Easy-to-make No-Bake Almond and Cranberry Energy Balls on a beautiful slate serving tray.

No-Bake Almond and Cranberry Energy Balls

We love recipes that are easy to make, quick, and don’t require turning on the stove. With these naturally sweetened, no-bake energy balls, you can have a nutrient-dense, energizing snack chilling in the fridge in just 15 minutes.

When it comes to eating for longer, sustained energy it’s important to steer clear of simple and added sugars. While foods that are high in simples sugars can certainly provide a quick boost in energy, eating them usually results in a sugar crash that leaves you feeling sluggish. By using whole food ingredients, rich in fiber and protein, you can get the boost while avoiding that sugar slump.

These energy balls are gluten free and you won’t find any refined sugar or nasty additives. They have an amazing flavor and their size makes them the perfect snack or treat to enjoy anytime or anywhere.

Makes: 20 balls

Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour

Stage: 3


10 Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup almonds
4 TBSP almond butter


  1. Place the dates in a food processor and process until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Add the rolled oats, cranberries, almonds, and almond butter. Pulse until well combined.
  3. Using slightly wet hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place in the fridge for one hour to set.
  4. Store these no-bake energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can also store them in your freezer – just be sure to give them ample time to thaw before eating!

Nutrition Facts (per ball)

Calories: 54
Total Fat: 2.7g
Total Carbs: 7g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 1.6g


  1. Not a comment but a question…are the dried cranberries unsweetened and if so where can I find them between Smokey Point and Burlington WA?

    1. Hey Kris, unsweetened is always best. As a reminder, this is a Stage 3 recipe. You may have seen that but I just want to make sure you aren’t making this while in Stage 1 weight loss.

      As far as where to find them, I don’t have an answer for that. I personally tried to find dried cranberries about a month back and no one had them yet. They seem to be a holiday item so I’d check grocery stores in your area as they may be available now as opposed to a month ago.

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