Cranberry Pistachio Honey Bites (Energy Balls)

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Is your breakfast boring? Mine is. I have a tradition of getting into a routine and it’s generally a lazy one that takes minimal effort. Basically, I’m just a semi-lazy creature of habit and it takes a whole heck of a lot from me to change up my monotonous breakfast routines. If I’m up early baking or working on a project, then unfortunately I might end up pushing breakfast up to brunch and snacking or “taste-testing” my creations throughout the morning.

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Balls

These nutty and sweet paleo cranberry pistachio energy balls make the perfect high energy snack or healthy dessert.

Somehow I will justify my pickings as breakfast and by the time lunch rolls around I’m starving while sitting at my computer editing and wondering why heck I’m hungry, hits me—oh yeah, I forgot to actually eat a real meal so I quickly slap some almond butter on a piece of paleo toast, top it with my favorite fruit and call it a meal.

On days that I take off of work and have time to make myself breakfast, I eat the same thing (unless I’m feeling spunky and make myself a large stack of pancakes) and I will without fail have toast with almond butter and topped with bananas. It’s really very tragic and boring when you think of the kind of work I’m in. I mean, I create food for a living! I really should get a better handle on this breakfast thing but perhaps you underestimate my love for nut butter toast—I’m a little obsessed.

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Balls
Cranberry Pistachio Energy Balls

This week though, continuing with my no-bake energy ball creations, I haven’t been hungry one bit because snacking on these little babies keep me energized (hence energy bites) and full until lunch time when I have my usual almond butter on toast and topped with none other than bananas. That’s a win for this week’s baking ventures. In case you are wondering why these little delights are called “energy balls”, it’s because of the most obvious reason—all the fuel these delicious bites provide.

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Balls

These bliss balls are loaded with chunks of pistachios, cranberries, dates, chia seeds and honey—all natural ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals to keep you full and energized throughout your day. Since I started snacking on these little energy bombs, I no longer have that desperate feeling during the mid-day when my work starts to wind down that I need to take a nap. Thanks to these energy balls, I’ve powered through my day and found myself being extra productive and making it to the gym more often than I had been.

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    • ½ cup raw pistachios
    • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
    • ¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1 tbsp. honey
    • 1 tbsp. chia seeds


  1. Place your pistachios, cranberries and dates in a food processor and pulse just until combined leaving large chunks of pistachio.
  2. Add honey and chia seeds and pulse a few more times or until combined.
  3. Separate into 8 evenly sized balls.


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