5 Ingredient No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites

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5 Ingredient No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites

This super tasty 5 Ingredient No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites recipe features red cranberries and green pistachios for the perfect festive and healthy Christmas snack.

Hi guys!

We are back from Thanksgiving at Hilton Head Island.  I’m putting together some highlights to share with you on Friday but today I have a brand spankin’ new holiday recipe to share with you.  This No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites recipe is ONLY 5 Ingredients and perfectly festive with red and green for Christmas!

These bites are so good! They are sweet from dates, tart from cranberries and salty from good old pistachios.  I think you are going to LOVE them.


Why you’ll love this 5 Ingredient No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites recipe…

Sure I love holiday cookies as much as the next girl, but with the hectic holiday season, I need something to actually nourish my body during the day and give me some nutrients and energy.

That’s why I made this No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites recipe.  It’s filled with goodness like oatmeal, dates and chia seeds!  The festive coloring is all-natural and comes from green pistachios and dried cranberries.

Sure… you could use almonds but I love the green color of the pistachios and all of the health benefits you get from eating them.  Pistachios are high in protein, fiber, AND antioxidants making them a great superfood.

Did you also know that pistachios are one of the most vitamin B-6 rich foods you can get!  Vitamin B-6 helps with blood sugar regulation that can help you stay full in between meals.

With only 5 Ingredients I wanted to get you the most bang for your bite and these DELIVER!

Ingredients in this No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites recipe

  • Oatmeal
  • Chia Seeds
  • Dates
  • Pistachio
  • Cranberry


Seriously!  Only 5!

How to make my No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites recipe

Making these healthy superfood bites could not be easier!  Instead of blitzing it all together in a food processor, I make these in a few steps so you have a dough to form a ball but still some visible pieces of cranberry and pistachio.

  1. Soak your dates and save the water.
  2. Mix together the dates, chia seeds, and water in a food processor and blend until you get a paste.
  3. Add the oatmeal and mix until you get a paste but leave some oats visible.
  4. At the end add the pistachios and cranberries.  Finish mixing in the food processor just enough to combine them.  Leave lots of peices you can see. 🙂

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I hope you’ll give this No Bake Holiday Superfood recipe a try!  It’s the perfect snack you need to get you through all that holiday shopping.


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5 Ingredient Holiday Superfood Bites

These 5 Ingredient Holiday Superfood Bites are the perfect treat for Christmas that you can feel good eating!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Cover the dates with water and allow to soak for 20 minutes. Drain but reserve a 1/4 cup of the water for the bites.
  • Add the dates, chia, and water to a food processor and blend until the dates form a paste. Add the oats and blend until you get a dough. Leave some of the oat pieces intact.
  • Then add the cranberry and pistachios to the food processor and pulse until combined. You don't want to over-process them though. Leave some larger pieces.
  • Form into balls and set on a cookie sheet. Allow the bites to set in the fridge.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge.


Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 5 Ingredient No Bake Holiday Superfood Bites
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By | 2020-06-11T13:52:59-04:00 December 2nd, 2019|All Vegetarian, Food, Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers|8 Comments


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  3. Angela December 3, 2019 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    These sound so delicious and I love how colorful they are! Perfect for the holidays…YUM!!!

  4. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets December 2, 2019 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    This looks tasty and so easy to make! I don’t eat pistachios often but I’m intrigued by this flavor combination 🙂

  5. Deborah Brooks December 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Those are so pretty and perfect for a holiday party or a gift. Love the cranberries and pistachios in them

  6. Lisa Ballantyne December 2, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

    And I hit “send” before responding to your question! Oops on me! My favorite holiday recipe is my husband’s walnut mushroom stuffing; and over the years I’ve continued my late mother’s tradition of a fresh fruit salad.

    Ok, I’m done now, and I actually remembered everything this time!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne December 2, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

    5 stars
    You always share the healthiest and most delicious recipes, Julie!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 2, 2019 at 8:39 am - Reply

    These are so cute! I bet the combo of salty from pistachios and the sweet from cranberries makes a big punch of flavor.

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