Cashew Butter Balls

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These cashew butter balls are soft, creamy, and full of rich cashew butter flavor in every bite. They come together with just 3 ingredients and make the ultimate wholesome snack!

cashew butter energy balls.

This may be a controversial opinion, but I think cashew butter is one of the more underrated nut butters. I use it often to make cashew butter cookies and caramel fudge because it’s not as overpowering as almond butter, but it still provides the same rich, creamy texture. 

Inspired by peanut butter balls and almond butter balls, I used cashew butter to make these easy 3-ingredient, protein-packed energy balls. 

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe Highlights
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make cashew butter balls
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More energy ball recipes to try
  8. Cashew Butter Balls (Recipe Card)

Recipe Highlights

  • It’s only 3 ingredients. And still, this recipe turns plain cashew butter into a truly delicious snack. 
  • Takes minutes to make. All you need is one mixing bowl and 5 minutes of hands-on time. The rest of the time is spent letting the fat bombs chill in the fridge. 
  • Easy to customize. Dip the balls in melted chocolate or add in some mix-ins. The options are endless, and I’ll be sure to give you plenty of inspiration later on. 

If you have a container of half-empty cashew butter in your pantry that you don’t know what to do with, this is the perfect recipe for you to try. It will make cashew butter a staple on your shopping list. 

Ingredients needed

Just 3 basic ingredients are all that stand in the way of you and these cashew butter protein balls. 

  • Cashew butter. Smooth and drippy unsalted cashew butter. I used store-bought cashew butter, but you can make your own using cashews and a high-speed blender.
  • Maple syrup. For sweetness and to bind the ingredients together. Honey, agave, or brown rice syrup can also work. 
  • Coconut flour. My preferred flour of choice since it’s thicker than other flours and will give the cashew balls a cakey, more chewy texture. If you’re not a fan of coconut flour, you can use oat flour or blanched almond flour instead, but you’ll want to add more since it’s not as absorbent. 

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How to make cashew butter balls

Step 1- Prep work. Line a large plate or baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Step 2- Combine ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until a thick, smooth batter remains. If the batter is too crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk or water to thin it out. 

Step 3- Shape. Using your hands, form small balls. Place the balls on the prepared plate and refrigerate until firm. 

cashew butter balls.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Adjust consistency. If the batter appears too thin, add more coconut flour or confectioner’s sugar to thicken it up. 
  • Dip in chocolate. Like I do with my chocolate peanut butter balls or coconut balls, my family loves it when I dip these cashew balls in melted chocolate!
  • Freeze the balls. If you’re making these in a hurry, you can freeze the balls so they firm up more quickly. 
  • Switch up the flavor. Occasionally, I like to add vanilla extract, cocoa, flaky sea salt, shredded coconut, or dried fruit.
  • Add mix-ins. Fold in chia seeds, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit, or chopped nuts for an extra flavor boost!

Storage instructions

To store: Store leftover cashew butter energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

To freeze: Freeze leftover cashew balls in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge.

cashew butter no bake balls.

Frequently asked questions

Is cashew butter healthier than peanut butter?

In many ways, yes, cashew butter is an equally tasty, healthy alternative to peanut butter as it has less saturated fat and sugar. 

Is it cheaper to buy or make cashew butter?

Yes! Cashew butter is WAY cheaper to make at home if you’re willing to spend a few minutes to make it. 

More energy ball recipes to try

3 ingredient cashew butter fat bombs

Cashew Butter Balls

5 from 26 votes
These cashew butter balls are soft, creamy, and full of rich cashew butter flavor in every bite. They come together with just 3 ingredients and make the ultimate wholesome snack!
Servings: 40 Balls
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well, until a thick, smooth batter remains. If the batter is too thick (crumbly), add 1-2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk or water to thin out.
  • Using your hands, form small balls. Place the balls on a lined plate and refrigerate or freeze until firm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1BallCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Pretty good. I even rolled into balls, flattened when palm, put in a thumb print and cooked in oven at 375 for 8 minutes on parchment paper and they came out great!