No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls

No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls

Need some pop and some zing to get you going in the morning or before a workout? Tired of the same old energy bar du jour? Well, sigh no more because SkinnyMs. has got a treat for you! Our super easy, no bake almond and cranberry energy balls will knock your tired socks off, and will give you some dancing shoes to put in their place.

And even better than the natural kick in the pants these no bake energy balls will provide? We just said it. They’re NO BAKE! That’s right. There’s no need to work up a sweat with oven mitts in the hot, hot summertime. All you need is a sturdy mixing bowl, a few tasty ingredients, and your hands. Then put the balls in the fridge until you’re ready to pop’ em in your mouth. Because there are only six ingredients in these almond cranberry energy balls, they are super easy to prep as well as no bake to boot!

Want the kids to eat a more healthy diet, too? Let them help you mix the ingredients and roll it into balls. They’ll be excited to eat something they were able to help make with their own hands. And believe it or not, so will you! The crunch of the almonds and the sweet and tart, eye-opening flavor of the cranberries will have kids and adults like clamoring for these energy snacks!

No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls

No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls

Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1 energy bite | Calories: 155 | Points Plus: 4 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 5 g | SmartPoints: 5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberry
  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter, (optional peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup almonds, crushed
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, crushed  

Directions

In a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.

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2 Comments on "No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls"

  1. Cindy  September 14, 2016

    I would like to know how to be able to eat something like these cranberry energy balls, granola with real maple syrup, honey or even the cranberries without gaining weight. My husband and I are in the 65-70 yr age group and we have changed our eating habits a lot eating healthier. Fresh fruits, very little flour products, and it seems that when we try to add these little grains, we tend to gain weight. I don’t understand. Please help.

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  September 15, 2016

      Cindy, Portion control! Enjoy one of the treats you mentioned daily and stop at there. 🙂

      Reply

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