Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites (Vegan)

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites. They are so good!  I know I have a lot of energy bites to choose from on my blog.   I am a big fan of no bake cookies and healthy energy bites.

I picked up some dried cherries the other day and that is how I had the inspiration to make these cherry energy bites.

These healthy energy bites would make a great pre or post workout snack.  In fact I just had a couple of them after my yoga class.


Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites


These cherry chocolate energy bites are vegan and gluten free.  If you wanted to make them grain free, you might be able to use sunflower seeds in place of the oats.

This no bake recipe is super easy to make!  It’s a great recipe to do with your young kids.

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites

Prep Time 5 min Serves 16 bite sized balls     adjust servings

A healthy no bake recipe your kids will love!



  1. In a food processor , combine the oats, sea salt, almond butter and maple syrup. Grind for a minute.
  2. Then add the dried cherries and chocolate chips and continue to pulse a few more times.
  3. Roll into balls. The mixture will seem loose, but I promise it firms up in the fridge.
  4. Place the balls on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet .
  5. When all the balls are rolled, place them in the fridge to firm up. It shouldn't take long. Maybe 15 minutes or so.
  6. Keep these bites stored in the fridge. They should last at least 7-10 days. You can also freeze them for longer storage!


Recipe Notes

If you don't want to use cherries, you can use another dried fruit of your choice. If you have a nut allergy, feel free to use sunflower butter. It think that should work well too. Enjoy!

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites


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39 thoughts to “Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites (Vegan)”

  1. I love the idea of these energy balls (I've seen so many different recipes!). My son has a nut allergy and frankly doesn't even like anything nutty tasting... I've been trying to think of something else I coud use, but can't come up w anything... Can you think of anything?
  2. These were so fast - just made them. The mixture seemed REALLY too loose and I could not get it to form balls for anything so we added a bit more maple syrup. Seemed to do the trick - hope they aren't too sticky now! We'll see in about fifteen minutes... The mixture tastes GREAT, though!
      1. We absolutely love these! My daughter and I have to keep ourselves from inhaling them all at once! They are a perfect mid-afternoon snack. The extra syrup worked for me, but I wonder if maybe it wasn't really extra - Kidzilla did the dumping of ingredients and I somehow don't think she got all of the syrup out of the measuring cup. I just added enough to the mix to make it actually stay in balls and they turned out perfectly!
  3. I just have to say that these are a lifesaver. My Kindergartener has to get up very early to take the bus and these have been the only thing I can get him to eat before leaving the house. They are yummy and the combo of complex carbs, protein and natural sugars keep him going until snack time. Thanks!
  4. Hi melissa Im from mexico Maybe this is a dumb question but what is the difference between rolled oats and instant oats... Can i sub one for the other in any recipe? Can both be eaten raw?
  5. These are delicious. I didn't have cherries or maple syrup, so I used black raisins and only two tablespoons of honey. I had to add two tablespoons of water though, in order for the mixture to bind.
  6. Just whipped these up this morning! So delicious and fast. Only had 1/3 of a cup of cherries on hand, but actually that worked out okay. I might cut the maple syrup a little next time because these do turn out sweet (which hey, is great by me, but I am trying to watch that stuff).
  7. these are so good! I've made them exactly according to your recipe and I've also made some with some coconut and cranberries. I also use raw cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips. Going to try a batch tonight with my dehydrated blueberries and see how that goes. Thank you for sharing. Everyone who tries them LOVES them!
    1. Thanks Andrea! This is one of my favorite snacks! The recipe is very adaptable to add whatever you like. Blueberries should be good! :)

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