These easy No Bake Honey Almond Bites are a honey-sweetened healthy snack made with nuts and seeds. Gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free.
When you need a quick snack, these healthy honey almond bites are a delicious solution.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Simple ingredients
- Easy almond butter snacks
- No bake recipe
- Gluten-free and dairy-free
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete ingredient list and instructions in the recipe card below.
Almond butter - This is our "glue," or binder for our bites. Plus, a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Any nut butter will do, but all-natural is best.
Honey - An ingredient that is rich in amino acids, vitamin C, and all major minerals, it is also free of refined sugar.
Slivered almonds - You can usually find slivered almonds in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. Or, finely chopped work too.
Coconut flakes - I like toasted unsweetened coconut flakes, but regular unsweetened flakes are perfect too.
Note that if you choose to use sweetened flakes, your bites will be much sweeter.
Sunflower seeds - A good source of protein and fiber, I recommend using the unsalted raw variety. But roasted and salted works fine too, use what you have!
Sesame seeds - With a healthy dose of fiber, b vitamins, and plant protein, this little seed is mighty!
Hempseeds, chia seeds, or flaxseeds would make good substitutes.
Vanilla extract - The vanilla helps balance out the sweet and salty.
Before you start: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 1: In a large bowl, add honey, nut butter, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Step 2: Add almonds, coconut flakes, sunflower and sesame seeds, and salt. Stir well until the nuts and seeds are evenly coated.
Step 3: Using a #40 size cookie scoop or tablespoon, pack the tablespoon with some of the mixture and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
This should give you a rounded, dome-like shape. Alternatively, you can roll into a tight ball.
Step 4: Sprinkle bites with desired toppings and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- A cookie scoop is the best option for making these energy bites. If you are using a tablespoon or just your hands, I would suggest using a bit of cooking spray on the spoon or hands to help keep the mixture from sticking.
- Using all-natural nut butter is best. It gives the creaminess you need and is without any added oils or sugars.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Due to the honey in this recipe, these energy bites can get gooey when at room temperature for too long.
A little extra sprinkle of your favorite toppings on these snack bites will make you love them even more!
Some of our favorites include a sprinkle of sea salt or extra sesame seeds.
Or chop up a little bit of dairy-free chocolate chips and fold them into the mixture.
Honey goes great with almonds and combined they are packed with nutritional benefits.
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No Bake Honey Almond Bites
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup all-natural almond butter unsalted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- a couple pinches salt
- sesame seeds
- cacao nibs
- sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add honey, almond butter, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Add almonds, coconut flakes, sunflower and sesame seeds, and salt. Stir well until the nuts and seeds are evenly coated.
- Using a #40 size cookie scoop or tablespoon, pack the tablespoon with some of the mixture and place it on the prepared baking sheet. This should give you a rounded, dome-like shape. Alternatively, you can roll into a tight ball.
- Sprinkle honey almond bites with desired toppings and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.