PB and J Swirl Energy Balls

These no-bake peanut butter and jelly inspired energy balls are a healthy grab and go snack made with dried fruit and nuts! These no-bake peanut butter and jelly inspired energy balls are a healthy grab and go snack made with dried fruit and nuts!

Peanut butter jelly. Peanut butter jelly. Peanut butter jelly and a baseball bat.

So. You guys know that peanut butter is my life. Like, I don’t go a day without eating peanut butter in some form. I always have at least 6 jars in my cabinet at all times just in case one runs out. Better safe than sorry. I even put nut butter packets in my liquid bag at the airport so that my peanut butter can get through security safe and sound. 

Obsessive? Mehhhhhh. 

These no-bake peanut butter and jelly inspired energy balls are a healthy grab and go snack made with dried fruit and nuts!

PB + J = LOVE.

Perfectly sweet and perfectly salty all in one swirled bite. 

These no-bake peanut butter and jelly inspired energy balls are a healthy grab and go snack made with dried fruit and nuts!

These balls are grain free made with a date + nut base. If you have a peanut allergy (I don’t know how you people survive), feel free to sub for almonds/almond butter on the pb side. 

STORAGE

I’ve gotten questions on how I store my balls. I prefer to freeze them instead of refrigerate because they stay good for a longer amount of time! What I do is place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread the balls out on the sheet. I pop them in the freezer for about an hour or two before transferring into a gallon-size bag. They should stay good for a few months! #winning

These no-bake peanut butter and jelly inspired energy balls are a healthy grab and go snack made with dried fruit and nuts!

Recipe

PB and J Swirl Energy Balls

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 28ish

Ingredients

For the Peanut Butter

  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter, all natural
  • 1/4 teaspoon water*
  • 2 tablespoons honey

For the Jelly

  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup almonds or cashews
  • 1/4 teaspoon water*
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

For the Peanut Butter Side

  1. Place peanuts in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about a minute or until the peanuts turn into a meal. Then, add in medjool dates, peanut butter, and honey. Mix for 1-2 minutes or until your dough is formed. If the dough is too dry at this point, add some water in 1/4 teaspoon increments. NOTE- add water in very small amounts, you don’t need much! I used 1/4 teaspoon.
  2. Scoop out a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll between palms. Repeat.

For the Jelly Side

  1. Place nuts in a high-speed food processor and process for about a minute or until the nuts turn into a meal.
  2. Then, add in medjool dates, dried blueberries, and salt. Process on high for about 1-2 minutes or until your dough is formed. If things are too dry, add some water in 1/4 teaspoon increments. NOTE- add water in very small amounts, you don’t need much! I used 1/4 teaspoon.
  3. Scoop out a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll between palms. Repeat.

For the PB and J Swirl Energy Balls

  1. Press a peanut butter ball and a jelly ball together and roll between your palms to create a PB and J Swirl Ball.
These no-bake peanut butter and jelly inspired energy balls are a healthy grab and go snack made with dried fruit and nuts!

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