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Cranberry Energy Bites

These cranberry energy bites are the perfect easy snack. Made with just 7 simple ingredients including almonds, cashews, dates and dried cranberries.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry energy balls
Servings: 22
Calories: 84kcal


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup about 10 Medjool dates, pitted*
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Process: Place almonds and cashews into into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S-shaped blade and pulse until they are chopped into small pieces.
  • Add dates, cranberries, vanilla, lemon juice and sea salt. Pulse until everything is well combined and dough is sticking together. (See note if your dough seems too crumbly.)
  • Form balls: Once mixture is combined, scoop out about 1 Tablespoon of dough (with your hands or a cookie scoop) and use your hands to form the dough into balls. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  • To store: Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.



  • Hard/dry dates: If your dates are hard and dry, you can soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just drain them well before using.
  • Crumbly dough: If your dough seems too crumbly to stick together after processing even when squeezing it together with your hands, you can try adding a couple more dates or adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture starts to hold together well enough to form into balls. See note above.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g