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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This recipe made 18 balls….I ate one!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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