Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

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Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

It’s no secret how much I love, love, love me some healthy no bake energy bites.

I just can not get enough.

They are just so delicious

and handy

and easy to make

and eat

and did I mention they’re delicious?

Well just incase you missed it, they are. Seriously delicious!

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

Todays recipe is a good one people – just 5 ingredients, 5 minutes in your food processor or blender and 5 mins until they all somehow, magically disappear¬†(into your belly ūüėČ )

Today sweet invisible internet friend of mine, we are making ourselves some healthy, no-bake Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites.

I mean strawberries and cream, come on? Such a classic flavour combination. I have been racking my brain for months now, trying to figure out how to get the perfect, strawberries and cream energy bite recipes to share with you, but I just couldn’t seem to nail it.

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

Enter Natalie, gorgeous, sweet, wonderful Natalie who blogs over at Perry’s Plate. A few months ago she shared this recipe for her Homemade Strawberry Cream “Larabars” and there it was . . . the answer I had been looking for – Freeze dried strawberries!

The heavens opened, the angels sang, ladies and gentleman we have ourselves a winner!

Happy dancing and virtual high 5’s all round with an extra special fist bump for my girl¬†Natalie!

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

Buttery cashews are combined with sweet, chewy dates, a splash of vanilla and some freeze dried strawberries to give you these healthy, no-bake, light, sweet, deliciously buttery, creamy strawberry cashew cookie bites.

I love the way the freeze dried strawberries give them a pretty pink glow ¬† (‚Üź I’m such a girl) and they also give these bites a nice little crunch. A texture lovers dream.

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

As always our no-bake energy bites are all natural, with no refined flours or sugars added. Sweetened naturally with dates, a splash of vanilla and those crispy, crunchy freeze dried strawberries, nothing more nothing less. These strawberry and cream cashew cookie bites doesn’t actually have any cream in them either, that dreamy, creamy flavour you get is thanks to our buttery cashews¬†‚ô•‚ô•‚ô•

I always have some of these babies stashed away in the fridge in case of emergency, you know, for those times when you stand there, staring into the fridge, not really hungry just bored/lost/procrastinating and you can’t seem to decide what, if anything, you want to eat? So you just grab a handful and stuff them into you’re pretty little face while no one is watching one of these sweet, pretty in pink bites and all is right in the world again.¬†

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

These Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites are the prefect little treat for anytime of day.

Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee as your mid morning snack

Perfect as part of your pre/post workout fuel

Perfect for getting you through that pesky ol’ late afternoon 3:30 slump

Or the perfect, guilt free way to finish your day.

Subtly sweet, strawberry infused, creamy, dreamy, cashew cookie bites that also happen to be totally healthy, all natural and pretty in pink.

What are you waiting for? Time to get your cookie on

Make them, eat them, love them

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites
Inspired by this recipe shared by Natalie over at Perry’s Plate
Makes approx 40 healthy, creamy, dreamy, pretty in pink, energy packed bites of deliciousness

Ingredients –

1 cup raw cashews

6 medjool dates, pits removed

1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

a pinch of salt flakes

Method –

1 – Place cashews in your food processor/blender and pulse until crumbly, you want there to still be a few bigger chunks to give the bites some nice texture.

2 – Add dates and pules until the mixture starts to come together to form a sticky “dough”.

3 – Add vanilla extract and salt flakes and pulse again to combined.

4 – Lastly add your freeze dried strawberries and pulse until just combined.

5 РUsing your hands, roll approx 1 heaping teaspoon of dough into little bite size balls then transfer to an airtight container (or even just a ziplock bag) and store in the fridge until you are ready to devour indulge.

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What is the one, classic flavour combination you just can’t say no to?

41 Comments on Strawberry and Cream Cashew Cookie Bites

  1. Natalie
    June 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Yay! I’m glad you love them! Thx for linking up! Xoxo

    Reply
    • Emma
      June 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh my how we love them, thanks so much for providing the answer :) Love your work Natalie :)

      Reply
  2. Annie @Maebells
    June 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm (2 years ago)

    These look delish! I have been crazy for strawberries lately, they have just been so tasty this year! I love your version, this is the perfect portable. healthy snack!

    Reply
  3. cathy
    June 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, I want one :-) These look amazing! PINNED and definitely making! Stopping by from what’s cooking Wednesday!
    Cathy

    Reply
    • Emma
      June 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay, thanks for stopping by Cathy :) Let me know what you think once you get a chance to make them, I have no doubt you will love them as much as we do :)

      Reply
  4. Linda Warren
    June 5, 2014 at 12:33 am (2 years ago)

    These look amazing! And good for you too! I think I love you! lol Thanks for sharing on What’s Cookin Wednesday.

    Reply
  5. Chiara
    July 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t manage to find dried strawberries… what can I do???? Can you suggest a “substitute” that can work anyway? Thank you so much!!!

    Reply
    • Emma
      July 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Any other dried fruits will work Chiara, I would probably go for something like dried blueberries or cranberries or even cherries if you can find them. Good luck :)

      Reply
  6. amy
    August 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I just made these with freeze-dried raspberries and they were great! Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
    • Emma
      August 2, 2014 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay so glad you enjoyed them :)

      Thanks so much for letting me know :)

      Reply
  7. Tricia
    January 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm (2 years ago)

    These look absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to try them. Pinning!

    Reply
    • Emma
      January 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do Tricia :)

      Reply
  8. Tricia
    January 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Emma, I’m doing a round up of healthy, pink foods for this Valentine’s Day coming up. I came across this post on pinterest and your strawberry and cream cashew cookie bites look amazing. I was wondering, with your permission of course, if I could link to your recipe and use one of your pictures in my roundup? Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Emma
      January 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much for asking Tricia,

      Feel free to share away, with credit and a link back is perfect :) I look forward to seeing your roundup :)

      Reply
      • Tricia
        February 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm (2 years ago)

        Thanks so much, Emma! I’ll let you know when it goes live.

