Looking for an edible recipe that is tasty and good for you, too? These no-bake cannabis energy bites are a customizable, nutrient-dense snack that you can make with ingredients you already have on hand. Plus, you can choose from various infusion options to suit your preferences, like my Bliss MCT oil.

No-Bake Cannabis Energy Bites

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  • An easy recipe that is completely customizable
  • Multiple infusion options to choose from
  • Want to make it easy? Start with my Bliss MCT oil for perfect dosing, and have it delivered directly to your doorstep!
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Why You Will Love This Recipe

When we think of edibles, we almost always think of sweet treats.

Cannabis brownies and chocolate chip cookies are the most popular here on the website.

While they are, of course, tasty and delicious, I have so many members of my Well With Cannabis Community who are always looking for healthier options.

In this post, I will show you how to make no-bake cannabis energy bites for a simple, healthy treat that you can prep ahead of time and enjoy on the go.

This post will show you how to use your different infusions and extractions to make the perfect, customizable treat.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup rolled oats: old-fashioned rolled oats work better in this recipe than quick cook oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter: any type of nut butter you like, such as peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or hemp seed butter
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries: or any kind of dried fruit you like
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup: or any liquid sweetener such as honey, sugar-free maple syrup, or agave
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds: or any other seed, such as hemp seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Bliss MCT Oil: or your choice of cannabis infusions from the alternative infusion section below
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon: or any spice, or combinations of spices, of your choice, such as nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.

Step-by-Step Instructions

No-Bake Cannabis Energy Bites
  • Step 1 – Mix everything together in a large bowl until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Step 2 – Using your hands, create 1-inch balls and roll them between your palms until they are perfectly ball-shaped.
  • Step 3 – Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Learn more about how to store edibles here.

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

What Are Energy Bites?

Energy bites are a cute, compact version of the energy bar and can be made with all the goodness of plant-based ingredients.

I love energy bites because all you have to do is mix everything and roll it in a ball, and that’s it; you have a snack prepped and ready to go.

These no-bake cannabis energy bites are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and dried fruit and are packed with nutrition from nuts and seeds.

All of the healthy ingredients in this recipe come together to make a sweet, chewy, super nutritious, balanced snack.

The oatmeal and the chia seeds provide complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, while the nuts and nut butter provide protein and heart-healthy fats to slow down digestion.

All these healthy ingredients work together to help keep you fueled, full and focused all morning long.

These energy bites are healthy enough for breakfast or a post-workout snack and come together quickly because they require no baking or cooking.

The Formula for Customizable Energy Bites

The best part about this recipe?

With my basic formula, you can switch up your dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and nut or seed butter to make customizable bites packed with your favorite ingredients.

1 Cup of Oatmeal

For this recipe, you will want to use old-fashioned rolled oats. Quick oats will not provide the same consistency. I use Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats.

While oatmeal is naturally gluten-free, it is often cross-contaminated with gluten-containing grains during processing.

To ensure that the oats stay gluten-free, they test each batch in their quality control laboratory when they arrive from the farm and are packaged in their dedicated gluten-free facility.

*Note: a small percentage of people with Celiac disease may not tolerate even the purest oats.

½ Cup of Nut or Seed Butter

Due to convenience and cost, peanut butter is my nut butter of choice, but this recipe works with just about any nut butter you like.

For those allergic to peanuts, alternate nut butter may be a better option.

Options on the market today include almond butter, cashew butter, and walnut butter.

For those who may be allergic to nuts and peanuts, butter made from seeds is a great choice.

Hemp seed butter is a popular choice that uses allergen-friendly hemp seeds to make a creamy, delicious, nut-free butter.

⅓ Cup Dried Fruit

Options include but are not limited to, dried blueberries, cherries, cranberries, figs, apricots, dates, pineapple, apricots, banana chips, and coconut flakes.

Recipe Note: be sure to chop your dried fruit unless it is already chopped or small, like dried blueberries.

The energy balls will not hold together if the dried fruit pieces are too big.

2 Tablespoons Liquid Sweetener

Using a liquid sweetener in this recipe not only adds a sweet flavor but also contributes to the texture and consistency of the recipe.

