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Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls

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Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls

Sweet/tart chewy dried cranberries have a natural affinity with sweet, creamy white chocolate. Here they come together in our easy-to-make Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls.

Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls on white plate with fabric flower alongside; pink placemat in background

Dried Cranberries Can Be Low FODMAP

Monash University has lab-tested raisins as well as dried cranberries. They are low FODMAP in amounts of 1 Australian tablespoon (13 g for raisins; 15 g for dried cranberries.)

They contain fructans and veer into Moderate FODMAP territory at 1 ½ tablespoons. Still, there is a total of ½ cup, which is 8 tablespoons, called for and our recipe makes about 24 balls.

Even with a serving size of 2 balls, you will still be eating a low FODMAP amount of dried cranberries.

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Choose Your Sweetener

You can use either maple syrup or rice syrup for these Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls. The maple syrup will yield a sweeter result.

The rice syrup is a more subtle sweetener and also has the advantage of being stickier, which helps these balls hold together and makes the rolling process go more smoothly.

White Chocolate Is Low FODMAP

Read more in our post All About White Chocolate. 25 g of white chocolate is considered low FODMAP. Make sure to buy high quality white chocolate, which will have cocoa butter listed as the fat on the label.

Do not buy any white chocolate that uses alternative fats, such as cottonseed oil, soybean oil or any fat other than cocoa butter.

Pile of Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls on white plate with fabric flower alongside

Also be sure to check out our PB Chocolate Energy Balls, ones that taste like an Almond Joy bar, even ones with RAINBOW SPRINKLES! We have a Trail Mix energy ball, too.

Pile of Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls on white plate with fabric flower alongside
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Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls

The classic combo of tart cranberries & sweet white chocolate are combined on our Low FODMAP Cranberry White Chocolate Energy Balls

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 24 balls; 12 servings; serving size 2 balls

Makes: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (99 g) old-fashioned oats; use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet
  • 1/2 cup (135 g) natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) maple syrup or rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup (53 g) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 4- ounces (115 g) white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

  1. Place oats, PB, maple syrup or rice syrup, cranberries, white chocolate and vanilla in a bowl and stir together very well with a sturdy wooden spoon, large, firm silicone spatula or your hands until thoroughly combined. We like to use our stand mixer fitted with the flat paddle and highly recommend this approach.
  2. Roll the mixture into small, bite-size balls about 1-inch (2.5 cacross. We use a tiny scoop to help the process. If the mixture is too soft, simply cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.

Dédé's Quick Recipe Tips Video

Notes:

Tips

  • Not all white chocolate is created equal. Read All About White Chocolate for more info. In brief, make sure that cocoa butter is the only fat listed on the ingredient label.
Course: candy, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.9mg

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.


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