No-Bake Chewy Cranberry Lemon Date Balls Recipe Is Healthy Snacking by Terri Kendrick

No-Bake Chewy Cranberry Lemon Date Balls Recipe Is Healthy Snacking

Move over chocolates, there’s a new healthier sweet treat for Valentine’s Day this year: no-bake cranberry-lemon date balls! These chewy, pop-in-your-mouth no-bake treats will satisfy any sweet tooth with their dried fruit and splash of maple syrup, but the addition of protein-packed walnuts will also give you a gluten-free burst of energy whenever you need it.

To make these quick no-bake energy snack recipe you will need walnuts, pitted dates, dried cranberries, old-fashioned rolled oats, pure maple syrup and lemons for zesting and juicing.

Store these low-sodium chewy cranberry lemon date balls in the fridge for breakfast on the go or a quick afternoon snack. Beware! While they mix up quickly, they may disappear even more quickly!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • You can use dried blueberries or cherries instead of cranberries.
  • Honey can be substituted for the maple syrup.
  • If you don’t want the balls to be as lemony, you can use bottled lemon juice without the zest.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Pour walnuts, dates and cranberries into the bowl of a food processor. Process until completely combined, about 15 seconds.
  2. Add oats, maple syrup and lemon juice to the food processor bowl and continue processing until the mixture has a paste-like consistency, about 30 seconds. Add the lemon zest and stir to combine.
  3. Roll the mixture into 12 to 14 small balls. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 148

Total Fat: 7.9g

Saturated Fat: 0.6g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 5mg

Total Carbohydrate: 17.6g

Dietary Fiber: 2.7g

Total Sugars: 10.4g

Protein: 4.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 24mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 203mg

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I love this as a healthier alternative treat for Valentine’s Day.
Elisa Schmitz
Awesome idea for an on-the-go breakfast or healthy dessert. Appreciate the fact that this recipe is no-bake and gluten-free. Perfect!

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