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These no bake gluten free energy bites are made from chocolate, peanut butter and coconut; not only quick-and-easy to make but equally delicious!

gluten free bites in white bowl on wooden cutting board

Friends. With the risk of sounding inappropriate, these chocolate coconut balls are ah-mazing.

Get your mind outta the gutter.

gluten free bites on wooden cutting board

I’m talking about chocolate peanut butter granola bites rolled in coconut flakes

Sounds delicious, right?!

I mentioned in last week’s post about those no-bake bars being my go-to base and trying different variations from there.

energy bites in white bowl on wooden cutting board

Well, here is variation #1 and if I may be so bold, it’s probably my favorite in the history of ever.

In the past, I’ve mixed the coconut in together with everything else. But this time, I switched it up a bit and decided to roll the balls in the coconut flakes. I was inspired by one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes and it panned out pretty well.

gluten free energy bites in bowl and on wood cutting board

These babies are no-bake but before you roll them, I’d recommend putting them in the fridge for an hour or two. They’re easier to roll when they aren’t super hot or as sticky.

The key to a good bite-roll is to get your fingers wet first – it helps de-stick and makes it easier to roll.

I really hope you enjoy these as much as I did – I think they lasted about four days… okay, three days. But who’s counting?! 🙂

No Bake Gluten Free Energy Bites

These no bake gluten free energy bites are made from chocolate, peanut butter and coconut; not only are they quick-and-easy to make but equally delicious! | North Country Nest #northcountrynest #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipe #glutenfreesnack #energybites


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup blue agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. In a food processor, mix together the oats, chocolate chips, walnuts and ground flaxseed. Put mixture in bowl and set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat and mix together the blue agave nectar and peanut butter until well blended. 

  3. Pour the peanut butter-agave mixture over the oat mixture and stir until coated. Put in fridge for one hour.

  4. Pour a handful of coconut flakes into a food processor and blend. 

  5. Once slightly cooled, roll the oat mixture into bite-sized balls and then roll in the chopped coconut flakes. Place on parchment paper to cool.

  6. Depending on the consistency you desire, bites can be stored in the refrigerator or in room temperature. 

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