Make your own healthy snack bites with this recipe for Cherry Larabar Balls. Whip these up with just five ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

Make your own healthy snack bites with this recipe for Cherry Larabar Balls. Whip these up with just five ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

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.

Make your own healthy snack bites with this recipe for Cherry Larabar Balls. Whip these up with just five ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

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.

Make your own healthy snack bites with this recipe for Cherry Larabar Balls. Whip these up with just five ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

The balls are made up of raw almonds, cashews, sweet and caramelly 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.

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Cherry Larabar Balls (gluten free + vegan)


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Make your own healthy snack bites with this recipe for Cherry Larabar Balls. Whip these up with just five ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Place coconut, almonds and cashews into food processor (affiliate link) and pulse until everything is chopped into small pieces. Place nut mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put dates into the food processor (affiliate link) and pulse until a paste forms (the dates will probably form into a sticky ball).
  3. Add nuts and coconut back into the processor with the dates. Add in cherries and pulse until well combined.
  4. Roll dough into tablespoon size balls.
  5. Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Make your own healthy snack bites with this recipe for Cherry Larabar Balls. Whip these up with just five ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

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  1. I love this delicious recipe! I started making homemade larabars a couple years ago because they’re quite expensive to buy! The ball idea is awesome and gives 2-3 perfect bites. I made a little extra crushed nut & coconut mixture and rolled the balls in it. Thanks for the fantastic idea. YUM!

  2. I tried making these and they will not stick together, despite me following directions to the letter. My mixture is very dry. I’m going to add more dates to try to make it stick, but I’m wondering if for some dates, they may need to be soaked in water prior to adding?

    • One thing I have noticed is that the dough may seem crumbly but once you pick it up and start forming it together with your hands it will stick together. Have you tried that? If so, you may be right. Your dates may have more dry (or smaller) than mine. I suggesting adding a few teaspoons of water or a couple more dates. Let me know how they turn out.

  3. How did you get yours to roll up in a ball? Is there supposed to be some type of liquid added, such as maple syrup or coconut oil?

  4. I need these in my life! I’ve been going for morning runs, and I need something to grab quickly before heading out the door that will fuel me for a few miles, until I can get home, get cleaned up and make breakfast. I’ve made a few in the past with almonds, but none with cashews and almonds together. So I’m excited to try this recipe!

  5. Going to try making these this weekend!! I was trying to think of a healthy snack on the go option and I found it 🙂 .. also wouldn’t mind getting the chance to shock someone with “wanna try my ballz?” haha!

  6. I’m probably just missing something, sometimes I find it very hard to process what I’m reading, but where do I add the cherries in? Thanks! These look delicious! I cannot wait to try them 🙂

    • I see food processors all the time at 2nd hand stores. I just gave a large one that I had found to a friend. She was so excited!

  7. I had tried just working the dough first, but they wouldn’t stick, so that’s when I soaked more dates briefly in hot water, drained them and then processed them before adding to the mixture. That worked well and the balls turned out beautifully! I just had dates that were too dry.

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