Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Nutty and sweet, No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls are the simple snack that is both satisfying and good for your health. These energy bites are made with ALL NATURAL real ingredients, loaded with powerful superfoods and nutrients. Refined and ADDED SUGAR-FREE, these bites are perfect kids lunchbox snack or energizing post-workout meal.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I would really want to know, who in the world doesn’t love peanut butter? I mean, seriously. Ok, except those who have a severe peanut allergy… but common people. Peanut butter is super tasty. It has this perfect, nutty sticky texture that is just sooo YUM. + It’s such a HEALTHY and versatile spread that pairs so well with chocolate and the fruity jellies. OMG!

Ok ok, I’ll be the first to admit. I wasn’t always such a huge fan of peanut butter. That was mainly because I didn’t try THE REAL deal peanut butter before. I got peanut butter from the store and it was loaded with sugar and it was so greasy.

I fell in love with peanut butter when I made my first homemade thing – from REAL peanuts. No added ANYTHING. It turned out creamy, super nutty and just delicious. I was instantly hooked. I think it’s purely possible that now I’m a biggest peanut butter lover in town. No, I tell you… I’m no joking.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I put peanut butter in everything now. In my morning smoothies – like this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. I’m making no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars. I use it as a spread on my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups. Peanut butter is a staple in my house. I even got my husband and my kiddo to adore this deliciousness with me.

Since lately I’m not in the mood for turning on the oven, and we all love sweet treats in the house, especially ones that include peanut butter – I’m making a bunch of these Peanut Butter Energy Balls for my family. They are super easy to make and super yummy snack that is both satisfying and SO good for our health. + it’s energizing and kills the sugar cravings like SUPER fast. Win!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls are nutty, sweet, and beyond words tasty. Sweet treat in the true meaning of the word. But also these little bites are very filling and nutritious, packed with so many good stuff – dietary fibers good for our digestion, ALL NATURAL plant-based proteins and energizing healthy fats. YES!

Peanut butter is a great source of unsaturated – healthy fats and fibers but also proteins + an excellent source of a whole range of vitamins and minerals – like vitamin A and E, folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, and many other amazing nutrients. It’s OMG, overwhelming how healthy peanut butter is!

And although is high in fat and calories the good news is, you get a lot of nutrition from having these calories so don’t feel bad for having a one too many of these Peanut Butter Energy Balls. These beauties are calorie dense, nutrient-packed little wonders.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

To give these Peanut Butter Energy Balls even more power, I added some MORE superfoods – flax seeds, that are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 and fibers. + Flax seeds are also the good source of plant-based proteins.

Balls are naturally sweetened with dates and super low-calorie so feel free to indulge yourself with more than one. Dates have this beautiful caramel flavor that paired so well with nutty peanut butter. I tell you… these little sweet treats are omnomnom delicious!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls are …

  • no-bake and made with only 6 ingredients,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion, weight loss, and a healthy digestive system,
  • rich in plant-based proteins,
  • rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin A,
  • ADDED AND REFINED SUGAR-FREE,
  • enriched with superfoods – FLAX SEEDS,
  • gluten-free and vegan,
  • low in calories, kid-friendly and very nutritious,
  • an excellent post-workout snack.

The great thing about this Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe is that it’s super easy to make. You only need like 10 minutes and one bowl. Yup, this recipe is NO-BAKE. All you need is a food processor.

These amazing little energy bomblets are truly a delish treat. Give them a go. I know you’ll get hooked on its amazing nutty taste and its soft texture.

Enjoy!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

A protein-packed snack, No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls are easy to make, ALL NATURAL healthy treat. Refined and ADDED SUGAR-FREE, these bites are perfect kids lunchbox snack or energizing post-workout meal. Vegan. Gluten-free.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, International
Keyword energy balls, energy bites, oatmeal, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 22 balls
Calories 99 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates pitted and soaked in hot water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats *
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter natural creamy without added sugars or oils
  • 3 tablespoon flax seeds ground
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. Drain but keep some water.
  2. Place Medjool dates, rolled oats and almonds in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about a minute.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed.
  4. Check texture by pinching the dough between your fingers. It should be sticky and able to keep its shape. If the mixture is too dry, add more water in which you have soaked the dates.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll between your palms to form your balls. Sprinkle with some sea salt.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving. Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer. As a measure, I used a US cup (240ml).
* For GLUTEN-FREE version, use certified gluten-free oats. 

