Vegan energy bites made with chai protein powder plus a handful of pantry staples make for the best snack! So easy to make and perfect for keeping hunger at bay.

chai vegan energy bites in black bowl on wood cutting board with chocolate chips

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It’s safe to say I’m an energy bite addict.

From lemon poppy seed to peanut butter mocha, I’ll take energy bites in any flavor I can get!

This vegan energy bite recipe is extra special because it uses protein powder which makes them extra filling.

ingredients for energy bites on platter

Ingredients in Chai Vegan Energy Bites

  • Oats (rolled oats or quick oats work for this recipe)
  • Cashew butter (can substitute with peanut butter or almond butter but I think cashew butter has a less overpowering flavor)
  • Chai protein powder
  • Chocolate chips
  • Agave
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt

ingredients for energy bites in bowl before being mixed

How to make Vegan Energy Bites

Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined. The mixture should be similar to cookie dough.

ingredients for energy bites in a mixing bowl mixed together

Place the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to help set the dough.

Once it is slightly chilled, use a small cookie scoop to form into uniform balls.

energy bites in bowl with chai protein powder in the back

Can you eat raw oats in energy bites?

There’s some debate as to whether raw oats can be good or bad for your digestive system. For me, I can consume raw oats without a problem. If you find raw oats hurt your stomach or you have any digestion issues, here are some tips on how to combat that!

  • Use quick oats. Quick oats are similar to rolled oats but they are thinner (that’s why they cook faster!)

overhead view of vegan energy bites in bowl

Ways to customize this energy bite recipe:

  • Instead of using chai protein powder, you can use a natural or vanilla flavor and add chai spice!
  • Swap out cashew butter with any other type of nut butter
  • Make sure the oats are certified gluten-free to ensure this snack is GF!
  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruit instead of using chocolate chips

hand grabbing energy bite from bowl

How to store energy bites

Energy bites keep best in the fridge. They can last about 2 weeks in an airtight container.

vegan energybites on light pink background with chocolate chips

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If you like this energy bite recipe, you’ll LOVE:
Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Mocha Energy Balls
Coconut Lime Energy Bites

chai vegan energy bites in black bowl on wood cutting board with chocolate chips

Chai Vegan Energy Bites

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This easy and healthy no bake snack recipe is PERFECT for snacking on the go! All filling ingredients, these energy bites are nutrient-dense. Best of all, they only require 7 ingredients!
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword easy snack recipe, energy bites, energy bites recipe, no bake snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 energy bites (number will vary based on size)
Calories 105kcal
Author Amanda



  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes so they are easier to handle.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, make energy bites. Roll the mixture in between your hands to create uniform balls.
  • Enjoy! Leftovers keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for about 2 weeks.


Can subsitute protein powder with any flavor.


Serving: 1energy bite | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.2g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3.5g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 3mg
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