These dark chocolate cherry energy bites are an easy to make, healthy, no bake snack. Filled with nutrition, these delicious energy bites will be your new favorite thing to make and eat!

No Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites | Alex Aldeborgh, Daisybeet, MS, RD

What do you crave when you reach for an afternoon snack? I often want something fruity, crunchy, and chocolatey. These no bake chocolate cherry energy bites offer all that and more, because they are incredibly nutritious!

Filled with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make a big batch of these energy bites and store them in the fridge for a week of healthy snacks. They’re so tasty – it’s hard to stop at just one! These energy bites are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and soy-free, so they’re suitable for people with a wide range of dietary restrictions.

No Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites | Alex Aldeborgh, Daisybeet, MS, RD

How to make no bake dark chocolate cherry energy bites

This energy bite recipe is very easy to make, especially because it requires no baking or special equipment.

Just combine all your ingredients together in a mixing bowl: old fashioned rolled oats, creamy natural peanut butter, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, pepitas, dried cherries, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, and dark chocolate chips.

Mix everything up until well combined. Pop the bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes to allow the ingredients to harden together. Then, roll out 1 inch balls with the batter. This recipe will make 16-20 energy bites.

You can store dark chocolate cherry energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, or freeze them for up to 3 months.

No Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites | Alex Aldeborgh, Daisybeet, MS, RD

Dark chocolate cherry energy bites nutrition notes

These energy bites are packed with several nutritious ingredients. They make an excellent healthy snack on their own, or paired with a piece of fruit!

Dried cherries nutrition: A one fourth cup serving of dried cherries provides 3 grams of dietary fiber and plenty of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, calcium, and iron.

Cherries are also very high in antioxidants and melatonin, an antioxidant which helps with natural sleep patterns.

Peanut butter nutrition: Peanut butter is a good source of plant-based protein – in fact, peanuts have more protein than any other nut! A two tablespoon serving of peanut butter has:

  • 8 grams of protein
  • 8 grams of good monounsaturated fat
  • 2 grams of dietary fiber
  • 208 mg potassium (5 percent of your daily needs)

Flaxseed nutrition: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients. It’s best to eat ground flaxseed, because our body is able to absorb its nutrients better that way. One tablespoon of ground flax contains:

  • 2 grams of dietary fiber
  • 1.3 grams of protein
  • 1597 mg omega-3 fatty acids – flax is particularly high in ALA omgea-3 fatty acid

Flaxseed is also high in plant compounds called lignans, which have powerful antioxidant properties.

Pepitas nutrition: Pepitas are pumpkin seeds with the white hull removed. They are packed with nutrients! A one ounce serving of pepitas provides:

  • 1.7 grams of dietary fiber
  • 7 grams of protein
  • 6 grams of omega-6 fatty acids
  • Micronutrients, including iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus.

As you can see, there are tons of nutritional benefits to eating the ingredients in dark chocolate cherry energy bites!

No Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites | Alex Aldeborgh, Daisybeet, MS, RD

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No Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

These dark chocolate cherry energy bites are an easy to make, healthy, no bake snack. Filled with nutrition, these delicious energy bites will be your new favorite thing to make and eat!

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1620 balls 1x
  • Category: snack

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 2/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well so all the dry ingredients are coated in the peanut butter and maple syrup, and everything is evenly distributed.
  2. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more to harden up.
  3. Use your hands to form balls about 1 inch in size. Makes 16-20 energy balls.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Keywords: dark chocolate cherry energy balls, vegan, gluten free

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