Cranberry Pistachio Bites (Energy Balls)


Cranberry Pistachio Bites (Energy Balls)

If you’ve been on the search for an easy, nutritious, homemade protein/energy bite then this is the ultimate one! This no-bake recipe is so easy to put together. Adjustable, delicious, these energy balls are the best for a post-workout snack or start to a busy day!
Loaded with chunks of pistachios, almonds, cranberries, dates, coconut and honey - all natural ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals to keep you full and energized throughout your day.
Whoever is responsible for the idea that we should mash a bunch of healthy ingredients into one little ball as a snack is an absolute genius in my book.
Moreish snack balls, bliss balls, energy bites, call them what you like, are one of the easiest things to make, and they are a perfect little nutrient-dense bite for a satisfying and beneficial snack! 
Who doesn’t love a good protein/energy ball or bar? They are among the most tasty, filling and convenient healthy snack ideas you can enjoy. If you are looking to make homemade energy balls, though, then you have probably got an inkling that DIY’ing it has certain advantages.
The main draw withgoing the homemade route is the infinite customizability. When you make your own healthy treats, you never have to compromise on getting exactly what you are looking for. You can also save money and they can taste way better than anything you can buy at the store.
Store bought protein and energy bars can be expensive. Even the cheaper brands that tend to have more added sugar and other unnecessary ingredients are still a few dollars per bar. Not to mention the bars with more quality natural ingredients.
These homemade energy balls - have a chewy, crunchy texture and are made with ingredients that you can find at almost any grocery store. They are one of my go-to recipes to make so I can have a quick snack to grab on a busy day.
In my opinion, they are better than store-bought protein or energy bars because they don't have any preservatives and artificial sweeteners.
This recipe is full of healthy ingredients like protein, healthy carbohydrates and fats along with fibre, minerals and vitamins. Pop one of these babies into your mouth and you get a boost of energy and satisfy sweet cravings in an instant.
They also look amazing and are a great way of incorporating healthy stuff into your diet. These quick and easy little balls are packed with great flavor and nutrition. Feel free to play around with the recipe and include what works for you.
This recipe is loaded with healthy ‘stuff, making them a great option on-the-go or in your gym bag, or the perfect snack to curb your sweet tooth. All delivered in an oh so nutty, fruity, buttery little ball of pure, unadulterated magic.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword cranberry pistachio bites, cranberry pistachio energy balls, cranberry pistachio snack balls, cranberry pistchio bliss balls
Servings 10


  • 1/2 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/2 cup almonds or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dates, soaked 30 minutes and drained
  • 1/4 cup peanut (or any nut) butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place almonds and dates in food processor and process until broken down and crumbly.  Add pistachios, cranberries, peanut butter, coconut oil and vanilla and pulse just until combined leaving large chunks of pistachio.
    Be careful not to over process as its nice to have different sized ‘bits’ in your energy balls.
    Separate into 8-10 evenly sized balls depending on the size you prefer.
    Store in fridge for up to one week or freezer up to 3months.
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