts, crushed them up and rolled the balls in the them. Delish!
22nd Oct, 2014
These are delicious!! I added a tiny bit of rum, which adds even more depth to the flavour. If you keep them quite crumbly they're also great to add to yogurt as an alternative to granola.
10th Jan, 2014
I imagine that almond butter would work as well? I really can't eat legumes, and peanuts fall into that category. These sound delicious, and will make a great treat when energy lags due to low blood sugar. I'm now off to the store to buy the ingredients.
10th Apr, 2013
How many are in one serving?
20th May, 2015
This amount makes 8 balls (which is one serving). It's easy to increase the amount in the recipe though and make more or bigger/smaller balls if you want different serving sizes!
philinbrighton's picture
2nd Mar, 2013
YUM! I made my smaller too as they're quite rich. Beware though, they're addictive! I made them for my boyfriend to take to the gym and I've just polished off three of them!
25th Nov, 2012
These are perfect for people who like goodies that are not overly sweet, they have a more earthy and natural taste. The texture in the mouth is quite tacky, so I made the balls quite small to avoid them being sickly and this yielded 20 balls.


16th Mar, 2014
How long will these keep in the fridge? Can I freeze them?
goodfoodteam's picture
24th Mar, 2014
 Hi there. Yes you can freeze these, or they will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
17th Jul, 2013
Hi, these look great but how many count as a serving please?
goodfoodteam's picture
24th Mar, 2014
Hi there. One energy ball counts as one serving, thanks.
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