Pistachio Cherry Energy Balls are a perfect seasonal snack. It’s summertime in Seattle which means the sun is out, Lake Union is full of people and boats and cherries are in season! My favorite cherries are Rainier Cherries. They are a light orangey red color and are available in June, July and early August in Washington State. Although this recipe uses dried cherries, not fresh, I thought I would pay homage to the delectable fruit while it’s in season with a Pistachio Cherry Energy Ball recipe. Energy Balls are great year round and I try to tailor the recipes to seasonal fruit and pair them with complementary nuts and seeds.
These yummy Pistachio Cherry Energy Balls are full of nuts, fruit and sweetness. I love the mixture of vanilla and cherries. If you are traveling this summer, try bringing energy balls with you when you hit the road. I take them on airplanes and they are a quick, calorie dense snack that help fill me up and keep me going when I’m working a flight. Energy balls take 10 minutes to make and can easily last 7-10 days in the fridge.
Read on for the recipe…
Quick energy ball recipe.
Add pistachios to food processor and pulse 5-10 times to chop nuts.
Add rolled oats, mulberries, flack seed and dried cherries.
Pulse 8-10 times to thoroughly mix ingredients.
Add agave syrup and vanilla extract. Pulse 6-8 times to thoroughly mix.
Mixture should be thick enough to easily roll into balls. If mixture is too dry add another tablespoon of agave syrup. If too thin, add additional rolled oats or mulberries to thicken.
Roll into balls and refrigerate before serving.
I hope you like this recipe! Stay tuned for more energy ball recipes coming soon!
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