No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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

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.

overhead photograph of some energy balls in a bowl

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!

Shivani xo

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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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Shivani Raja

Shivani Raja grew up eating traditional Gujarati cuisine. She has always been interested in food, and learnt to cook from her mother. She enjoys spending time in the kitchen, photographing her recipes, and sharing them with her readers!

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