Energy Balls #4 Peanut, Oats, Dates & Chocolate

I think this might be the last energy ball recipe I try! This is the 4th on I have made to see which one I like best!  I prefer the first one that I made… All of these little balls are a great snack, if someone wants something sweet without any added sugar. Check out this recipe for energy balls #4 & let me know which recipe you prefer…if you haven’t tried any of the others I will include a link to them all below.

This recipe is very quick & simple to make. It just has a few ingredients. I didn’t have any chia seeds but I had every other ingredient in the house.

Here are the links to the other energy ball recipes

Date & Cocoa Energy Balls

Sesame Vanilla Energy Balls #2

Peanut Energy Balls #3

This recipe..#4, is from the Minimalist Baker. The recipe is call Peanut Butter Cup Energy Bites….

I made it as is in the recipe except for not adding any chia seeds

Here is the recipe


1 cup dates, cut in half to check for pits…*** if your dates are dry, soak them in hot water for a few minutes to soften up…drain well before using

3 tbsp natural peanut butter

1/4 cup chocolate, chopped up…..I used a non-dairy semi-sweet chocolate *** if you want this to be vegan, use a non-dairy chocolate

2/3 cup oats, I used a quick oats since this isn’t being cooked..


  1. Put the dates into the bowl of your food processor or blender & process until they are a paste…it will form a ball around the blade in the food processor
  2. Add the peanut butter, chocolate, & oats.  Process until well combined
  3. TAKE THE BLADE OUT OF YOUR PROCESS so you don’t cut your fingers when you are making these into balls!!
  4. Using a tbsp cookie scoop or spoon, form the mixture into balls.
  5. Chill in the fridge to firm up
  6. Recipe says that these will keep for a week in an airtight container. They can be frozen as well… if you grab a couple from the freezer to take with you as a snack, they most likely will defrost by the time you want to eat them!


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Dates in the food processor
Ready to add the other ingredients
Chop up the chocolate
Everything in the food processor bowl
This recipe made 18 balls….I ate one!

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