I do not recommend swapping this for a dry sweetener like granulated sugar.

Pure maple syrup, honey, agave, or another liquid sweetener will work.

2 Tablespoons Seeds

Adding just a small amount of seeds to this recipe is an easy way to get more vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

Seed options include, but are not limited to, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds.

When using pumpkin seeds or any other larger seed, break them down in a food processor first.

1 Tablespoon Cannabis Oil

As mentioned above, using my Bliss MCT Oil is my preferred way to infuse these energy bites.

Each tablespoon contains approximately 15mL. Each 1mL of Bliss MCT Oil contains 2.5mg of CBD and 2.5mg THC, each ball will contain approximately 3mg each.

I’ve also included alternative infusion options if you don’t want to infuse cannabis oil.

If you choose another option, just be sure to use one tablespoon of non-infused oil still to keep the consistency of these bites the same.

½ Teaspoon Spices

Spices are an excellent way to add not only delicious flavor to your energy bites but also add extra nutrition.

Warming spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, ground cloves, ginger, or turmeric, work best in this recipe.

Just be mindful of which spices you are using; you wouldn’t want to use an entire 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves – instead, you would want to opt for something milder, like pumpkin pie spice.

Alternate Infusion Options

As with all things cannabis, there are many ways to infuse something.

Below I will go through all of the various cannabis oils, infusions, and extractions you can use to make energy bites just right for you and your preferences.

You must choose an option that is right for you based on your own personal tolerance.

If you are unsure, it is best to follow the golden rule of “start low and go slow” and start with my edible dosing guide.

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Cannabis Oil

I prefer to infuse this recipe by adding one tablespoon of infused Bliss MCT Oil to the mix.

Each 1mL of Bliss MCT Oil contains 2.5mg of CBD and 2.5mg of THC, so each bite will contain approximately 3mg of each.

The infused oil easily blends well with the rest of the ingredients, and it is something most people have on hand already.

Of course, there are so many different oils to choose from you will want to pick the one that is right for you.

Here are just a few ideas of different oils I have available here:

  1. Coconut Oil
  2. MCT Oil
  3. CBD Oil
  4. ABV ‘Already Been Vaped’ Oil
  5. CBG Oil

Cannabis Concentrates

One of the easiest ways to make infused foods is with cannabis concentrates

These are the most convenient, easy-to-use, pre-prepared concentrated products for cannabis infusions.

Because they are concentrated, you only need to add a tiny bit to each recipe to get the experience you are looking for. 

Because you only need to add a tiny bit, cannabis concentrates will not disrupt your food’s volume, texture, or flavor.

For this reason, cannabis concentrates are the perfect way to infuse these no-bake energy bites. 

Distillate Concentrates

While THC-dominant cannabis concentrates must be purchased at a recreational or medical dispensary in a legal state, CBD-dominant cannabis concentrates can be purchased from my shop here. 

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Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO)

Full-extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO, is a concentrated, whole-plant, full-spectrum cannabis extract.

This means that all of the important plant compounds, from cannabinoids to terpenes and other plant materials, are present in the extract.

FECO is a powerful concentrated cannabis extract that interacts with our endocannabinoid system.

Simply mix your FECO with the nut or seed butter you are using.

If you are interested in making your own FECO, check out my post detailing how to make full-extract cannabis oil here.  

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Decarbed Cannabis Flower 

Using decarbed cannabis flower is not everyone’s favorite way to infuse, but it works.

Before incorporating straight cannabis as an ingredient in any recipe, it’s important to understand the process of decarboxylation or decarbing.

This process must occur before creating the recipe for you to experience the benefits of activated THC or CBD.

Raw cannabis flower buds contain nutrients and other amazing compounds in their fresh state, like CBDA, THCA, and terpenes

However, raw cannabis plants do not naturally contain large amounts of active THC or CBD, the two most popular cannabinoids. 

To experience the benefits of activated THC or CBD, cannabis must first undergo decarboxylation

Without decarboxylation, you will not experience the full range of activated cannabinoids such as THC or CBD.

If you’ve never gone through the process before, have no fear; decarbing is simple.

