bowl of peanut butter energy balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These peanut butter energy balls are everything you’ve ever wanted in a snack. They’re made with real ingredients in less than 10 minutes! So, whip out your food processor and make the best healthy peanut butter balls on the planet.

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 4 Carbs 13 Protein 2
Yield 40 1x


  • 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


  1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about a minute until you’ve formed oat flour.
  2. 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.
  3. Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls.
  4. Sprinkle with some sea salt and an optional drizzle of melted dark chocolate.

Tips & 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 ball Calories: 97 Sugar: 11 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 13 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2
Author: Lee HershCategory: SnackMethod: Food ProcessorCuisine: American

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