Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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5 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to make this Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls recipe. They are gluten-free, vegan and ideal for snacking. Learn how to make homemade, no-bake energy balls with this quick and easy recipe!

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No-Bake Energy Balls: A Perfect Healthy Snack

These no-bake energy balls are packed with nutritious ingredients and taste fantastic. They are perfect for that mid-afternoon slump when you are feeling a bit peckish and just need something to tide you over until dinner. Energy bites also serve well as an easy grab-and-go breakfast, a pre-workout snack, or even a healthy dessert.

Shredded coconut and dried cranberries complement each other perfectly in these guiltless treats. Almonds and ground flax seed infuse them with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Puréed dates provide natural sweetness while binding everything together.

These tiny delights are also gluten-free, vegan, and require only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! They are a great alternative to store-bought energy bars because you know exactly what goes into them and they come together effortlessly.

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For this Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls Recipe, I Recommend:

Here are a kitchen tool I suggest using to make sure this recipe turns out perfect:

Food Processor – This is the one I use and love! I have had mine for years and it is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I use mine all the time to quickly combine ingredients and to make sauces and dips.

If you make this Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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5 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to make these No-Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls. Gluten-free, vegan, and ideal for snacking!
Alia Kay
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 energy bites
Calories 56 calories



  • In the bowl of a food processor, process dates until they form a paste.
  • Add almonds, cranberries, coconut and flax seed. Pulse until combined and mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Using your hands, roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in extra shredded coconut and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Coconut Energy Balls Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Leftover energy balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword Coconut Energy Balls, No-Bake Energy Bites

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  1. 5 stars
    With these crazy busy days, these will make a great energy snack. I would love to try your recipe, Alia. It looks amazing and I love all the ingredients you have added into it.
    I also really love how easy it is to prepare. Definitely saving to try.

  2. 5 stars
    I am always looking for healthy snack recipes for mid-day cravings. I do love store brought energy bars, but I know how much sugar and preservatives are hidden in them. This recipe is great on so many levels…dates are a powerhouse of energy and all the ingredients compliment each other so well. These are not only tasty, but they are so healthy too. Love these cute energy bites. 🙂

    1. Thank you Deepika! ♥ I know I always need something to munch on in between meals, but I don’t like eating store-bought bars because they usually contain some unhealthy ingredients. That’s why I like to make my own snacks, that way I know what’s going in to them! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I end up snacking on almonds and dried cranberries a lot anyways, so why not add coconut and make it into something new? This sounds like a fun way to mix up my snack routine. (:

  4. 5 stars
    These no-bake energy bites look like the perfect afternoon pick me up! I really like the tart pop of flavor from the cranberries! Take care.

  5. 5 stars
    Your cranberry energy balls look so simple to make and yummy. Definitely the perfect pick-me-up for all of us as we head into the crazy holiday season!

  6. 5 stars
    Love energy bites! May I ask what type of food processor you have? Mine almost broke when I tried to grind nuts so I have to use a coffee grinder. Works great, but some people don’t like slight coffee taste.

    1. Hi Aida! I use a Cuisinart Food Processor! I have had it for a really long time and I love it because it can handle anything! Coffee-flavored nuts actually sound quite good! I have a coffee grinder as well so I should try that sometime! lol 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Oh wow, these energy balls seriously look so good! Love the addition of the cranberries, I can see that being the perfect complement to the coconut. Bookmarking this recipe for sure!

    1. Hi Shannon! Thanks so much! ♥ I hope you get a chance to make the recipe sometime, I love taking energy bites with me in my bag for a quick snack when I am out!

  8. 5 stars
    OH my flipping gosh, those are the cutest little bites in all the land! They are so cute I almost don’t want to eat them… BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Actually, they wouldn’t last two seconds in my house. They look amazing!

  9. 5 stars
    I just tried these and your healthy fruit and nut granola bars. But I used 1/4 pumpkin seeds and 1/4 sunflower seeds in the granola bars. They were yummy.

  10. 5 stars
    These are delicious. My whole family loves them. I’ve made at least 6 double batches of them. They are addicting, so I have to limit myself to one (or two) a day. When they are gone, I don’t wait too long before making another batch. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hi Pete, thanks so much for letting me know! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the recipe! You’re very welcome! 🙂