Cherry Pie Energy Balls – Fit Foodie Finds


Made with 5 wholesome ingredients, cherry pie energy balls taste just like cherry pie. These no-bake energy balls are a quick (15-minute!), delicious, and nutritious snack to enjoy all week long.

It’s no secret we love energy balls! We’re always coming up with fun new flavor variations like Snickers energy balls and apple chai energy balls, and this cherry pie version is downright tasty.

These cherry pie energy balls are equally sweet and tart, naturally vegan and gluten free, and come together quickly in the food processor. Simply process the almonds, then add in the rest of the ingredients. Shape into balls and enjoy whenever you need an extra boost of energy throughout the day!

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“These were the best energy balls I’ve ever made (and I’ve made quite a few). Flavors go great together and I loved that there were only three main ingredients (beside vanilla extract and salt).” – Lauren

What You Need for Cherry Pie Energy Balls

All of our energy ball recipes feature some combination of dried fruit, nuts or nut butter, and other flavorful add-ins that create a nutrient-dense pick-me-up. For this cherry pie version, you need:

  • Almonds: Raw, unsalted almonds are the base of this energy ball recipe. You’ll use a food processor to process them into a fine almond meal before adding the other ingredients.
  • Dates: Dates add sweetness and help the energy ball mixture stick together. If you can find already pitted dates, grab them! It will save you time and sticky fingers.
  • Cherries: Dried tart cherries add flavor and a little sweetness.
  • Vanilla + Salt: Pure vanilla extract and sea salt add flavor.
  • Water: Water moistens the energy ball mixture.
All you need are 5 whole ingredients to make these delicious Cherry Pie Energy Balls. They're the perfect snack and they taste just like cherry pie!

Energy Ball Ingredient Substitutions

Energy balls are totally customizable – it’s easy to mix and match your favorite ingredients or whatever you have on hand.

Nuts: Instead of almonds, feel free use the same amount of raw, unsalted cashews or peanuts. Personally, I love the almond + cherry combination.

Cherries: For these cherry pie energy balls, I used the tart dried cherries from Trader Joe’s. Use your favorite kind of dried cherry (dried cranberries would also work). If you are not using tart cherries, the balls will be a little sweeter but still taste delicious.

All you need are 5 whole ingredients to make these delicious Cherry Pie Energy Balls. They're the perfect snack and they taste just like cherry pie!

FAQ

Are energy balls healthy?

Energy balls are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats and made with all-natural ingredients. They’re a nourishing no-sugar-added snack that we love to enjoy any time of day!

How many dates do you need for 1 cup of dates?

Depending on size, about 12 individual dates equals 1 cup of dates.

Why are my energy balls falling apart?

If your energy balls are falling apart while trying to roll them, the mixture is probably too dry. Put everything back into the food processor and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture is malleable and the balls stick together in ball-form.

Can you make energy balls without a food processor?

You can use a high-speed blender instead of a food processor, but you do need some sort of kitchen appliance to process all of the ingredients together. Mixing by hand won’t work for these energy balls.

All you need are 5 whole ingredients to make these delicious Cherry Pie Energy Balls. They're the perfect snack and they taste just like cherry pie!

Energy Ball Storage

For longer-lasting balls, store these cherry pie energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Freezer Storage: Transfer balls to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Eat the balls straight from the freezer or let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften up.

Serving Suggestions

Energy balls are a great grab-and-go snack and we try to keep at least one flavor of them around the studio. Enjoy them post-workout with a chocolate protein shake, on road trips, or for a pick-me-up throughout the work day.

All you need are 5 whole ingredients to make these delicious Cherry Pie Energy Balls. They're the perfect snack and they taste just like cherry pie!



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