6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites

What can I say?

I love creating, eating, and dreaming about energy bites!

These 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites are no exception.

The BEST 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites | This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients!

This recipe was created for my son’s Kindergarten Christmas party last year. I volunteered to bring a treat and wanted something festive, but the sugar cookie and fruit/veggie slots were already taken.

What was a mildly creative and holiday-themed foodie obsessed mom to do?

Well after an “aha moment” I found a bag of half-eaten (whoopsies, I’m neither confirming nor denying this…) Christmas M&Ms and added a few of them to whole food ingredients to make a “healthier” treat for the kiddos!

Related Recipe: Peppermint Cocoa Energy Bites

The BEST 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites | This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients!

If only I didn’t love them so much too. My self-control was that of a child myself…They taste   SO.    STINKIN’.   GOOD.

Oh well, it’s Christmas. Calories don’t count, right???

I used creamy natural peanut butter, but I am dying to try my friend, Kari’s, holiday butters in this recipe. She makes the most delicious nut butters in the world. Like shut the front door AMAZING! Her flavors are spot on, not to mention her adorable packaging.

The BEST 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites | This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients!

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You will also see, I used “snow” in this recipe. Don’t fret if you live in sunny AZ, it is actually finely shredded unsweetened coconut. I used it in both the”batter” and as an optional topping by either sprinkling it on top or rolling the bites in it.

Related Recipe: Peppermint Fudge

Freezing these 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites is also a wonderful option.

I did it in an attempt to gain some sort of portion control with these holiday beauties, but it turned out they were just as delicious frozen.

A little more time consuming to eat as they were rock hard, but delicious nonetheless. Ha!

The BEST 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites | This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients!

This year, I will be making a double batch of these babies and popping them in the freezer WEEKS before my kids’ school parties and quickly remove them the day of and bring to the celebration.

No one will be any the wiser, except the other school mommies that read this. Ha!

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The BEST 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites | This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients!

6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites
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This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients! Find more healthified recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
25 bites
Servings
25 bites
6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites
Print Recipe
This healthy no bake recipe is easy and quick to prepare. Oatmeal, flaxseed (or hemp seeds), peanut butter, M&Ms, honey, and "snow" aka finely shredded coconut make up these homemade gluten free goodies. Make these raw bites for kids and adults alike. Think monster cookie, but with 5 simple whole food ingredients! Find more healthified recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
25 bites
Servings
25 bites
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup "snow" finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup Christmas M&Ms, coursly chopped or crushed
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds or ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup peanut or nut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
Servings: bites
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Scoop out 1 Tbsp at a time. Press and roll into balls.
  2. Chill in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat! Store bites in sealed container.
  3. **If your mixture is very sticky, add more oats or chill mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll into bites.
Recipe Notes

I have used both regular green and red holiday M&Ms and Chocolate Holiday Mint M&Ms  in this recipe. Both flavors tasted amazing!

This recipe was inspired by this one at My Crazy Good Life!

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17 thoughts on “6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites

  1. These look like a great healthy Energy Bite for the holidays! We really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Brilliant! Love that you made them into little bites vs. bars. Saving this recipe so I can still bring a sweet treat to my grandkids without hearing my daughter say: “mom, they don’t need more sugar!” Ha!

  3. I love how easy these Christmas Energy Bites are to make – and they look very easy to eat as well! Love that they can be made ahead and frozen, Sammi. Scheduled to pin and tweet. Thank you so much for your support of Hearth and Soul.

    1. I love that you call them cookie balls! That is a very accurate title considering they taste like raw cookie dough…the safe kind 😉 But who am I kidding I eat cookie dough no matter what. Ha! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Charlotte!

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