No Bake Dark Chocolate Chia Energy Bites: A Treat That is Completely Guilt Free

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Jump to recipeAre you looking for a delicious no bake energy bite? With 100% whole food, no gluten, only natural molasses as a sweetener, and loaded with superfoods I have your new favorite energy bite recipe. These no bake dark chocolate chia energy bites are just what you need to get that rich chocolate fix absolutely guilt free.
no bake chocolate chia energy bites recipe

Indulge your chocolate obsession with No Bake Dark Chocolate Chia Energy Bites

When you eat a clean diet there is still a definite need to fill those fatty, sweet, chocolatey cravings! Having delicious recipes like this on hand will help guide you in learning food substitutions to lead the healthy lifestyle you strive for! I’ve developed a bit of a dark chocolate obsession and I have a few recipes that I’ve created all involving cocoa powder to get me my fix. My latest creation I’m gladly sharing with you today to satisfy your own chocolate cravings! This recipe is great for so many people:
  • Kids love them
  • Perfect for breastfeeding moms to increase milk supply
  • Great to help you lose weight when you replace junky desserts or snacks with these instead
  • Perfect for on the go
  • Great for meal prepping for the week.

What is An Energy Bite?

no bake chocolate chia energy bites recipe Energy bites or energy balls are typically a no bake creation based around oats. You CAN make them with other things like almond flour but typically they are oat based. Kind of like a healthy cookie replacement. Oats do not contain gluten but are often processed in factories that do so if you are sensitive you can easily find gluten free oats to complete this recipe with. You mix all the tasty ingredients together and form perfect little balls (or logs work great also) for a tasty snack or meal. RELATED: Clean Eating Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Energy Bites

What superfoods are in these no bake chocolate chia energy bites?

These are some of my favorite energy bites to make (even if you usually have to floss after eating them because chia seeds totally get stuck in my teeth). They look really decadent, taste great, and are LOADED with superfoods! Superfoods are all-natural foods that we have learned hold a ton of health benefits. They are nutritionally dense and a great idea to add into your diet regularly.
dark chocolate chia no bake energy bites recipe

Dark Chocolate:

  • removes free radicals
  • improves heart health
  • good for your cholesterol

Chia Seeds:

  • great source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • wonderful protein source
  • equal amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber (which is rare)… making them great for loose or firm stools, basically they help keep you regular either way

Coconut Oil:

  • increases good cholesterol while lowering bad
  • good for your brain function
  • prevents heart disease
  • contains 3 unique HEALTHY FATS


  • promote heart health
  • reduce blood pressure
  • great source of fiber


  • loaded with antioxidants
  • anti inflammatory
  • combats numerous illnesses

RELATED: Protein Packed Double Chocolate Energy Balls

How to Make No Bake Dark Chocolate Chia Energy Bites

dark chocolate chia no bake energy bites recipe


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup unrefined virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 dates
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup chia seeds
ingredients for no bake energy bites recipe


1. Soften (but ideally do not melt fully… it’ll work ok still if you do, the energy balls will just be sticky until they firm up in the fridge) the coconut oil. It’s best to do this over the stove but if you’re in a rush the microwave will work as well. I do try to avoid using the microwave to heat the foods I’ve paid more their health benefits because the microwave can break down the healthy properties of them. 2. Mince the dates.
no bake dark chocolate chia energy bites recipe
3. Next add oats, cocoa powder, molasses, coconut oil, peanut butter, cinnamon, and dates to a bowl and mix well until everything in fully incorporated. It’s truly that easy! Just throw everything into one bowl and mix well.
mixing the ingredients of no bake dark chocolate chia energy bites recipe
4. Place the chia seeds into a small bowl. 5. Form small bite-sized balls with the oat mixture by rolling them in your hand. Press the ingredients together tightly or they will fall apart. 6. Set the energy ball into the chia seeds and roll them around. Shake the balls around in the bowl until fully covered or feel free to roll them around by hand. You will get a bit messy with your delicious creation.
covering dark chocolate energy balls in chia seeds
7. Place the dark chocolate energy bites on a plate or in a Tupperware and place into the fridge to harden. Allow to harden in the fridge for 20 minutes and then store in an airtight container. To help your delicious chocolatey superfood maintain its shape, continue to store them in the fridge. Please check out our newest post and your new favorite totally indulgent guilt free snack to try: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Energy Balls chocolate peanut butter energy bites Is this recipe right up your alley? Would you be interested in more completely healthy chocolatey fixes? Let me know what you think and how they turn out for you in the comments below.

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    1. Sheila I’m so happy to hear it! We have tons of great posts in the archives and as a subscriber you will be notified of tons of extra health and happiness tips every week!

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