These cherry energy balls are like little cherry pie bites. They take only 10 mins to whip up and require just five ingredients.
Y’all know I’m a big fan of Larabars. I like that most of the bars have a simple ingredient list and that they can cure a craving for something sweet with naturally sweetened goodness like dates and dried fruit. If I’m on the run and need a quick snack I’ll gladly pick up a bar at the store, but I’ve found that homemade Larabars are crazy easy to make at home too. I’ve made full bars before (see my Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabar recipe) but I really like making them in ball form because it’s so easy, the portion size is smaller and it’s fun to say, “Wanna try my ballz?” <— Just kidding on that last part. Kind of.
Anyhow, whether your looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your after-dinner craving or you need a healthy mid-afternoon snack option, these Cherry Larabar Balls fit the bill.
Take about 10 minutes on Sunday to make a batch of these balls and you’ll have an energy boosting snack that’s convenient, portable and delicious! The best part — you only need five simple ingredients. And you probably already have most of them in your pantry right now.
The balls are made up of raw almonds, cashews, sweet and caramely dates, slightly tart cherries and shredded coconut. I don’t know what it is about the cherry and coconut combo, but I love it!
These would be awesome with a few mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs thrown in as well. I kept them a tad healthier by leaving the chocolate out this time, but I will certainly be adding it to my next batch. With the chocolate they’d make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.