Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2017

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Soak dates in a small bowl of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine the soaked dates, oats and peanut butter in a food processor and process until very finely chopped. Roll into 12 balls (a scant tablespoon each). Garnish with chia seeds, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 week.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate airtight for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; 3 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 18 mg sodium. 72 mg potassium; 10.1 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 1.8 g protein; 1 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mcg folate; 4 mg calcium; 13 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2019
Fantastic. Perfectly sweet and filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
Easy peasy and taste great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2018
These are so easy to make and taste great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2017
Looks good will try it out and update. By the way though really shouldn't use a nut free tag since peanut butter is still considered a nut product and is still dangerous to anyone with a nut allergy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2017
I always have these energy bites on hand especially if I'm running around all day. They keep in the fridge for quite a while and are perfect for a quick on-the-go snack. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2017
I love these packable peanut butter-oat energy bites. Easy to make and they hold well in the refrigerator for all week for a grab-and-go healthy snack. Read More
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