EASY Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites in a bowl with pieces on counter and glass of milk. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
No Bake Energy Bites cut into squares and stacked. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

This is it!  This is THE recipe to make this Spring, Summer, and into the Fall and Winter.  Super Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, nutty (but no nuts!), chocolaty, chewy, crunchy, and filling.  Eat them for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!  Kids love them because they taste great.  Adults love them because they are good for you.  Schools love them because they are nut-free.  YOU will love them because they are scrumptious!

The best part??  NO BAKING!  And you can store them in the freezer!  

 

LOADED WITH FIBER, PROTEIN, & MORE!

The ingredients in these Energy Bites are loaded with health benefits and lots of fiber and protein, which help to give you energy.  Protein is a macronutrient that is metabolised into energy for the body and helps to repair and build tissue.  Soluble Fiber thickens when digested to slow gastric dumping and help to maintain energy. 

Here are some of the ingredients that really pack a punch!  

Measuring cup with chia seeds over bowl for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

  • Chia Seeds may only have become popular in the US in recent years, but they were a staple and treasured part of the ancient Mayan diet.  The word Chia in Mayan means strength!  They are low in calories but absolutely packed with nutrients and health benefits!  They have Soluble Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Antioxidants, Magnesium.  The benefits from Chia Seeds are huge!  

Measuring cup with flaxseed meal over bowl for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

  • Flax seeds are another good source of Fiber, Protein, Calcium, and Omega-3 Fatty acids.  If you are not eating fish, then Flax seeds are a great alternative source for omega-3s!  See more on the health benefits of flax seeds.
  • Oats are another AMAZING source of nutrition with tons of protein, fiber, plus Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamins B1 and B5 – wow!  Check out all of the health benefits of Oats!
  • Sunflower Seed Butter is also a great source of protein and healthy fats, but here we also get Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant and is great for helping to balance cholesterol and boosting immunity.  Read more on the health benefits of Sunflower Seed Butter here.  You could certainly substitute with peanut butter or almond butter, but you will get similar nutty flavor and is good for nut allergies.
  • The other ingredients are: Shredded Coconut, Rice Cereal, Chocolate Chips, Virgin Coconut oil, Honey, and Vanilla Extract.  
No Bake Energy Bites on parchment and cut into squares. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
No Bake Energy Bites cut into squares with hand holding one. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

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MAKE YOUR NUT-FREE, NO-BAKE ENERGY BITES

This recipe seriously could not be any easier to make!  The only 2 prep steps to do is first to blend the oats in a mini food processor to break them up a bit. 

Second, if your coconut oil is in a solid state (unless warm, it most likely is), Then warm it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds or so to melt it to liquid.  The coconut oil will help the energy bites firm up as it cools and turns back to a solid in the mixture. 

Then simply measure out all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Put all of the wet ingredients into a smaller bowl.  

All dry ingredients (rice cereal, flaxseed, oats, chia seeds, coconut, chocolate chips) in bowl for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Pouring honey into Sun Butter in bowl with fork for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

 

Then combine, mix, scoop into a parchment lined sheet pan, spread into a flat layer, and freeze!

Pouring honey & Sun Butter mixture into dry ingredients for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

All ingredients mixed in bowl for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Hand holding mixed ingredients for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Hand pressing down parchment paper in pan for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Adding mixed ingredients to parchment lined pan for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Energy Bite mixture pressed down into parchment lined pan for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

No Bake Energy Bites in a sheet pan in freezer to set. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

 

That’s it!  After an hour in the freezer, you can remove the pan and start to cut into squares or bites.  The great thing is that these stay soft enough to take out and eat right away, so you can store these in the freezer for up to 4 months! 

No Bake Energy Bites on parchment and cut into squares. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

No Bake Energy Bites cut into squares and stacked. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

No Bake Energy Bites cut into squares and stacked. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
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EASY No-Bake, Nut-Free Energy Bites

These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, nutty (but no nuts!), chocolaty, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Energy Bars, Granola Bars, Healthy snacks, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Setting Time 50 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 50 squares
Calories 66 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1.5  cups  whole rolled oats  chopped lightly in food processor
  • 1.5  cups  crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2  cup  unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4  cup  chia seeds
  • 1/4  cup  flax seed  ground
  • 1/4  cup  mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2  cup  Sunflower butter I used Crunchy
  • 1/4  cup  virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4  cup  honey
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Lightly grind the rolled oats in a food processor.

  2. if your coconut oil is in a solid state (unless warm, it most likely is), Then warm it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds or so to melt it to liquid.  The coconut oil will help the energy bites firm up as it cools and turns back to a solid in the mixture. 
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add the Sunflower butter, coconut oil, honey, & vanilla. Mix until combined.
    Pouring honey into Sun Butter in bowl with fork for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (Oats, Rice Cereal, Shredded Coconut, Chia Seeds, Flax Seed, & Chocolate Chips)
    All dry ingredients (rice cereal, flaxseed, oats, chia seeds, coconut, chocolate chips) in bowl for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
  5. Pour the wet mixture over dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
    Pouring honey & Sun Butter mixture into dry ingredients for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
  6. Press the Energy Bar mix into a 9" X 13" pan (greased or lined with parchment), chill in fridge or freezer.

