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Cranberry Energy Bites

No Bake Cranberry Energy Bites make excellent healthy grab and go snacks. These gluten free and dairy free granola balls are easy to make with just 7 ingredients, and are a guaranteed kid favorite! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 energy bites
Calories 136 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, mix together heated nut/seed butter and honey until smooth.
  2. Stir in 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* 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.