No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

July 30, 2019

No-bake chocolate peanut butter energy balls made with just 5 wholesome ingredients - the perfect pick me up! Vegan and gluten-free.

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Prep Time 10 mins


Total Time 10 mins

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Need a quick pick-me-up? Look no further than these energy balls! Nutty, chewy and packed with all the good stuff, these bite-sized bursts of energy are the only snack you need. Plus they’ve got both chocolate AND peanut butter in, which automatically makes them a recipe for success 🙂

Why you’ll love this recipe:

I just know you’ll love these chocolate peanut butter energy balls! They’re:

  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Made with 5 wholesome ingredients
  • Packed with plant-based protein
  • A super easy no-bake snack!
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No-bake energy balls made with just 5 ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these tasty energy balls!

  • Oats – You can use rolled oats or porridge oats here as we are blending them up anyway.
  • Almonds – Almonds give these energy balls an extra kick of plant-based protein. You could sub walnuts, peanuts, or hazelnuts if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Dates – I like to use medjool dates – the softer and squidgy-er, the better. If your dates are too hard, you can soak them in hot water for 10 minutes to soften them up.
  • Cocoa Powder – To make things extra CHOCOLATEY.
  • Peanut Butter – Peanut butter not only adds delicious flavour, but helps to bind the energy balls giving them a sweet and sticky texture. Swoon!

This recipe is perfect for preparing a big batch on the weekend to enjoy throughout the week. They’re also packed with fiber, healthy fats and plant-based protein to keep you fuller for longer.

How to make chocolate peanut butter energy balls:

Making these energy balls couldn’t be easier! They’re no-bake, so you don’t have to turn the oven on to enjoy a healthy treat! Plus they’re ready in just 10 minutes, which means less waiting time before I can enjoy them. And if you know me, you’ll know I take waiting time pretty seriously 😉

  1. Blend together the oats and almonds to a fine powder, then set aside.
  2. Blend the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter, adding a little water if necessary to help it blend.
  3. Combine both mixtures with your hands to form a sticky dough. Add more water or oats as needed to adjust the texture.
  4. Roll the dough into 8-10 balls, and enjoy!

Step 4 is my favourite, and step 5 (do the dishes) is my LEAST FAVOURITE THING OF ALL.

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I do hope you try this recipe! If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram @shivanilf – I love seeing your creations! You can also keep updated with me on Pinterest and Facebook – I hope to see you there!

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

No-bake chocolate peanut butter energy balls made with just 5 wholesome ingredients – the perfect pick me up! Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 8 balls
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • 60 grams Oats
  • 20 grams Raw Almonds or hazelnuts/ peanuts/ walnuts
  • 4 Medjool Dates
  • 2 teaspoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Peanut Butter

Instructions

  • Add the oats and nuts to a blender/food processor and grind into a fine powder. Add the powder to a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Put the dates, peanut butter and cacao powder into the blender and blend until creamy and well combined. (if it is not blending, you can add a little water)
  • Add the blended date mixture to the bowl and use your hands to bring everything together into a sticky dough. 
  • Roll the dough into 8-10 balls and enjoy!

Shivani’s Tips

  • If the mixture is too wet, add a few oats to help bind it. If it is too dry, add a little water. The mixture should be sticky and easy to roll into balls.
  • These energy balls will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for at least a week.

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