Minced dried cherries and pistachios make these energy balls a salty-sweet snack to satisfy all your cravings. Almond butter and cocoa add substance and chocolaty appeal. Serve any time of day as a snack or dessert, or pack them for a hike.

Katherine Martinelli
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cherries, pistachios, almond butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, 10 to 20 times, then process for about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the mixture is crumbly but can be pressed to form a cohesive ball.

  • With wet hands (to prevent the mixture from sticking to them), squeeze about 1 tablespoon of the mixture tightly between your hands and roll into a ball. Place in a storage container. Repeat with the remaining mixture.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 6.7g; fat 3.7g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 220IU 4% DV; vitamin c 1.5mg 3% DV; folate 4.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 22.8mg 2% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 18.9mg 7% DV; potassium 99mg 3% DV; sodium 27.3mg 1% DV; added sugar 1.1g.