Peanut Energy Balls #3

This recipe is also from Deliciously Ella ( the Sesame Vanilla Energy Balls were from this site)  Dates, oats, peanut butter & peanuts. I checked the calories & the roasted peanuts added so many! The calorie count for 1 cup of dry roasted peanuts is 854! Certainly gets me thinking about grabbing a few handfuls of roasted peanuts! I did a very unscientific & I am sure not accurate estimation of the calorie count of these energy balls by calculating the calories in the amount of dates, oats,peanut butter & peanuts that go into this recipe. Then I divided that number by 25, this recipe made 25 balls, 2 tbsp of mix per ball & came up with approximately 100 calories for each ball. That’s not too bad, but it is the peanuts that upped the count … there is no added sugar & I used natural peanut butter. The original recipe gives the amount for the ingredients by weight, I have weighed them out & measured them in cups so I am putting that here. I have not figured out the calories counts of the other 2 types of energy balls that I have made so far. If you are interested let me know & I can do the same thing for each of them..but remember, this is no way an accurate thing! This recipe called for coconut oil, which I don’t have so I added the amount called for in the recipe with more natural peanut butter

Here is the link to the recipe on Deliciously Ella

https://deliciouslyella.com/peanut-butter-energy-balls/

Here is the recipe without the coconut oil that the original recipe called for. But that is the only change I have made…this recipe is not mine

Peanut Energy Balls

3 cups pitted dates

1 cup quick oats

1 cup roasted peanuts

4 tbsp natural peanut butter

 

Method

1. Cut the dates in half to ensure that there are no pits left

2. Put the prepared dates, oats, peanuts & peanut butter into a food processor & process until finely minced. Mine mixture did not form into a pasty ball, but when I tried to form a ball with the mixture it held together so I knew it was processed enough

3.Take the blade out of the food processor so you don’t cut your fingers!

4.Form the mixture into balls any size you like. I use 2 tbsp of mixture to form my balls & i got 25 ball

5. Put the balls into the fridge to firm up, bit I ate a couple of right away!

6 .The original recipe from Deliciously Ella says they last a few weeks in the fridge or freeze them to keep longer

Enjoy!

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