        Reply
  9. Tracey
    February 17, 2015 at 7:19 am (2 years ago)

    Can you use fresh strawberries and raspberries?

    Reply
    • Emma
      February 17, 2015 at 8:19 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Tracey,

      I think fresh berries would make the mixture to wet. You could try just regular dried strawberries instead of the freeze dried but it will alter the texture slightly.

      Reply
  10. Samantha
    March 17, 2015 at 12:53 am (2 years ago)

    Can’t wait to make these! They look delicious.

    How do you store the bites and for how long? 40 balls sounds like a lot but it’s great as I’m planning to make a few different raw snacks to keep in the freezer/fridge.

    Thanks Sam

    Reply
    • Emma
      March 17, 2015 at 1:41 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Sam,

      I just store them in an airtight container (or ziplock bag) in the fridge – they should keep well for a week or so.

      I get approx 40 and I use approx 1 heaping tsp per ball so you can get more or less depending on how big you make them.

      Enjoy :)

      Reply
      • Samantha
        March 17, 2015 at 2:26 am (2 years ago)

        Thanks for the quick reply Emma.

        Do you think they’ll be ok in the freezer?

        Going to the zoo this Sun for a play date and would love to save some for an Easter picnic if I don’t devour them by then!

        Thanks Sam

        Reply
        • Emma
          March 17, 2015 at 2:49 am (2 years ago)

          I think they should freeze just fine Sam. I haven’t tried with this particular recipe but I have done with others with no problem.

          Reply
          • Samantha
            March 17, 2015 at 10:05 am (2 years ago)

            Great thanks Emma. Trying them tonight!

  11. Martha
    April 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Just made these with raspberries and slivered almonds. They are delicious! Using my fitness pal I calculated a 10 g bite has 46 calories, 3.3g fat, 26mg sodium, 3.4 carbs, 1.2 g fiber, and 1.4 g protein with my changes.

    Reply
    • Emma
      April 18, 2015 at 7:59 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh nice, Raspberries and almonds – what a great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

      Reply
  12. Bobbi
    April 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Where do you find freeze dried fruits???

    Reply
    • Emma
      April 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm (1 year ago)

      I just found them in with the other dried fruits in our local supermarket.

      If you have trouble finding them you can order online through vitacost.com or iherb.com

      Hope this helps

      Reply
  13. Brianna
    July 29, 2015 at 2:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Just wanted to pop in and tell you how much I love this recipe. I made carrot cake balls like this except a little more tedious and my 3 year old loved them. These are pink and beautiful and she loves them too. I actually enjoyed them and I wasn’t a fan of the carrot cake bites. I put them in the freezer so that we have home made snack on hand :)

    Reply
    • Emma
      July 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Brianna,

      Thanks so much for popping in, so glad you and your daughter enjoy these bites. My daughter loves that they are pink too, so fun :)

      Reply
  14. Vanessa
    August 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm (1 year ago)

    I made these to take to work for a 12+ hour database upgrade. They were a hit! It’s amazing how much flavor a teaspoon of vanilla extract packs. My yield was far fewer than 40 though. I had less than 20, so I had to run back out and get more ingredients.

    Curiously, I could *not* find freeze-dried strawberries at either giant supermarket near me. I know I’ve seen them there in the past. I ended up buying a few boxes of Special K with Red Berries and picking the strawberries out.

    Reply
    • Emma
      August 30, 2015 at 11:21 pm (1 year ago)

      So glad you and your workmates enjoyed them and what a great idea to use the special K to get the berries. So clever of you to think of that.

      Reply
  15. Laura
    September 21, 2015 at 9:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi, I made these today, however, they came out very dry and I was unable to roll them into balls. Any suggestions? My mix looked like the pictures.

    Reply
    • Emma
      September 22, 2015 at 3:25 am (1 year ago)

      It could be that your dates were a little dry, maybe try adding a splash of water just a teaspoon at a time to add a ittle extra moisture to the dough. Repeat until the mix comes together to form that sticky dough.

      Next time you could try soaking your dates in some warm water for 10 mins before you begin, then drain and rinse and make as normal. That should help too.

      Let me know how you go, hope this helps :)

      Reply
  16. Lennae
    September 28, 2015 at 3:58 am (1 year ago)

    Oh my these look delicious! If used strawberries that weren’t frozen, do you think they would turn out ok?

    Lennae xxx

    http://www.lennaesworld.com

    Reply
    • Emma
      September 28, 2015 at 7:48 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Leannae,

      The recipe calls for freeze dried strawberries and to be honest I’m not sure fresh would work. The texture and consistency would be very different.

      Regular dried strawberries would work just fine I’m sure but as for fresh I couldn’t say. Can’t hurt to give it a try though, let me know how it goes :)

      Reply
  17. Emily
    October 12, 2015 at 3:21 am (12 months ago)

    I can’t get over how pretty, yummy and gorgeous these little balls are! A perfect treat, great work!

    Reply
    • Emma
      October 12, 2015 at 6:51 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Emily :)

      Reply
  18. Lauren
    January 11, 2016 at 3:53 am (9 months ago)

    Hi,
    I am planning on making these this week and I have all the ingredients except salt flakes. I could not find them at the store is there a alternative to that?

    Reply
    • Emma
      January 11, 2016 at 6:39 am (9 months ago)

      Hi Lauren,

      You could just use a pinch of regular salt, no problem :)

      Reply

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