Need a homemade snack idea your family will love?
Energy bites are yummy no bake treats made with oats and nut butter that can be customized with your family’s individual tastes. These Pistachio Cranberry Energy Bites are SO YUMMY and were super quick to make using a food processor. I love that they are portable and can be conveniently taken anywhere or packed in lunches.
Pistachio Cranberry Energy Bites
Adapted from the book Energy Balls by Christal Sczebel
- 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
- 1 Cup Dried Pineapple
- 1/2 Cup Pistachios (no shell)
- 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 Cup Cashews
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter or Cashew Butter
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 3 Tablespoons Water
1.) Place all ingredients in a food processor and turn on for about a minute or until pretty smooth. Add a little more water if needed.
2.) Roll out teaspoon sized balls on a cookie sheet. Freeze until firm, then enjoy! That’s it! SO EASY
This batch made about 18 balls. Using a recipe nutritional calculator they came in at about 130 calories per ball.
Note: You can definitely use other dried fruits as the original recipe called for dried pears and dates instead of pineapple and cranberries. I knew my kids wouldn’t eat the dates so I just substituted with ones they would! 😊 I also have used peanut butter instead of cashew butter, and I’m sure you could use whichever type of nut butter works for you.
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.