VIDEO: Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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, whip out your food processor and make the best healthy peanut butter balls on the planet.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

 

So these balls.

Are legit the peanut butter energy 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 peanut butter energy balls somewhere, I get asked what the recipe is. WHELP- instead of staring back with a blank face…I can now direct people HERE!

Peanut Butter Balls

Alright. Let’s go over exactly what you need for these yummy peanut butter balls AKA peanut butter protein balls…because in every 1 serving you get 2g of protein! If 2g isn’t enough, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for even more protein in every bite.

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

While those are the ingredients you need to make these peanut butter protein balls, we highly suggest a high-speed food processor such as the 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 than a half-assed food processor that doesn’t really work. AMIRIGHT

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 yes, these balls are as simple as throwing everything into your food processor and processing for 2 minutes then rolling into balls.

Storage

  • What I like to do with my healthy peanut butter 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.
  • We suggest keeping your balls in the freezer, but the fridge works too! If you keep them in the freezer they will last up to 3 months and in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

One last thing before I go! Check out some of our other popular energy ball recipes on Fit Foodie Finds

Fit Foodie Finds Energy Ball Recipes

Recipe

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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, whip out your food processor and make the best healthy peanut butter balls on the planet.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 40

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (~15)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter, drippy
  • ½ cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • optional: melted dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. 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.

Notes

Storage: For best results, lay balls on a cookie sheet and place into the freezer for 2 hours. Then, transfer into a gallon-size freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 97
  • Sugar: 11
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2
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