These No Bake Strawberry Crunch Energy Balls taste like little strawberry crunch ice cream bites! With only 5 ingredients, A creamy and gooey cashew base sweetened by medjool dates, these energy bites are easy to make and packed with fresh summer flavors.

A white small dish with pink no bake strawberry crunch energy balls. they are coated in freeze-dried strawberries and coconut

These no-bake strawberry crunch energy balls are my new favorite snack!

They are sweet, smooth, and crunchy at the same time.

Nothing is better than delicious and treats that are easy to make. They are also perfect for meal prep and are freezer-friendly.

When the strawberry energy bites are served straight out of the freezer they taste just like strawberry crunch ice cream bars.

If you want to switch it up, try these No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies and No-Bake Brownies as well.

Why I love these no-bake strawberry crunch energy balls

  1. First of all, they are freaking delicious! The 100% taste like little strawberry crunch ice cream bites. But they are in no bake treat form! 
  2. So easy to make. All that’s needed is a food processor. No oven needed. 
  3. All you need are five ingredients that I usually have at home anyway.
  4. They are freezer-friendly which means that they are perfect for meal prep. After making a large batch I know that when ever I need a snack, there are no bake strawberry crunch energy balls in the freezer. 
raw balls covered in sweet sugar-free pink dust

What Makes These Energy Balls So Good?

These delicious strawberry energy balls are made with five wholesome ingredients” dates, cashews, freeze-dried strawberries, vanilla extract, and coconut.

They are sweetened by medjool dates only. It is natural, unrefined sugar and also adds the perfect gooey texture.

Why are we using freeze-dried strawberries?

Not only are they convenient and keep “fresh” for a long time, but they are also packed flavors, and concentrated flavors. Moreover, it has the perfect crunch.

The freeze-dried berries have a slightly different taste than the fresh berry.

It’s mainly because during the conservation process, all the water is removed making the flavor very concentrated.

They are both sweet and sour making the taste buds dance with joy! 

cashews, dates, coconut, berries, and vanilla extract displayed in measuring cups

What Are Strawberry Crunch Raw Balls Made Of?

All that’s needed to make these delicious strawberry energy bites are five ingredients, five! However, you can add a few extra add-ins to boost these treats to the next level. 

No-bake Strawberry Crunch Energy Balls

  • Raw cashews (soaked and drained) 
  • Medjool dates
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Coconut shreds (for rolling)

Optional add-ins

  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut shreds 

How to make Raw Strawberry Energy Bites

Start with soaking the raw cashews with a pinch of salt in hot water for 2 hours or in cold water overnight on the kitchen counter. Then drain and rinse the nuts. Set aside. 

Now, and Put the cashew strawberry crunch dough in the fridge and leave it there for 20-30 minutes to settle. This will make it easier to roll into balls. 

You can blitz the strawberries and coconut quickly in a clean food processor to make the coating finer, see picture above.

How to store the strawberry crunch raw balls

A white small dish with pink no bake strawberry crunch energy balls. they are coated in freeze-dried strawberries and coconut

When it comes to no-bake energy bites I always love storing them in the freezer. And these, strawberry shortcake energy balls are no exception. 

When eaten straight out of the freezer they literally taste like strawberry crunch ice cream cake! It is so smooth and tastes just magical! 

How long does strawberry crunch last in the fridge?

You can store them in the fridge too. They will last about 1 week in the fridge. But as mentioned above, I highly recommend keeping them in the freezer. You will miss out if you don’t do it… 

Have you seen this No-Bake Dessert Round-Up blog post I’ve made? If not, check it out. I’m sure you will be able to find a couple of other treats you really want to make. 

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paleo and vegan strawberry crunch energy bites coated in a gluten free pink sprinkle

raw balls covered in sweet sugar-free pink dust

Get the recipe:Strawberry Crunch Energy Balls {No-Bake}

With only 5 ingredients, a creamy cashew base sweetened by medjool dates, these energy bites are simple and packed with fresh summer flavors.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of raw cashews, soaked and drained *
  • 6-7 large medjool dates, pitted, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup freeze-dried strawberries, lightly crushed, divided
  • ¼ cup coconut shreds for rolling

Optional add-ins

  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut shreds

Instructions 

  • Start with soaking the raw cashews with a pinch of salt in hot water for 2 hours or in cold water overnight on the kitchen counter. Then drain and rinse the nuts well. Set aside. *
  • If the Medjool dates are not soft, you can soak them in hot water to soften them up. Soak for 10 minutes and then drain the water.
  • Add soaked raw cashews, dates, and vanilla extract to a food processor. Blend until a smooth paste/dough has formed. 
  • If adding optional add-ins, add them to the food processor as well and blend until it’s incorporated. 
  • Add the majority (save about ¼ cup for rolling) of the freeze-dried strawberries and coconut to the food processor and plus it a few times. Don’t over mix it because then you will lose the crunch effect.
  • Put the cashew strawberry crunch dough in the fridge and leave it there for 20-30 minutes to settle. This will make it easier to roll into balls. 
  • In a shallow dish or plate, mix the coconut shreds with the reminding dried strawberries (If preferred, you can break them into little pieces in a blender). 
  • Scoop up the dough and roll it into balls. Roll the balls in the strawberry coconut mix to coat the outside.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* If you are short on time, you can skip this step.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 222kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Sodium: 14mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 14g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.