I made these easy Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites to combat tortilla chip incidents.

Fig and Almond No Bake Energy Bites. Easy, healthy, vegan, and gluten free

These incidents occur most frequently at 4:45 p.m, when it’s too early to sit down to dinner, but my oblivious stomach is growling anyway. I tell myself that I need just a little bitty something to tide myself over until mealtime. Nothing so serious as a protein bar—a few tortilla chips should do the trick.

Flash forward 15-minutes, and I’m two-thirds of the way through the bag, hungrier than when I started, and really I might as well bust out the salsa, because what are tortilla chips without salsa?

No Bake Fig Almond Energy Bites. The best easy and healthy snack, and you can take them with you anywhere! Vegan and gluten free.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. An easy and healthy snack—vegan and gluten free

Eventually, I am forced to cook, because Ben does not view “tortilla chips” and “dinner” as synonymous—plus by this point, I’ve eaten all but one sad, crumbled chip at the bottom of the bag. By the time we sit down for our actual meal, I’m no longer hungry. The pesky tortilla chips have beaten me again.

Fig almond no bake energy bites are designed for the crucial moments like my 4:45 p.m., when you need something to satisfy your appetite between meals. They are also a far, far happier, healthier choice than a bag of chips. They are also ultra-portable, making them ideal for an on-the-go breakfast. I even keep a few in a small container in my purse for long afternoons running errands. The Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through is far less tempting when my stomach is silent.

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. A quick healthy snack! Vegan and gluten free

How to Make Fig Almond Energy Bites

I love how simple and wholesome the ingredients in fig almond no bake energy bites are:

  • rolled oats
  • dried figs and dates
  • flaxseeds
  • almond butter

The almond and fig taste lovely together, the dates provide natural sweetness, and the flax, oats, and almond butter add filling fiber and protein. They are even vegan and gluten free! So much to enjoy.

To make the bites, simply blend the ingredients in your food processor, roll into balls, and chill. That’s it! I’ve taken to making a quick batch of energy bites (or these Golden Raisin No Bake Energy Bites) on the weekends, so I have an easy, healthy snack or post-workout booster on hand whenever I need it. (Some other favorites are these super adaptable Energy Balls and these tasty Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites, and I’ve got to try these Healthy Cherry Energy Balls sometime.)

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. A quick, healthy snack that's vegan and gluten free

Energy Bites Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate leftover energy bites in an airtight container for up to two weeks. The bites will be safe to eat longer but will begin to dry out. They can be eaten directly from the fridge, though I like to let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before munching.
  • To Freeze. Place fig almond bites in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw and enjoy bites as desired.

More Easy and Healthy Snacks

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites. Vegan and gluten free

Move over tortilla chips. 4:45 has a new snack supreme!

Fig and Almond No Bake Energy Bites. Easy, healthy, vegan, and gluten free

Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites

5 from 4 votes
An easy and healthy snack made with figs, almond butter, dates, and oatmeal. You'll love this chewy, fruity treat! (Vegan and gluten free).

Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins

Servings: 18 1-inch bites, approx.


  • 15 dried Mission figs (6 ounces)
  • 7 pitted Mejool dates (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup natural almond butter
  • 3/4 cup oats, either old fashioned or quick cooking (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a KitchenAid® 13-Cup Food Processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse a few times to loosely combine, then with a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Blend and pulse for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture begins to clump and sticks to the sides of the bowl, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed.
  • Portion the mixture into your hands, then roll the mixture into any sized balls you like. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Refrigerate leftover Fig Almond Energy Bites in an airtight container for up to two weeks. The bites will be safe to eat longer, but will begin to dry out. They can be eaten directly from the fridge, though I like to let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before munching.

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  1. Very good! I added a touch of honey and rolled my bites in finely crushed walnuts. Funny how almost everyone has the same tortilla, salsa, hummus experience that knocks out dinner motivation!5 stars

    1. Hi Jodie! I’m so excited to hear how much you enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing this wonderful review!

    1. Hi BJ! Nutritional information is something I started adding to recipes in January 2016. Unfortunately, it’s a time-consuming process, so I’m unable to go back to all my past recipes to add it. The good news is that you can calculate the calories for free at MyFitnessPal (there are other similar sites too). I hope that can be a helpful resource for you!

  2. Super great recipe!! Nice and quick, really good snack to keep you going throughout the day, I didn’t have any almond butter so substituted in peanut butter. Just as good!! Can’t wait to try more varieties :)5 stars

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