Eggnog Bites


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These eggnog bites make a fun, healthy, and festive no bake dessert that comes together in minutes. 

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Festive energy balls and bites are always one of my favorite things to make. If you’ve tried my pumpkin protein balls or snickerdoodle bites, these eggnog bites need to be next on your agenda.

Recipe highlights

  • Secretly healthy. Unlike other dessert bars or bites, my recipe uses wholesome ingredients and no gluten or dairy.
  • The perfect use of eggnog. I often get asked if I know of any ways to use up leftover eggnog and besides replacing my milk in my overnight oats or protein oatmeal with it, these bites are it.
  • Ready in minutes. These fun bites come together in minutes, so I reckon you could make them as soon as the cravings strike.

Ingredients needed

As mentioned earlier, these bites use wholesome and easy ingredients. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Almond flour– I recommend using blanched almond flour as it is so much finer than almond meal. 
  • Coconut flour– Thickens the mixture and holds everything together. Don’t fret though, as you won’t taste any coconut. 
  • Sugar– I used white sugar, but brown, coconut, or even sugar substitutes work. 
  • Salt– Just a pinch to balance out the sweet flavors. 
  • Spices– Cloves and nutmeg which are warming spices. 
  • Cashew butter– Smooth and creamy. Not a fan of cashew butter? Almond butter and peanut butter also work. 
  • Maple syrup– Sweetens the mixture and helps hold everything together. 
  • Eggnog- The magical ingredient. Any store-bought eggnog works, or you can try my almond milk eggnog or low carb eggnog

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How to make eggnog bites

Step 1- Prep. In a mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. Add the cashew butter, maple syrup, and eggnog and mix until a thick dough remains.

Step 2- Shape. Lightly wet your hands and roll out small balls using the mixture. Place them on a plate lined with parchment paper.

Step 3- Set. Refrigerate the balls for at least 30 minutes.

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Recipe tips and variations

  • If your mixture is too thick, add a little extra eggnog or some milk to thin it out. If the mixture is too thin, add a little extra almond or coconut flour. 
  • Change up the spices like adding cinnamon or ginger. 
  • Roll the balls in some sugar or powdered sugar for some extra sweetness.
  • Feel free to fold through some chopped nuts, raisins, or even some currants. 

Storage instructions

To store: Bites need to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They keep well for up to four weeks. 

To freeze: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

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Eggnog Bites

5 from 18 votes
These eggnog bites make a fun, healthy, and festive no bake dessert that comes together in minutes. 
Servings: 18 Balls
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well. 
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, heat your nut butter with your sticky sweetener until combined. Pour your wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix well. Add the eggnog until a thick batter is formed- If the batter is too thin, add a dash more coconut flour.
  • Using your hands, form into small microwave-safe balls. Roll balls in extra granulated sweetener and place on a baking tray or plate. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to firm up.


TO STORE: Bites need to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They keep well for up to four weeks. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1BallCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 8gFiber: 2gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 3.3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1.3mgNET CARBS: 1g
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. Too funny all these no raw egg people. Woman celebrating her 117th birthday insists on having one every day. Many people into fitness eats more than one. Don’t taste the cake batter and everyone gets a trophy! That was mean, I’m messing with you all. I probably have worms cause I like rare and med rare steaks. ?

  2. Im a little confused why this recipe is listed as paleo when oats are the main ingredient and includes any kind of egg nog {dairy free or not}, which is guaranteed to be loaded with refined sugars..

    1. Hi Emma, please read the full ingredients list and directions- The tested paleo option is listed there, along with a homemade hack for paleo friendly eggnog.

  3. Made these this past weekend. You don’t mention in the directions when to add the protein powder! I ended up just mixing it in with the flour and such, though, and everything seemed to turn out okay. I used the pumpkin spice nog, though I used about 1/8 cup to get a really thick dough that resulted in awesomely dense, chewy balls. Rolled ’em in coconut sugar, too, and it’s a delightful pairing. I wasn’t much a fan of the nog on its own due to having too much ginger in it (what is up with that? half the store-bought pumpkin spice stuff I’ve tried has too much ginger!), but it got watered down enough in these balls to just be awesome. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  4. For the longest time I didn’t even know you could buy eggnog in the store. Growing up, my dad always made it himself… with raw eggs!! And it was delicious!

    1. Hi Joanna! The original recipe uses pre-made dairy free eggnog 🙂 The extra instructions at the bottom for the DIY version includes that 🙂

  5. Would using a whey protein powder screw these up? I know in the past I have read that whey makes things sticky, but that is all I have right now. However, I NEED to try these, so I can buy a different type!

    1. Hi Katelyn! I usually avoid whey as it makes it SO sticky and hard to work with- You can use it for this but you’d need to add more coconut flour and a dash less liquid 🙂

  6. I was never a big fan of Eggnog but this post has made me reconsider. I gotta get my hands on some Almond Nog!!

  7. Um, weren’t you just mocking candy canes and bloggers who hurry the holidays. I’d call shenanigans except the Hubby loves his eggnog.

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