No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Okay, peeps.  I have some very good news for you.

This recipe is centered around two of my loves: chocolate and peanut butter.  Sound familiar?

Second, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes and only 6 ingredients.

Yep: not even 10 minutes.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef

If you’ve never made your own energy balls, energy bites, or protein bars before, I highly recommend you start with this recipe. This is a virtually fool-proof recipe that is so delicious and easy.

Plus, again, less than 10 minutes.

It’s like redonk easy.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef

While you can make an energy ball with all kinds of ingredients, I love starting mine with a base of dates.  Dates are full of naturally occurring sugars which makes the recipe nice and sweet without having to add any added sweetener.

Plus, dates are pretty sticky already which makes the whole ball hold together very well.

Just make sure your dates are pitted BEFORE adding them to the food processor – processed date pits are the worst!

Thought I was gonna say. “..the pits,” right there, didn’t ya?  😉

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea ChefNo Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef

These no bake chocolate peanut butter energy balls are so darn amaze-balls (sorry, just had to on that one!), you’re just not even gonna be able to believe it.

Since these energy bites are no-bake, they’re great right out of the food processor, but even better after placed in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Easy, high protein snack that's ready in less than 10 minutes! | A Sweet Pea Chef

If you don’t happen to have a food processor, you can always use a heavy duty blender like a Vitamix.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

 

And remember: less than 10 minutes.

Go!

5 from 1 vote
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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
 
Super easy, 10 minute, and clean-eating no-bake chocolate peanut butter energy balls. So much goodness!
Categories: Clean, gluten free, Kid-Friendly, Protes
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter date balls, chocolate peanut butter energy balls, date peanut butter balls
Servings: 15
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add the dates to the food processor or heavy-duty blender and process until they’re small pieces or they form a ball. Make sure they’re pitted before adding them to the food processor!
  2. Next, add in the old fashioned oats, dark chocolate morsels, chia seeds, peanut butter, and ground cinnamon and process until combined.
  3. Check the mixture - you want there to be consistently small pieces but not have it be overly processed.
  4. Carefully grab a small handful and roll into about 1-inch balls, using the warmth of your hands to mold them together.
  5. You should be able to make about 12-15 energy balls.
  6. No need to bake these - just pop them in fridge or freezer for about 15 minutes to set.
  7. These energy balls will keep fresh in an air-tight container for up to a week or you could freeze for longer.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.9g4%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 1.3mg0%
Carbohydrates 16.5g6%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 11.9g13%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

2 thoughts on “No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  1. Hello. I am intrigued by the No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls, however, I want to know what substitutions you would suggest for dates? Will it still be as good without dates?

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