Game Day Goodie: Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites
These no bake energy bites are a portable, healthy snack perfect for anyone on the go! Full of fiber, healthy fat and protein they will leave you feeling satisfied and less likely to snack on junk food!
What you will need
8 oz. (about 1 packed cup) chopped dates
1/2 cup honey
1 tbs. chia seeds (optional)
1 tbs. ground flax seeds
pinch of salt
1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture- if it is too thick, add in another tablespoon or two of honey.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
Stir in the oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips until evenly combined.
Cover mixture and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls. (I usually make mine about 1-inch in diameter). Alternatively, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, then cut it into bars.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)