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I’m not proud of it, but I’m not the most pleasant person to be around when I’m hungry. 😅

And frankly, I don’t feel so great either. I don’t have energy, can’t concentrate and am not really enjoying myself. 

So, to prevent that from happening, I always have a snack with me. Currently, my favorite one is peanut butter energy balls. 

They are so incredibly easy to make and require only a few ingredients. Moreover, they are rich in vitamins and minerals, taste super delicious, and keep me full. 

Plus, they are great for on the go, and you can prepare them in a few minutes.

So, how could you not want to eat them every day?

Let’s take a look at the ingredients that make these peanut butter bliss balls so nutritious:

Oats are one of the healthiest foods available. Among other things, they are a good source of fiber, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, and calcium.

Further, oats promote satiety and can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Dates are a perfect natural sweetener and a delicious snack. They are also rich in fiber, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6.

Natural peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and contains many healthy fats.

It is also rich in essential micronutrients like vitamin E, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, copper, biotin, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. 

For the most health benefits, pick natural peanut butter, where the only ingredient is peanuts.

If possible, avoid the ones that have added salt, oil, preservatives, and flavors.

Mix all of these ingredients together, and you get a delicious snack that satisfies your taste buds, provide your body with vital nutrients, and keeps you energized. 

Alright, let’s head to the kitchen!👩🏻‍🍳

Vegan peanut butter energy balls in a big white bowl with peanut butter and oats in the background

 ⏲️PREPARATION TIME

Preparing these peanut butter energy balls takes less than 10 minutes. So, you’re only a short time away from deliciousness. 

🥘 INGREDIENTS

For this recipe, you’ll need

  • 10 pitted dates 
  • 120 g (½ cup) natural peanut butter
  • 90 g (1 cup) oats

🔪 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the dates in a blender and mix until the dates are chopped into tiny pieces.
  2. Next, add the oats and peanut butter. Mix again until everything is blended nicely. 
  3. Put the mixture into a bowl. Use roughly 1 tbsp of dough to form a ball and place the ball on a plate for in a storage container. 
  4. Do this until you’ve used up all the batter.  
  5. Place the bliss balls in the fridge to harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Enjoy. 

💭 TOP TIP

Adding a pinch of salt will help bring out the peanut butter flavor even more and enhances the energy balls overall. Still, using salt is optional. 

Making the energy balls works best with soft dates. If they are old and hardened, you may have a hard time blending them, and the taste may not be as good. 

When you buy dates, make sure you always store them in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out. 

Vegan peanut butter energy balls in a big white bowl with peanut butter and oats in the background

EASY PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS – VEGAN & HEALTHY

Tamara June
These delicious healthy peanut butter energy balls are super easy to make and require only three ingredients. They keep you satiated, while also providing you with essential nutrients and energy. They are vegan and entirely made from whole foods. Plus, they are great for on the go! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 10 energy balls
Calories 342 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 10 pitted dates
  • 120 g natural peanut butter
  • 90 g oats

Instructions
 

  • Place the dates in a blender and mix until the dates are chopped into tiny pieces.
  • Next, add the oats and peanut butter. Mix again until everything is blended nicely.
  • Put the mixture into a bowl. Use roughly 1 tbsp of dough to form a ball and place the ball on a plate for in a storage container.
  • Do this until you’ve used up all the batter.
  • Place the bliss balls in the fridge to harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Keyword energy balls, energy bites, healthysnack, Peanut butter, vegan, wholefoodsplantbased

🌡 STORING LEFTOVERS

Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. 

You can also freeze them for up to a month.

🥗 MORE HEALTHY VEGAN SNACK

These healthy peanut butter energy balls are one of my favorites. Still, I do like some variety. So, here are 5 other snacks I love to make.

📖 VARIATIONS

If you are not a fan of peanut butter, you can also use cashew butter or almond butter. 

To make this recipe gluten-free, choose certified gluten-free oats.

If you’re not a fan of dates, you can substitute agave syrup or rice syrup. Use between ⅛ – ¼ cup ( 35-70g) depending on your preferred sweetness. 

Vegan peanut butter energy balls in a big white bowl with peanut butter and oats in the background

👪 SERVING SIZE

This recipe makes 10 peanut butter energy balls. I eat about 2 per snacking session, which brings it to about 5 servings altogether.

You can easily scale up the servings by clicking on the number in the recipe card and sliding the scale up or down.

🍽 EQUIPMENT

  • Blender or food processor 
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tablespoon

What is your favorite nut butter?

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