    Energy Bite mixture pressed down into parchment lined pan for No Bake Energy Bites. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert
  7. Cut into 5 rows across the 13” length and then 10 columns.  Enjoy!

    No Bake Energy Bites on parchment and cut into squares. These Easy Nut-Free, No-Bake Energy Bites with Chocolate Chips are magnificent!  They are sweet, chewy, crunchy, & healthy.  Only minutes to make & no Baking! Breakfast, snack, or dessert. #energybars #granolabars #snackrecipes #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #healthybreakfast #healthydessert

Recipe Notes

You can substitute the sunflower butter for peanut or almond butter.

Do not substitute the Coconut Oil or the bites will not firm up.

50 Servings (1 Serving = 1 Square Bite)

You can store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in freezer for 3-4 months.

 

 

Magical Sriracha Hummus without Tahini

2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it.  This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

✨Magical Sriracha Hummus✨is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it’s perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  It’s so easy, I hesitated to add it as a recipe!  But, we could all use new inspiration, right?  This is Hummus without Tahini, but still full of flavor.  The chickpeas have so much creamy flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive! 😍  

 

 

Sriracha Hummus is Magical: Easy, Yummy, Healthy

This Sriracha Hummus without tahini is Magical because there are only 2 main ingredients (not including salt, water, oil) and it takes only minutes to make.  It’s also Magical because it tastes unbelievable and can be used in so many different ways in every meal and also snacks (scroll down for ideas!).  I seriously cannot get enough of this stuff! 

But the magic doesn’t stop there!  Sriracha Hummus is so GOOD FOR YOU! 

  • Chickpeas are high in protein and are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber!
  • Sriracha is made from red chili peppers which have capsaicin.  Capsaicin has been shown to increase your metabolism, as well as boost your mood, and reduce hunger.  Chili Peppers also have vitamins A and C, which help to strengthen your immune system!  Right on!  Click here for more on the benefits of Capsaicin.  

Try these other easy recipes with Chickpeas and/or Sriracha:

Ways you can eat your Magican Sriracha Hummus!

Not only can you enjoy hummus with crackers, pita, and veggies. The options are endless, so give these ideas a try!

  • layer on toast with avocado and/or egg
  • put on sandwich with cucumber, tomato, and roasted red pepper
  • mix into pasta for a thick, creamy, protein-packed sauce!!
  • add to slow cooker chili, stew, or soups
  • mix in a chicken salad with carrots, celery, feta, a little Greek yogurt and scallions
  • mix into mashed cauliflower or potatoes!!!

WHAT OTHER IDEAS DO YOU HAVE??   Please tell me in the comments. 

2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it. This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

SUPER EASY TO MAKE!

1️⃣ Drain & Rinse 1 can of Chickpeas. Then add them to a mini food processor.  My Cuisinart Mini Food Processor is one of my absolute favorite and most used gadgets in my kitchen!

Whole Chickpeas in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus.  This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

2️⃣ Add 1 Tbls Sriracha Sauce & 1 Tbls Oil.  I love Sriracha and use it on eggs, on sandwiches, in soups, salads…the list goes on.  My go-to Sriracha is Huy Fong Foods Sriracha which you can find in most stores or just place a quick order from online!

Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus.  This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

3️⃣ Add 1/4 cup water and pinch of salt to taste 
4️⃣ Pulse then fully process until smooth. Add a drizzle more oil if needed and more Sriracha/Salt to taste.

Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus.  This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

That is it, my friends!  Enjoy this amazing and magical Sriracha Hummus for all your days to come!

😍 Carrie

2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it. This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

Magical Sriracha Hummus

Magical Sriracha Hummus is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  This recipe is a Hummus without tahini, but still full of flavor.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

Course Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword appetizer, chickpeas, dips, garbanzo beans, Hummus, party food, snacks, sriracha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chickpeas about 15.5 ounces
  • 1 tbls Sriracha or more to taste!
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Drain & Rinse 1 can of Chickpeas. Then add them to a mini food processor.  Pulse to get them blending.

    Whole Chickpeas in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus. This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!
  2. Add 1 Tbls Sriracha Sauce & 1 Tbls Oil.  Add 1/4 cup water and pinch of salt to taste.  

    Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus. This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!
  3. Blend until Smooth.

    Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus. This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!
  4. Serve as a dip, snack, on sandwiches, on toast, with eggs, with pasta, on salads, and so much more!  Enjoy

    2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it. This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!