Easy & Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
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Serves: 14
  • 1 3⁄4 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1⁄2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1⁄3 cup raw peanuts
  • 1⁄4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Optional Toppings/Filling:
  • Jelly Filled: 2 tablespoons natural fruit jam
  • Chocolate Shell: ¼ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips, melted + 1 tablespoon crushed peanuts
  • Chocolate Chips: ¼ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  1. Combine the dates, oats, peanuts, and peanut butter in a food processor and process for 1 minutes, until well combined. Continue to process and pour in 3 tablespoons of water through the top opening of the food processor and process for 30 seconds more until the mixture forms into a large sitcky ball.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop the energy ball mixture from the food processor and, with clean wet hands, shape the mixture into a golf-ball sized ball shape between your palms. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 14 balls.
  3. Optional Fillings/Toppings:
  4. If doing the Jelly-Filled option, create a deep well in each ball with a finger and spoon 1⁄8 tsp of natural fruit jam into the well. Fold the ball around the well to seal and gently shape back into a ball.
  5. If doing the Chocolate Shell option, melt the chocolate chips in a pan over low heat, then roll the balls into the chocolate mixture to coat and set on a plate, then sprinkle each ball with the crushed peanuts. Set the balls in the freezer for 20 minutes so the chocolate shell can harden.
  6. If doing the Chocolate Chip option, transfer the energy ball mixture from the food processor to a bowl and pour in the chocolate chips, then knead the chocolate chips into the energy ball dough, then proceed with shaping into balls.
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at https://nutritioninthekitch.com/healthy-no-bake-peanut-butter-energy-balls/