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Oatmeal Cookie Cookie Energy Bites

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bite Hearts - PhotoI wanted to make a treat for Valentine’s Day, but since my kitchen is under renovations I had to decide on a recipe that was fast, easy and all the ingredients could be easily be brought upstairs to make.  My answer – one bowl Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites!  These bites don’t require a food processor and can come together with 4-6 ingredients.  One Bowl Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites - PhotoI normally make these with only oats, flax, maple and a seed/nut butter and they are favorite staple around here!  The recipe is simplified from my Speedy Lactation Energy Bites.  As a treat for Valentine’s Day I decided to add raisins and mini chocolate chips and for fun I cut some into hearts.  I made this batch with sunbutter so I could use them as Valentine’s lunchbox treat.

This Valentine’s Day themed lunch box was for Savanna.

Valentine's Day Lunchbox - photo

Valentine’s Day Lunchbox with a jam and hempseed sandwich, heart strawberries, heart peppers and white American cheese and heart energy bites as a treat.

This Valentine’s Day themed lunch box was for John

Valentine's Day Lunchbox Inspiration - Photo

Valentine’s Day Lunchbox with heart manchego and turkey pepperoni skewers, heart strawberries, grape tomatoes and a heart energy bite treat.

If we they are not going to school we love to make these Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites with a mix of nut butters (peanut butter + almond butter or peanut butter + cashew butter or almond butter + cashew butter).  It is amazing how easy and fast these can come together.  For the winter they are also a great snack on a ski lift.

Hope you ❤️.  

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites - photo

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Keyword:5 Ingredients or less, Cookies, Dairy Free, Easy Recipe, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, lunchbox Idea, No Bake, One Bowl, Quick Recipes, School Safe, Snack, Vegan


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup seed or nut butter I like to do a blend of peanut and almond or cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 TBS of mini chocolate chips optional
  • 2 TBS of raisins optional


  • Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl.
  • Using a mini scoop, measure out bites and roll into balls OR for no bake “cookies” roll dough 1/2 inch thick and cut out using desired cookie cutter (a heart is used above). I cut a bunch of hearts and then rolled the scraps as balls.
  • Eat right away or chill for 30 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks (if they last you more than 3 days)


The quantity is based on 1 inch balls or 12 heart cookies and 12 balls.  
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