These Cranberry Bliss No Bake Energy Bites can be made in just 5 minutes and with all easy to find, natural ingredients. Sweet, zingy, and so addictive!
You know how sometimes you only grow/learn/discover when you’re really forced to? When you’re in a corner and the only way to get out is by just figuring out how to deal?
That’s how these no bake energy bites came to be. Back in December, I made myself the guinea pig for the 21 Day Vegetarian Reset, my nutrition program that cuts out all grains, dairy, and sugar.
Sugar! As a self-professed sugar-addict, this one was quite hard for me, and after two weeks I was staunchly in a sugar-free corner, craving sweets constantly and nearly giving into the temptation of all the tasty Dutch treats I’m still discovering here in Holland. But then I discovered the magically deliciously sweetening power of dates and my world was changed.
To make these healthy energy balls, you’re essentially just going to grind the nuts into coarse crumbs in a food processor, then throw in the rest of the ingredients.
The dates and dried cranberries help to make the dough stick well together, and also give it a deliciously sweet flavor! We’ll finish it off with lemon zest, vanilla, and sea salt to make these bites absolutely addictive.
- 1 cup almonds 140 g
- 1 cup cashews 140 g
- 1 cup dates 170 g
- 1 cup dried cranberries 130 g
- 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
- 1 lemon zest + juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Blitz: In a food processor, process the nuts until coarse then add the rest of the ingredients and blitz until blended.
- Roll: Roll into bite-sized balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
This recipe first appeared on Amanda’s Cookin’, where I’m a contributor.