These peanut butter energy balls are just bursting with sweet chocolatey goodness. I don’t know about you but I get tired thinking about a healthy afternoon snack. Well no need to worry my friends our peanut butter energy balls can be made in minutes and enjoyed anywhere – in our homes, at work, or on the road. They are seriously delicious!

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

RATING

5 from 14 votes

DIFFICULTY / TIME

Easy / 15 Minutes

POSTED ON

April 20, 2020

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Have you ever found yourself opening the fridge again and again hoping that something will magically appear? Or feel tired of the same old food?

I know both all too well. Come 3pm my friends, I’m starting to feel worn out from working and want a little pick me up. That little something to get me through the last hour or two before I call it a day. Something healthy yet quick and easy to eat.

I could have cake, chips, lots of sweet treats but that won’t really help me feel my best. So I tend to keep those out of my home. Remember we end up eating what we see.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls Ingredients

Say hello to these peanut butter energy balls

Awww that is why I’ve come to love my peanut butter energy balls. They are filling and mouth watering good. I can almost close my eyes as I bite into one of these balls of goodness.

These peanut butter energy balls only require 5 ingredients. That’s it!

And you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, substitute it with any nut butter. Almond butter or cashew butter are great options. Don’t have any chocolate chips, feel free to omit them. Or add in more if you’re a chocolate lover. That’s the beauty my friends – we can play with the peanut butter energy ball ingredients and they still tastes good.

How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Let’s get to making these peanut butter energy balls!

First up, is an optional step that I like to do when making these peanut butter energy balls. You can add your oats to a blender or food processor to make an oat powder. Then, set the oats to the side. This helps the balls come together more quickly.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Next, for the peanut butter energy balls add the pitted dates to the food processor or blender and pulse until well mixed. It should form a ball. If your dates are dry, soak them in water for 10 minutes. This helps them soften.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Now for the good part, add oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salt all to the food processor or blender and pulse. The mixture should be combined but not overly processed.

Form the mixture into balls with your hands. If you’re like me, I like to make the mixture into balls quickly. Otherwise, I could eat the dough by the spoonful. It’s seriously that good. And I’ve definitely done that before and wondered where all the peanut butter energy balls went.

Personally, I love to roll the balls in shredded coconut. It adds a nice little variety to these peanut butter energy balls.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Finally, place the peanut butter energy balls in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to let the flavors enhance. These really taste best when placed in the fridge to chill.

So, when your belly starts grumbling or your sweet tooth starts calling, head over to your fridge and enjoy these seriously satisfying peanut butter energy balls. I love that they are bite sized so I can easily grab and go. The single serving sized energy balls are really helpful to see how much you’ve eaten which can prevent overeating.

These peanut butter energy balls are a great healthy snack for kids too! Emmett loves these and typically has chocolate smeared across his sweet little face. In Bali, everything melts quickly so I eat these peanut butter energy balls up in minutes.

How to Store

These peanut butter energy balls will keep for 7-10 days in the refrigerator. You can store them
in the freezer to keep these longer.

More Easy Snack Ideas

If you liked these peanut butter energy balls, you’re going to love my easy homemade granola bars. The granola bars also use peanut butter and include chopped almonds and cranberries. Delish!

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

5 from 14 votes
These peanut butter energy balls are bursting with sweet chocolatey goodness. Made in minutes and enjoyed anywhere - in our homes, at work, or on the road.
GUIDE
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine healthy
Servings 12 balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dates If dry soak in water for 10 minutes and drain water.
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions

  • Add oats to a blender or food processor and make an oat powder. Set the oats to the side.
  • Add dates to a food processor or blender and pulse until it forms a ball.
  • Add oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salt to the food processor and pulse. The mixture should be combined but not overly processed.
  • Form balls with your hands. Place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to enhance the flavors.
NOTES

Notes

The peanut butter energy balls will keep for 7-10 days in the fridge. Store in the freezer to keep these longer.
I love to roll the balls in shredded coconut.
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories: 80calCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 6IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Jess July 16, 2020 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I love these date balls. These bring me right back to my time in Thailand. I’d have them as afternoon snacks. Now I’ll be making them at home too!

    • Emily July 16, 2020 at 11:36 pm - Reply

      Wahooo so great to hear Jess! Energy date balls are my go to mid morning snack

  2. Maddie October 25, 2020 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Love love love these energy balls! I have a sweet tooth and am always looking for healthier options that make me stay full longer…and these do the trick! Definitely add the coconut flakes on top too :)

    • Emily October 25, 2020 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      Wahoo so glad you enjoyed the energy balls Maddie! Thanks for sharing this. Emmett even asks for coconut flakes on top of his energy balls :)

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