The Perfect Camping Snack: No Bake Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites - Miss Clark's Spoonful

The Perfect Camping Snack: No Bake Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites

It's hard to believe that summer is fleeting. As they say, August is one loooooooooong Sunday night for teachers!

Luckily, I was able to take one last trip this summer. I embarked on a road trip and headed up to camp in the Adirondacks to visit some extended family.

I've vacationed to the same campground ever since I was young. It's amazing to me how nothing ever changes.

I love everything about the small town charm, easy living, windy mountain roads, breathtaking views, lakeside sunsets... I could go on and on! It was glorious to be outside, unplug, and enjoy the fresh air.

Road tripping! Side note, I've discovered the wonders of enjoying a road trip playlist on Spotify. Like, 5 years too late.
Of course, I was still on my food game. To me, camping food should be low-prep, protein-packed, easy to store, and enjoyable! Why is it that everything tastes better outside? 

All of that being said, I've got the perfect camping snack for you:

No Bake Coconut Almond Butter Energy Bites!

No bake, no mess, no problem. They're lightly sweet and nutty. They can also easily be vegan, and gluten free. We enjoyed these little bites of deliciousness while hanging around the campsite, and toted them along on a nature hike. 

Here we go!


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup dates (finely chopped) or chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup natural, unsalted almond butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (not pictured)


In a large bowl, mix together the coconut, oats, flax and chopped dates/chocolate chips. Set aside. I ended up making one batch that included dates (for the grown ups), and one batch that included chocolate chips (for the kiddos.... and the grown ups).

In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond butter and maple syrup.

Combine with dry mixture, and use a sturdy spatula to fold together until incorporated.

Using your hands, roll into bites. If you find that the mixture is too dry, add in more almond butter.

Simply store in an airtight container, and you're good to go. The energy bites do not have to be refrigerated, but should be kept at a cool-ish room temperature.


Our nature hike, by the way, was fabulous.

Every day should start with coloring mandalas by the lake, don't you think?

So long, sweet summer! Catch you next year.

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