Craving for something sweet and delicious? Say hello to my 10-minute Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites recipe. These almond bites are truly exceptional as they are wholesome, versatile, and packed with nutrition and flavors to energize you all day.
It’s like a celebration of flavors and healthfulness in every morsel.
What are Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites
Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, you can make these yummy Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites with pride.
The ingredients used in these almond bites are tossed together in a food processor and rolled into bite-sized balls that are easy to devour.
Almond butter offers a creamy richness and nutty depth while being the heart of the recipe.
In addition, these all-natural healthy treats also include oats, flaxseeds, and coconut flakes that add texture, flavor, and health to the recipe, and they get their sweetness from maple syrup and added flavor from the almond extract.
Lastly, the luscious sweetness of white chocolate envelopes the natural nuttiness of almond butter to form a delicious medley of flavors, with the slight tart notes of dried cranberries that add a touch of vibrancy and a pop of color to the bites.
Reasons You’ll ♡ Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter bites
If you want a heavenly addition to your holiday table or a healthy, sweet surprise for your guests, these delicious Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites perfectly fit the bill. You will love this recipe as it is —
- Simple, straightforward snack
- Comes together with a handful of ingredients
- Easy, no-cook recipe
- Vegan and gluten-free
- A perfect make-ahead recipe
- Versatile (can add nuts and natural sweeteners of your choice)
- No artificial sweeteners or colors added, and
- A nutritional powerhouse packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
The best part is that these ambrosial treats are also great for expressing your love and appreciation to your loved ones, as these make an excellent gifting option on festive and special occasions.
Kids will also love these delicious bites for their sweetness and pop of color.
Plus, it makes a great on-the-go-road trip portable snack that is ideal for traveling and completely mess-free.
Ingredient list for Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites
Rolled Oats — This fiber and antioxidant-rich ingredient is a champion in this recipe. They give structure to the energy bites and add more nutrition (as they are rich in protein and minerals).
Cranberries — High in antioxidant and nutrient content, cranberries are the star ingredient of this recipe. They are an excellent source of vitamins, dietary fiber, and manganese, making these energy bites a source of natural goodness.
Coconut Flakes — Desiccated coconut brings texture and flavor to the recipe besides the slight crunch. It also absorbs excess moisture in the mixture, helping the variety to shape correctly.
Flaxseeds — Flaxseed adds more nutrition to the recipe as it is packed with healthy fats and minerals.
White Chocolate — This brings silky sweet creaminess that hypes the deliciousness of the energy bites, adding a touch of elegance to the recipe. The white chocolate lends an ethereal, velvety sweetness and rounds out the ensemble gracefully.
Almond Butter — The no-stir almond butter is prepared with pure ingredients and no preservatives. It is packed with powerful nutrients and an enticing flavor that adds a smooth, nutty dimension to the energy bites. It holds the ingredients together, acting as a glue that renders flavor and texture.
Maple Syrup — Adds the perfect sweetness to the recipe.
Almond Extract — Added for an intense depth of nutty flavor.
Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Bites Recipe tips and Variations
The oatmeal goodness — The champion ingredient of this recipe, oatmeal is a filling and versatile addition that is healthy and nutrient-rich. However, you can substitute oatmeal with any flour of your preference, like almond flour or cashew flour.
The magic blending — Using a food processor to blend the ingredients for this recipe will produce the desired results.
Fixing the overly moist mixture —You may feel the pulsed mixture is excessively moist and seems too sticky. A quick fix for sticky dough would be to add an extra teaspoon of desiccated coconut. Coconut absorbs the moisture and prepares the dough for a convenient shaping. Desiccated coconut adds flavor and texture to the mixture, making the cranberry white chocolate almond butter bites more delectable.
A helpful hack — Don’t bother if your Cranberry Bites won’t bind. Add an extra tablespoon of almond or nut butter (like peanut butter), which should do the trick. Your perfect bites of sweet heavenliness are ready to devour!
Sweet options — As this recipe is prepared with all-natural ingredients, no artificial sweeteners are added to it. Maple syrup is added for flavoring as its flavor perfectly complements the other ingredients. Being a little sticky, it also facilitates the binding together of the ingredients. However, if you want to substitute maple syrup for any reason, you can opt for honey. Honey is an excellent replacement for maple syrup and adds the perfect sweetness and flavor. Pulsed dates are also great substitutes for Maple syrup, adding a fantastic taste to the cranberry bites.
Natural goodness — This recipe boasts all-natural goodness as it has no added artificial sweeteners. It is perfectly sweetened with cranberries and maple syrup. However, you can add raisins to bring more health and sweetness to your energy balls.
Substituting Almond Butter — Those allergic to nuts can replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter. It adds a complementary flavor to the other ingredients.
An extra protein punch — Add a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder to the pulsed ingredients for an extra punch of protein to your energy bites. 2 scoopfuls of protein powder or collagen will be a great addition to the mixture as it will also soak up more or less moisture depending on what you use.
Some other healthy mix-ins — Brown chocolate chips, flaxseeds, and chia seeds are great additions to make these cranberry bites tastier and more nutritious.
For more chocolate fun — Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder to your cranberry white chocolate almond bites for double chocolate flavor. I assure you, it will be double the fun!
Almond extract alternative — If you enjoy vanilla flavor, you can swap the almond extract to introduce vanilla essence. Your cranberry bites will taste fantastic.
Mess-free, hassle-free, super energy snacks— These delicious sweet treats are the perfect on-the-go portable snack that seamlessly blends convenience with nutrition. These energy bites are packed with wholesome ingredients, providing a quick energy boost without the fuss. These bite-sized marvels are ideal for any busy day.
Easy during commuting — Are you planning a road trip or long-haul flight with your family? Then, I suggest you pack these Cranberry bites to fuel you and your family during your commutes. I promise your kids will love to indulge in these sweet wonder bites now and then.
Let me know what you think!
If you are often hit by afternoon sweet cravings just like me, try these delicious bites, and I assure you, you will not stop at just one.
These little treats are a symphony of flavors that create a melody for your senses to indulge in. Join me on this delectable journey and get ready to discover the magic of Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites – a strikingly delicious recipe that is as delightful to make as it is to savor.
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Follow the step-by-step instructions to make the best Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites
Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Butter Bites
- 1 cup Gluten-free Rolled Oats
- ¼ cup Dried Cranberries
- ¾ cup Dried Coconut Flakes
- 1½ tablespoons Ground Flaxseeds
- ½ cup White Chocolate
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Add Almond Butter and stir to combine. Leftover butter should be refrigerated after opening.
- Roll into equal-sized bites and enjoy!