These Cherry Nut Energy Bites require no baking and no chill time so they are ready to snack on in less than 10 minutes!
It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.
Now…onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hack:
No-Bake No-Chill Energy Bites:
Typically when you make any kind of no-bake protein/energy bites/balls, you need to chill the batter for at least 30 minutes after mixing it together so you can shape the bites/balls without having them fall apart.Try this #healthykitchenhack to make No Bake Cherry Nut Energy Bites in 10 minutes! @tspbasil Click To Tweet
Well, no more. You can have both no-bake AND no-chill energy bites with this hack: use frozen fruit instead of dried fruit!
I inadvertently created this shortcut when I didn’t have dried cherries for a no-bake bites recipe and resorted to using frozen cherries instead. I realized I could skip the 30 minutes chill time because the frozen cherries cooled down the batter quickly and helped keep the batter together.
I’ve only tried this hack with this Cherry Almond version below so far but I’m sure it would translate to other snack bite/ball recipes, too. If the batter seems too wet after mixing in the frozen fruit, add another tablespoon or so of the dry ingredients like oats, flour or ground flaxseed.Print
What’s your favorite no-bake energy bites/balls recipe?