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No Bake Energy Bites 12 Different Ways - the perfect easy and healthy no bake & tasty gluten free snacks for on the go or after a workout! Best of all, most of these delicious recipes have no refined sugar and are simple to customize & make ahead for meal prep to pack for school or work lunchboxes. Flavors include: 5 Ingredient, Almond Joy, Apple Cinnamon, Apricot, Banana, Carrot Cake, Coconut Almond Butter, Cranberry, Lemon, Mocha, Oatmeal Raisin, Pumpkin & Turtle Pecan

No Bake Cranberry Energy Bites

No Bake Cranberry Energy Bites make a fun and easy snack for after workouts or school lunchboxes. Only 7 ingredients and you can use sun butter or pumpkin seed butter for a nut-free version.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy bites, healthy homemade snack, no bake snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 energy bites
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 medium very ripe banana about scant 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup natural almond butter OR peanut butter or your favorite nut or seed butter cashew, sunflower or pumpkin seed butter (heated slightly until liquidy
  • 1/4 cup raw liquid honey can also use maple syrup, brown rice syrup, agave syrup or date paste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed optional
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded coconut - I used unsweetened leave out and use additional ground flax seed, oat flour or protein powder instead of coconut if you are not a fan and adjust the amount of sweetener
  • 1-1/2 cups quick oats use gluten free if necessary
  • 3/4 rolled oats use gluten free if necessary
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or dried fruit of your choice

Optional Add-Ins:

  • chopped nuts or seeds
  • chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Stir in heated nut/seed butter and honey and mix until smooth.
  2. Add shredded coconut, oats and mix until well combined. Add optional add-ins if desired. Fold in cranberries.
  3. 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.
  4. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

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Recipe Notes

**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.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Cranberry Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.