No-Bake Cran-Pistachio Balls

You'll love every chewy bite of these sweet and salty no-bake treats. For longer storage (and dessert at a moment's notice), keep them in the freezer up to 3 months.

No-Bake Cran-Pistachio Balls
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
24 cookies


  • cup butter

  • cup peanut butter

  • ¼ cup light-color corn syrup

  • 1 ½ cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ¼ cup chopped, roasted, salted pistachios

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 8 ounce white baking chocolate, melted


  1. In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter, peanut butter, and corn syrup over medium until melted. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir oats, pistachios, cranberries, and orange zest into peanut butter mixture. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. Meanwhile, line a tray or rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.

  3. Shape oats mixture into 24 balls. Dip balls in melted white chocolate to coat, allowing excess to drip off. Place on prepared tray. If desired, sprinkle with additional chopped cranberries or finely chopped pistachios before chocolate sets. Chill 30 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 62mg 1%
Folate, total 3.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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