Cherry Pie Energy Balls

These energy balls are a great snack or dessert option for a picnic, especially for kids since they can just grab one and go. They also keep well and can be enjoyed in a lunchbox or as an after school snack.

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Cherry Pie Energy Balls

Prep Time15 mins
Refrigeration Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • cups dried cherries
  • ½ cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup raw cashews or cashew pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup optional
  • ½ cup quinoa flakes or gluten-free quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut optional

Instructions

  • Place the cherries in a bowl with warm water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and place the cherries along with the dates into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until the fruit starts to come together, about 30 seconds. Add the cashews and process again until the cashews are broken apart and evenly distributed throughout the mixture, another 30 seconds or so.
  • With the processor going, add the cashew butter. Continue to process until the mixture starts to come together to form a dough. Add the maple syrup (if using). Pulse in the quinoa flakes (or oats) until the dough holds its shape when pressed between your fingers.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and roll into a ball between your hands. Roll the balls in coconut (if using) and set on a plate. Repeat until all the balls are formed. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pie Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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