These peanut butter energy balls are everything you’ve ever wanted in a snack. They’re made with real ingredients and in less than 10 minutes!
So these balls.
Are legit the balls Lin and I make every single week. It’s nuts that this wasn’t the first ever recipe I posted on FFF because I’ve been making them for that long! They’re the ball recipe I bring to every event I host and to every party I go to. They’re the ball recipe I bring to swoon over my boyfriend’s parents and they’re the balls I eat on-the-go. THESE BALLS ARE EVERYTHING TO ME AND THAT’S NOT EVEN A JOKE.
Every time I bring these balls somewhere, I get asked what the recipe is. WHELP- instead of staring back with a blank face…I can now direct people HERE!
Alright. Let’s go over exactly what you need for these balls:
- All-Natural Peanut Butter
- Pitted Medjool Dates
- Rolled Oats
- Vanilla Extract
- Sea Salt
- Dark Chocolate
How, I could I forget….AND A KITCHEN NINJA. No, this is not a sponsored post…I’m just obsessed with my Ninja. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me (other than the day I discovered the peanut butter banana combination). I love this small appliance because it’s 3 things in 1: a HIGH SPEED blender, food processor, smoothie maker. I stress high speed, because this thing processes like WOAH. Instead of spending mediocre money on all three of those things…I suggest you make an investment and get the best of all three in one. It will make your kitchen life so much better, I promise. There is nothing worse that a half-assed food processor that doesn’t really work. AMIRIGHT
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates (~15)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup peanut butter, drippy
- ½ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- optional: melted dark chocolate
- Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about a minute until you've formed oat flour. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough. Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Sprinkle with some sea salt and an optional drizzle of melted dark chocolate.
So yes, these balls are as simple as throwing everything into your food processor and processing for 2 minute then rolling into balls.
What i like to do with my balls is lay them out on a cookie sheet and pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours before placing them in my ball bag. That’s right ladies and gents. I have a running gallon-size ball bag in my freezer that I just keep refilling. I find that my energy balls will last the longest things way and I actually prefer them a little frozen.