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
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
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