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No Bake Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites

I’ve modelled these Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites from these pretty amazing bliss balls I’ve been buying from the supermarket. They are so good for my work lunches. And even better for that something sweet to eat after the kids go to bed. And not to mention substantially healthier than the half block of chocolate that I would otherwise eat 😉

But while the supermarket energy balls are delicious, it is just so easy to make your own. And I am just loving these no bake Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites. They are so simple and come together super quickly (and deliciously). Even better though, they are an absolute hit with everyone in the family. And that is nothing short of a miracle.

Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites

As much as Mr 7 loves these delicious Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites they won’t be appearing in his lunchbox. This is because our school is nut free, but these make a great snack option for home. I try and offer nut options at home regularly because nuts are high in natural fats and protein which help keep tummies fuller for longer.

We often have plain roasted nuts or peanut butter sandwiches, so I am loving these Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites as another nut filled snack option to give to my kids. These bliss balls are also suitable for vegans or those with a dairy free diet and they are also gluten free too.

Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites

These Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites are packed with cashews and are really chocolatey. This is a super simple recipe with only 5 ingredients and it all comes together in no time.

I like to roast my own natural (unsalted) cashews for this recipe. It is so quick to roast nuts and it’s normally much cheaper than buying pre-roasted cashews. I dry roast (no oil) the cashews for 4-5 minutes at 200c and allow to cool slightly before making this recipe.

Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites

Do you love chocolate? You will adore these Delicious Chocolate Brownies with a Healthy Twist or these Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Zucchini.

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No Bake Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites

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  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These No Bake Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites are a super simple five ingredient recipe that comes together so quickly. Free from gluten, these vegan bliss balls make a great snack for lunchboxes (if allowed) or a fantastic snack at home.


  • 8 medjool dates (100g) pitted
  • 75g roasted unsalted cashews
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (20g) cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup (20g) desiccated coconut plus extra for rolling


  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor with the s-blade attachment.
  2. Process on high for around three minutes or until well combined and the ingredients are chopped quite finely.
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll to make a ball in between your hands. Roll the ball lightly in the coconut to coat then roll again in your hands so that the coconut sticks to the ball. Repeat to make 12 energy bites.
  4. Store the energy bites in the fridge in an airtight container.


To make the roasted cashews, in a 200c preheated oven dry roast (no oil) for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe for No Bake Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites. If you make these be sure to take a pic and tag me on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your goodies!

Happy snacking,

Bernadette x

Cashew Cacao and Berry Energy Bites


  1. There seems to be an error with your program with the x2 x3 icons……. the measurements for the dates stay at (100g) when you select these other options.

    • Thanks for letting me know. I will pass on your feedback to the developer. You have probably guessed to make it 300g 🙂 happy snacking, Bernadette x

  2. Is there anything you would recommend to substitute out the cranberries?

    • Bernadette

      I’d say any dehydrated fruit would work – maybe sub with dried blueberries? Or just add extra dates. Thanks Bernadette x

  3. Loving your recipes but I don’t have a food processor and you have so many recipes I want to try that need one. Any suggestions on what to look for in a good food processor?

    • Bernadette

      I do love my food processor – it’s definitely an appliance I could not be without. The things I would look for would be a durable and generously sized bowl with a pulse setting. I have used for years a Kenwood which I was really happy with and I liked that this had a blender attachment. I recently have upgraded to a Magimix which is really really great too. Bernadette x

  4. Any ideas for something to roll these in apart from coconut? Nobody here is a fan!

    • Bernadette

      They’d almost be ok not rolled in anything if you keep them refrigerated (which I would recommend anyway). Other than that even a light dusting of cacao or chia seeds. Hope you enjoy, Bernadette x

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