Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

Okay guys, I’m obsessed with energy bites. I honestly had an idea in my mind that they weren’t the best snack because they had so much honey in them, but since I have learned to balance the honey with applesauce I am ALL ABOUT THEM ENERGY BITES!!! This recipe is a variation of my Chocolate Pistachio Energy Bites, but have a cherry flair :-) I have cherries on my radar right now because tart cherries are really great for recovery from endurance exercise. Some athletes drink tart cherry juice daily. I haven’t tried that yet, but have been thinking more about how to incorporate cherries into my diet. Check this fun recipe out!!

Tart Cherry Energy Bites



  • 1/2 cup almonds

  • 1/4 cup pistachios

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes

  • 1/4 cup coconut or oat flour

  • 3/4 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 2 TBSP honey

  • 6 TBSP unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup unflavored protein powder

  • 1/3 cup chopped tart cherries

How to:

  1. You can pick any assortment of nuts and seeds, but aim for about 1 cup total. Stick nuts and seeds in a food processor and process until fairly well ground.

  2. Mix with all other ingredients. Combine well. You may have to use your hands.

  3. Make into 24 bite sized balls.

  4. I store mine in a large bag in the freezer. If you are wanting to eat them from the freezer, microwave them for 10 seconds first!