No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe

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


  • 16 juicy dried dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup almonds (I used blanched + toasted almond slivers)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup unsalted walnuts
  • 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


  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.