Cranberry Pistachio Power Balls Recipe

power balls recipe

As much as I think balls is possibly the worst name ever created for food, experimenting with power balls recipe is one of my favourites. I usually quickly scan my pantry for possible ingredients, pile up all jars on a counter, turn on the food processor and off ball making process begins.

This time I ended up with Christmas flavoured energy balls filled with roasted salted pistachios, dried  cranberries and naturally sweet banana. No added sugar. Well, maybe in cranberries if you use sweetened ones.

power balls recipe

Reposting this power balls recipe 2 weeks later than I made it makes me want to grab one from the screen. Ugh. These were so good I even didn’t get to freeze any. Gone in 3 days from the fridge.

power balls recipe

I love power balls so much because they make a quick clean snack and you control the amount of sugar. When eating clean snacks could be hard, especially the ones without any prep. These balls (ugh, what is up with this word) were delicious with just the right amount of sweetness from dried berries and saltiness and roast-ness from pistachios. I buy shelled ones at Costco.


Cranberry Pistachio Power Balls




1 cup almonds, raw
1 cup pistachios, shelled (I used roasted salted)
Pinch of salt
1 small ripe banana
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup cranberries, dried


In a food processor, add almonds, pistachios and salt. Process until finely ground.
Add banana, coconut oil and almond extract. Process until well combined. Add cranberries and pulse a few times to incorporate.
Using small scoop, roll into golf size balls and place on a parchment lined tray. Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for 3 months.

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