How to Make Cranberry Almond No Bake Energy Balls

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No-bake energy balls are one of the easiest snacks you can make. This cranberry almond no bake energy ball recipe is packed with flavor and protein. These homemade protein balls are also vegan, gluten free, dairy free and fall under the category of clean eating since we aren’t using any processed ingredients.

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Easy No Bake Energy Balls Recipe 

What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)


  • 1 cup walnuts 
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (try to find unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
no bake energy balls ingredients

Homemade energy balls are one of my all-time favorite healthy clean eating snacks. I keep mine in a container in the fridge for when I want something quick, easy and to curb the sweet cravings. I admit that once in a while I eat so many that it feels like I’m defeating the purpose. They are so yummy it’s hard to believe they are healthy.

These cranberry almond energy balls are actually vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free making them virtually guilt free. Some days I snack on raw nuts, while other days I really want something sweet. This energy balls recipe is a family favorite in my house. Along with all of my delicious smoothie recipes, there are always healthy energy balls, muffins and/or donuts in my grab and go stash of snacks.

How to Make No Bake Energy Balls – Cranberry Almond  

Ingredients Tips:

As always, let’s start by gathering our ingredients.

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These no bake healthy energy balls are made with all simple and clean ingredients and no added sugar. They are naturally sweet from the coconut and nut butter so you don’t need to add any sweetener. We are using unsweetened shredded coconut. This is the one I like, you can get it online here: shredded coconut.

Also unsweetened cranberries can be hard to find. The ones you often find in the grocery store will work, but those do often have added sugar. If you truly want unsweetened cranberries I like these here: cranberries.

Making No Bake Protein Balls

First you will need to chop the walnuts.

chopped walnuts on wood board

Next, chop the cranberries into small pieces.

chopped cranberries on wood board

Then In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients except the cranberries and mix to combine.

mix dry ingredients in a glass bowl

Add the almond butter and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.

Feel free to sub in your preferred nut butter. You can use cashew butter or peanut butter if you’d like.

Lastly, fold in the cranberries.

how to make no bake energy balls with cranberries

Roll the No Bake Energy Bites

The mixture will be thick like a paste at this point. Roll the mixture into balls with your hands. If the mixture becomes too soft you can place it in the refrigerator to chill, making it easier to roll them.

white plate with no bake protein balls

You should be able to roll approximately 15 energy balls. Enjoy!

protein energy balls on plate with walnuts and cranberries

These low sugar, low carb energy balls are a great healthy treat for anytime of the day.

no bake vegan energy balls on white plate

Printable Recipe

How to Make Cranberry Almond No Bake Energy Balls

How to Make Cranberry Almond No Bake Energy Balls

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

No bake energy balls make the perfect healthy snack. This easy cranberry almond no bake energy ball recipe is gluten free, grain free, vegan & dairy free.


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (unsweetened if needed)
  • ¾ cup almond butter
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Chop walnuts and cranberries in small pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients, except cranberries and stir to combine.
  3. Add the almond butter and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  4. Lastly, fold in the cranberries and stir again.
  5. The mixture will be thick like a paste. Roll the mixture into 15 balls using your hands.
  6. Enjoy.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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