No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Tasty No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls make a fabulous gluten-free lunchbox treat or post-workout snack! We love snacking on these PB date bites all week long.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe

Let’s see if I can make it through this entire post without cracking a single ball joke.

I think I can. I think I can. I probably can’t.

Get ready to roll because we’re making no-bake peanut butter energy balls today, folks!

They’re quick, easy, and totally customizable if you want to get creative with your balls. Anything goes!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I have an obsession with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

If I have a fresh loaf of bread in the house, I’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until we finally run out of bread.

Well, at least until we get to the bread heel, because as much as I love a good PB+J… there’s no way I’m eating bread butts.

Not happening. Though I will turn bread butts into croutons – YUM!

Of course my peanut butter and jelly craving always seems to strike hardest when there isn’t a crumb of bread in sight; so I improvised.

Peanut butter energy balls to the rescue!

These peanut butter packed energy bites taste biting into a fresh PB+J sandwich! I absolutely love them!

Since the peanut butter and cherry bits remain separate in the recipe, you can taste them both with similar intensity. It was love at first bite!

No peanut butter? No problem! We also make the most scrumptious Key Lime Pie Energy Bites and Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites too.

I may be biased but our balls are the best! lol

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These bite-sized balls are perfect for snacking! Even better, they’re gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and, above all else, crazy delicious.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Tasty No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls make a fabulous gluten-free lunchbox treat or post-workout snack! We love snacking on these PB date bites all week long.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 16 juicy dried dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup almonds [I used blanched + toasted almonds]
  • 1/2-1 TBSP juice (cranberry, cherry, or simply use water)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter chips (chopped)
  • 1-2 TBSP slightly warm peanut butter for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Toss your almonds and walnuts into a food processor and pulse until they appear finely chopped.
  2. Next add dates, dried cherries, juice and salt.
  3. Pulse your heart out with the food processor until the mixture is well-incorporated and a bit sticky.
  4. Remove the mixture from the processor and spread onto a piece of wax/parchment paper or cutting board.
  5. Next you'll want to add the luscious peanut butter chips. Since they're sized a bit awkwardly for folding into the energy bite mixture, use your food processor or a sharp knife to give the PB chips a rough chop so they resemble peanut butter chunks.
  6. Incorporate the two and then roll into bite-sized balls.
  7. Scarf some as a snack right away, and store extras in an air-tight container.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls Snack

I’ve been positively cuckoo for peanut butter lately and having this bread-free alternative to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in my arsenal makes me giddy!

If you get a chance to try these easy no-bake peanut butter energy balls, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!

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  • wow, dates cherries and almonds too, great texture and natural sweetness and love the peanut butter drizzle too!

    • Thanks Sabrina! We’re in love with the combo!

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