Cranberry Energy Bites No Bake make the perfect healthy grab & go snack. Best of all, easy to make with just 7 ingredients with video! Gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free. Plus recipe video!
With back to school season upon us, these Cranberry Energy Bites would make a great snack to pack on the go for school lunchboxes or after a workout.
We make a few batches every week and a few of our favorites include
Plus I just shared these 9 No Bake Energy Bites that have something for everyone.
Plus, they clock in at just 135 calories per bite and are super simple to make! The best part though? These cranberry energy bites are completely no bake. And you can easily customize them by swapping out the ingredients with what you like.
They make a great snack for toddlers and kids and they’ll have fun helping you make them too. We love making a double batch and enjoying them straight from the fridge when we need a quick pick me up.
Cranberry Energy Bites No Bake
- be sure to use gluten free rolled oats if you have a gluten sensitivity – I use Bob’s Red Mill
- the peanut butter / almond butter can be swapped out for any nut or seed butter you like – peanut butter, sunbutter, cashew butter or pumpkin seed butter would work as well
- shredded coconut can be left out if you’re not a fan – just use extra oats, almond flour, oat flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill), ground flax or protein powder instead
- swap out the cranberries for nuts or cacao nibs if you like – cashews or almonds would be great!
- 1/3 cup peanut butter almond butter OR your favorite smooth no stir nut or seed butter (cashew, sunflower or pumpkin seed butter (heated slightly until liquidy)
- 1/4 cup liquid honey brown rice syrup, agave syrup or date paste will work as well
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup finely shredded coconut leave out and use ground flax seed, oat flour or protein powder instead of coconut if you are not a fan
- 1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats use gluten free if necessary(I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or dried fruit of your choice
- chopped nuts or seeds
- chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, mix together heated nut/seed butter and honey until smooth.
- Stir in shredded coconut, oats, and mix until well combined. Add optional add-ins if desired. Fold in cranberries.
- Wet hands slightly and form dough tightly into 1" - 1.5" balls. Or, if the dough doesn't stick together place dough in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to forming dough balls so it's easier to handle. Press additional cranberries evenly around the dough, if desired.
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.
**You can form these into cookies or granola bars by flattening the dough in an 8x8 square pan if you prefer not to roll them out.
Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. months. Allow to sit out for 10 minutes from the freezer before serving.
No Bake Cranberry Energy Bites make a fun and easy snack for after workouts or school lunchboxes. Use sun butter or pumpkin seed butter if the school is nut-free.