Bake the dried cannabis in the oven at 240° F for 40 minutes for a THC-dominant flower and 240° F for 90 minutes for a CBD-dominant flower.

If you have never decarbed before, you can get started with my beginner’s guide to cannabis decarboxylation here.

After this process, you can add this decarbed flower to any recipe, such as my favorite cannabis ranch or cannabis taco seasoning.

Because each person has a different endocannabinoid system and responds to cannabis differently, it is important to add an appropriate amount for your tolerance.

This recipe calls for one gram of ground, decarbed cannabis flower, but you can adjust this as needed to suit your needs.

Decarbed Kief

Kief is a fine, powdery substance that accumulates at the bottom of a grinder or other cannabis container.

Kief typically contains the highest concentration of resinous glands, or trichomes, that contain cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBG, etc.

This means that kief can be much more potent than flower or trim.

Because of this, you may be able to use less of it in this recipe or more, depending on the effect you’re looking for.

Remember that you still need to decarb the kief just as you would traditional flower to enjoy the benefits of CBD, THC, CBG, etc.

If you’ve never worked with kief before, you can get my guide to decarbing and making edibles here.

Energy Bite Formula

My Favorite Energy Bite Combinations

  • Hemp Seed Butter + Dried Blueberries + Chia Seeds + Cinnamon
  • Cashew Butter + Dried Tropical Fruit (pineapple, banana, coconut) + Hemp Seeds + Ground Ginger
  • Sunflower Butter + Dried Cherries + Pumpkin Seeds + Pumpkin Spice
No-Bake Cannabis Energy Bites

No-Bake Cannabis Energy Bites

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These no-bake, cannabis energy bites are a customizable, naturally vegan, gluten-free, and nutrient-dense snack that you can easily make with ingredients you already have on hand, complete with multiple cannabis infusion options to choose from.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 bites


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter or seed butter
  • cup dried cherries of any kind of dried fruit
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds or seed of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Bliss MCT Oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or spice of choice


  • In a large bowl, mix everything together until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Using your hands, begin to create 1 inch balls and roll between your palms until they are perfectly ball-shaped.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.


*If you choose another infusion option, be sure to use 1 tablespoon of non-infused oil still to keep the consistency of these bites the same.
Alternate Infusion Options:
    • Bliss MCT Oil: Each tablespoon contains approximately 15mL. Each 1mL of Bliss MCT Oil contains 2.5mg of CBD and 2.5mg THC, each ball will contain approximately 3mg each.
    • Decarbed Cannabis Flower: Add one gram of ground, decarbed cannabis flower during step one
    • Decarbed Cannabis Kief: Add 1/2 gram of ground, decarbed cannabis kief during step one
    • Cannabis Concentrates or FECO: Add your desired amount of cannabis concentrates to the nut or seed butter. You may need to warm them together to get them to incorporate gently. 
*Nutrition facts calculated using a combination of peanut butter, dried blueberries, pure maple syrup, chia seeds, and ground cinnamon.


Serving: 1bite, Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 50mg, Potassium: 110mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I infuse these energy bites with tincture?

No, you would not want to infuse these energy bites with an alcohol-based tincture like the Green Dragon or QWET Tincture unless you want to evaporate the majority of the alcohol off first. The alcohol will be too strong and offputting for this recipe.

No-Bake Cannabis Energy Bites

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  1. With just a tsp/decarbed flower in 12 bites, approx what would be the THC dose in a single ball, using 25% THC flower?

  2. Hi there! If you averaged say, 2 grams, per teaspoon the total batch would have a total of 500mg THC. 500/12 = 41.6mg THC per bite. If you want to play around with the calculations, you can put the numbers in the edible dosage calculator to find the right amount for you.

  3. Heya, unfortunately these aren’t gluten free if they contain oats 🙁 I know some gluten intolerant people can enjoy oats (I can’t) but most with celiac can’t. Just thought I’d let you know 🙂

  4. Hey Aug, thanks for sharing your thoughts here. As a registered dietitian, I know oats can be super tricky for those with Celiac disease, even when labeled gluten-free, that’s why it’s always best to do what works best for you! Some people do just fine with oats, but if you don’t, it’s best to skip this recipe 🙂