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3-Ingredient Breakfast Caramel Energy Bites

This recipe for 3-Ingredient Breakfast Caramel Energy Bites was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 

caramel energy bites

I've made some seriously delicious things lately, but these 3-Ingredient Breakfast Caramel Energy Bites are still one of my favorite recipes. These little balls of goodness are just so perfectly snackable, portable, chewy and delicious. And on top of that they have only 3 ingredients, take 10 minutes to make, and are packed with healthy energy and filling fiber. 

caramel energy bites

I made these using International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer (that's where the caramel part comes in!). And aside from the caramel, this creamer contains real milk, cream, and sugar. The Simply Pure line of creamers has three flavors - Caramel, Vanilla, and Hazelnut. Now that I think about it, these energy bites would be delicious with either one of the three flavors.

caramel energy bites

I made the caramel energy bites and had them for breakfast one day paired with a nice hot cup of coffee with Simply Pure Caramel creamer - yum! The next day I finished the caramel energy bites as an afternoon snack when I needed another cup of coffee to get through the work day. Can you tell that I am pretty addicted to coffee? 🙂 It's not something I am looking to change about myself.

Please excuse my peeling fingers in the picture below - that is from rock climbing - but I couldn't resist posting a picture of the yummy chewy inside of these energy bites. They were just so good.

caramel energy bites

caramel energy bites
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3-Ingredient Breakfast Caramel Energy Bites

These Caramel Energy Bites are super simple to make with just 3 ingredients. Great for breakfast or a snack on the go.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Kate


  • ¾ + ½ cup instant oats - , divided
  • 1 cup dried medjool dates - , seeds removed (tightly packed, about 30 dates)
  • 2 tablespoons Simply Pure Caramel Creamer
  • Optional: pinch of salt


  • In a small food processor, pulse the ¾ cup oatmeal a few times until it resembles a coarse flour. Add the dates and the Simply Pure Caramel creamer and salt (if using) and process until it comes together into a thick paste. You might need to scrape down the mixture with a spoon a few times.
  • Transfer the paste to a medium bowl and add the remaining ½ cup instant oatmeal. Use your hands to work the oatmeal into the date mixture. It will be sticky but it should form a thick paste.
  • Rinse your hands, and use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop or measuring spoon to scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough. Roll the dough into a ball with your hands. Note: This is much easier to do if your hands are wet - the mixture will not stick to your hands this way!
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Serving: 3energy balls | Calories: 167kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 36g (12%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 3g (5%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Sodium: 36mg (2%) | Potassium: 300mg (9%) | Fiber: 4g (16%) | Sugar: 25g (28%) | Vitamin A: 370IU (7%) | Calcium: 82mg (8%) | Iron: 5mg (28%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Sunday 20th of March 2016

These are so easy, and they look so delicious!

David @ Spiced

Friday 18th of March 2016

These bites sound like the perfect way to start a busy weekday morning...or the perfect way to relax on a busy weekday afternoon. I love that they only require 3 ingredients! Thanks for sharing! #client

Nicoletta @sugarlovespices

Friday 18th of March 2016

Never made energy bars nor bites, but have always wanted to! Those look good and easy to make. And with that caramel flavor...mmmmm

Little Cooking Tips

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Those looks very delicious Kate! We'll have to check and see if this brand is imported here. As for the "peeling fingers" no one would notice if you didn't mention it:) Rock climbing sounds so fun! Have a beautiful day dear! xoxoxo

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