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Overhead shot of energy bites coated in rainbow sprinkles on a white plate and white background, next to some beeswax birthday candles and scattered sprinkles.

No Bake Birthday Cake Energy Bites {vegan + gf + paleo friendly}

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  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18 energy bites 1x


No bake birthday cake energy bites that are easy to make and also healthy!? Yes please! These easy little snack bites are made with only 9 ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry. Making these an easy make-at-home treat for adults or kids! They are vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened, and paleo friendly. You can easily cut the recipe in half to make a smaller batch.

This recipe was inspired by Dishing Out Health’s Strawberries and Cream Energy Ball Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 4 large pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup cashew or almond butter 
  • 1/4 cup packed almond flour 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 12 tablespoons just boiled water – as needed
  • 2 tablespoons organic sprinkles + extra for rolling the energy bites 


  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor except for hot water and organic sprinkles.
  2. Process until a thick dough forms, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed. If it’s too thick to process and there’s still quite a few larger pieces of cashews or dates add just boiled water 1 tablespoon at a time until a dough forms.
  3. Once dough is fully formed, pulse in about 2 tablespoons of organic sprinkles.
  4. Roll into 1 inch sized energy bites. Pour remaining sprinkles onto a plate and roll each energy bite in sprinkles to coat. Move to the refrigerator to chill.


  • I have tested the recipe with both almond butter and cashew butter, and either one works!
  • This recipe makes about 18 1-inch sized energy bites, but it can easily be cut in half to make a smaller batch.
  • Store these energy bites in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to a month. For a firmer texture they can be enjoyed directly from the freezer!
  • Rolling the energy bites in extra sprinkles is optional, but gives them a super fun look! If you don’t have enough sprinkles you could also roll them in chopped nuts or coconut.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: healthy