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

25 Comments

  1. Hubby and I were just discussing making some healthy treats/snacks. This looks perfect. I will get busy this weekend and whip up a batch.

  2. love a great energy ball and peanut butter is a win win.. My family would love these! A must try and perfect timing with back to school too!

  3. Marisa Franca

    I don’t know how many times I wished I had something like this with me or at arms reach. I get busy and I don’t want to take the time to stop and make something to eat. And then there are the times where a kitchen/food is not available. These energy balls would be perfect. We travel a lot and these would be ideal in between regular meals. I’m saving this recipe.

  4. I love having nutrition bites in the house. My kids love them. They go in school boxes and as snack times treats. I think peanut butter is always a big success with kids and our whole family. These sounds so yum. Saving for later.

  5. So…normally the only way I eat dates is wrapped in bacon! But I’m going to have to mix it up and make some of these energy balls because they look and sound fabulous. And perfect as I’m getting back into my workout routine

  6. I can never have enough of energy balls and with peanut butter in it my kids love them and finish up most of it. Looks delicious for my after workout snack.

  7. As a child growing up in Georgia I ate peanuts and peanut butter all the time. Unfortunately, now I have a child who has a peanut allergy, so I’ll be making this recipe using almond nut butter. Looks so delicious.

  8. My son recently joined a gym and i have been on the lookout for tasty treats. These fit the bill perfectly and the use of dates is genius. Fab recipe

  9. uh oh! I need more energy in my life, but I’m afraid that if I made these, I wouldn’t be able to stop eating until they were all gone. Then I’d probably have the energy of a toddler on Mt Dew!

  10. I love energy balls made with natural and wholesome ingredients. These look absolutely delicious. I need to get better about having healthy snacks for my kids, these are going on the list for sure.

  11. I like this energy balls,because it has peanut butter and almonds. Like the idea of using dates for sweetener,

  12. My kids love having little bites like this in their lunch boxes, and they are also completely obsessed with anything peanut butter! Love that these only use natural and real ingredients, they sound delicious.

  13. Somtimes it’s the simplest things that taste the best! These look delicious.

  14. Someone made peanut butter balls when I was in elementary school, and they were sooo good! That was a long time ago before energy bites were popular. I’m glad these little gems are easy to find and easy to make. Absolutely love them. I’ll be trying your recipe soon. It sounds wonderful, and there is a whole container of dates on the counter that needs to be used. 🙂

  15. Yeah I´m pretty addicted to peanut butter, it is so good! these energy balls are like the perfect snack…EVER!!!! pinned 🙂

  16. This looks so easy to make and sounds so healthy and nutritious. My kids love peanut butter so definitely making this soon. Saving for later. Yum!!

  17. I am a huge fan of energy ball and make them quite often! Love your peanut butter version, definitely should make it!)

  18. Amanda Mason

    I hear what you are saying about peanut butter but it’s a GOOD and HEALTHY FAT!! I’m all over these little energy balls! Perfect for post workouts or a snack for when the kids get home from school!!

  19. Love these energy bites as snacks anytime,but life is so busy that I hardly get time to make them I will save recipe.

  20. These sound amazing! My husband has been on an energy ball kick lately and peanut butter is one of his favorite things, so I’m sure these will be a hit! Can’t wait to make them for him!

  21. I’m always looking for new healthy snack recipes. This is going to be the next one I try. Thanks for sharing!

  22. I need to go to the store. Somebody (who shall remain anonymous) ate the last of my almonds and didn’t mention it! These are a great “pick-me-up!”

  23. Gimme gimme!! These Peanut Butter Energy Balls look and sound so good! Love that they’re no bake!

  24. Energy balls are so important to have on hand to make good food choices easier and resist grabbing empty carbs when hungry. Love peanut butter too!

  25. I’m with you on the peanut butter! I eat it every day. These energy balls look and sound scrumptious!

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