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Cherry Cacao Energy Balls

These no-bake Cherry Cacao Energy Balls combine fresh pitted cherries with dates, almonds and cacao for a delicious and nutritious little morsel. (Makes 8 balls)

Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 92 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup pitted cherries
  • raw almonds
  • cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add dates, cherries, and almonds to a food processor and pulse until a sticky homogenous mixture is formed.
  2. Add rolled oats, cacao nibs, cinnamon and salt to the food processor and pulse until mixture looks evenly distributed and well combined.

  3. Use your hands to roll mixture into golf-ball sized balls. Place on a parchment lined plate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cacao Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (2 balls)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 18IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.