Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

6 Reviews
From:, April 2017

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.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • ¾ cup chopped Medjool dates
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • Chia seeds for garnish


  • Prep

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  1. Soak dates in a small bowl of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. 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.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate airtight for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 ball
  • Per serving: 73 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 4 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 18 mg sodium; 72 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fat, ½ fruit

Reviews 6

September 13, 2019
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By: trexy
Fantastic. Perfectly sweet and filling.
December 19, 2018
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By: Chris Pops Serrioz
Easy peasy and taste great!
September 08, 2018
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By: Heidi
These are so easy to make and taste great!
October 16, 2017
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By: Roger
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.
June 06, 2017
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By: Kateri Gemperlein-Schirm
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.
May 11, 2017
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By: Stacy Fraser
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.
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