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Cranberry Almond Energy Bites Recipe

These quick and easy Cranberry Almond Energy Bites are the perfect sweet and satisfying healthy snack to grab on the go. Great straight from the freezer!

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I am a snacker.

It seems like no matter how much I eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I always get hungry in between. And sometimes, that’s dangerous, because I’ll eat whatever is around. On good days, that will mean apples, baby carrots, and hummus. On not-so-good days, that means Little Debbie Nutty Bars, Cheetos, and leftover tater tots.

Which is exactly why I try very hard to keep healthy and filling snack choices around all the time. I keep Nature Valley Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars in my purse in case I get hungry when I’m out shopping. I try to always keep apples in my kitchen for mid-afternoon snack attacks.

And I try to keep a batch of Cranberry Almond Energy Bites in my freezer.

fingers holding up energy bite in front of bowl full of bites

How To Make Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

Chopping your almonds is about as strenuous as this recipe gets…and believe me, it’s worth it.

So, gather up your ingredients.

Ingredients for energy bites laid out on counter - oats, honey, peanut butter, flax seed, dried cranberries, almonds

Pour your honey and your peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl.

measuring cup pouring honey into a bowl with peanut butter

Nuke it for a few seconds until it melts and you can stir it together in sweet and creamy peanut butter deliciousness.

peanut butter and honey mixture stirred together with a spatula

Pour all of the rest of your ingredients into the bowl…

Dry ingredients add to peanut butter - flax, oats, cranberries, almonds

and stir it up.

All ingredients mixed together in glass bowl with red spatula

Then grab your cookie scoop! You can always just grab about a tablespoon’s worth of dough and roll them up into bites, but my cookie scoop is one of my most commonly used kitchen tools, so if you don’t have one yet, this is a fantastic excuse to get one!

Cookie scoop scooping out energy bite mixture onto a silicone baking sheet lined cookie sheet

Once they are all scooped, put them into the fridge for a while to harden.

All of the rows of energy bites scooped out onto a cookie sheet

Then stick them into an airtight container like Tupperware or a freezer storage bag. You can keep them in the fridge for about a week, but I prefer to keep them in the freezer since they last longer (about 3 months…but I always go through a batch before then!) and it doesn’t take them more than a few minutes to soften enough so they are easy to eat.

white bowl of energy bites

And it never hurts to make a double batch, just in case….

bowl of energy bites

**Pro tip – sometimes I add in rice krispies cereal for extra crunch and it is all kinds of delicious!

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These quick and easy Cranberry Almond Energy Bites are the perfect sweet and satisfying healthy snack to grab on the go.

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These quick and easy Cranberry Almond Energy Bites are the perfect sweet and satisfying healthy snack to grab on the go.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/3 c. almonds, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Add peanut butter and honey to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop bites onto a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper.
  4. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Tiffany Montgomery

Friday 24th of January 2020

Love these! I think they would be a great substitute for protein bars for my kids breakfast. Is there a way to increase the protein content in them without adding protein powder (It usually has milk/whey in it that we can't have)?

Becky

Saturday 25th of January 2020

That's such a good question. I actually researched that when I made these because I was also trying to avoid using protein powder. Unfortunately, I haven't found a good solution (yet!). All of the other higher protein energy bites I've seen use protein powder!

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