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Nut-Free Energy Bites

These nut-free energy bites provide the right energy boost, whether first thing in the morning or midafternoon. They have the perfect combination of sweet and tart flavor (from the cranberries) and a tender, slightly crunchy texture (from the sunflower seeds and coconut). These nut-free energy balls are vegan (dairy-free, egg-free), grain-free (gluten-free), soy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 12 bites
Calories: 149kcal



  • Stir. Add the sunflower seed butter, sunflower seeds, desiccated coconut, cranberries, flaxseed meal, maple syrup, and vanilla extract into a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined. The mixture should be thick and dense. If it is too sticky, place the mixing bowl in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, so the mixtures firms up and is easy to work with.
  • Roll. Using a 2-Tbsp./30-ml cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop out the mixture and gently roll it into balls between your hands. Place the balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 
  • Chill. Transfer the nut-free energy bites to the fridge and let them chill until firm, for about 20 minutes.
  • Store. Leftover energy bites keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. For longer-term storage, freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


*Nutrition information is approximate and may contain errors. Please, feel free to make your own calculations.


Serving: 1of 12 | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g