These Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Balls are 100% vegan + delicious. They’re sweetened with dates, full of nuts and seeds, and take only minutes to make!

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

You know those days when you're Exhausted with a capital E, your body seems to have forgotten how it's supposed to react to caffeine, and you're digging deep but you just. can't. find. it? Ya, those. Well, I've found the solution: just grab some balls. Wait, let me be a little more clear. Grab some of these peanut butter energy balls. (that could have turned out to be a rather embarrassing misunderstanding.)

All adolescent joking aside, these peanut butter energy balls totally do the trick. I tested my theory last week when I was having one of “Those Days” and, I'm not going to tell you I felt like running a marathon (cause I never feel like running a marathon) but they did work some magic. Some deliciously healthy dessert-like magic that gave me energy for hours.

I've popped one before each of my totally-not-marathon runs this week, and I swear I ran faster. Who knew that magic tasted this good?

These magic peanut butter energy balls are sweetened with Medjool dates and stuffed full of nuts and seeds. The natural sugar in the dates is what gives you the initial wake-me-up and the complex carbs in the oatmeal and the protein in the peanut butter and other nuts help keep you going.

Can you think anything more delicious than peanut butter energy balls to give you that jolt you need?

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

How to adapt this peanut butter energy balls recipe

This recipe is very flexible and takes well to being tailored to suit your tastes, and what you have on hand in your pantry.

  • Use whatever nuts or seeds that you have. Whatever you choose just make sure to chop them relatively small.
  • I like to toast the nuts and seeds I use so they are more flavourful, but you can choose not to.
  • Use any type of nut butter you have on hand. Almond butter is also great.
  • Leave out the coconut, or add more. You choose!
  • Swap the maple syrup for honey, if you'd like.
  • Add more chocolate chips! Or less. Or use chocolate shavings instead.
  • Roll the balls into tiny one-bite pieces. Or just make one giant peanut butter energy ball. {Wait, that's probably not the best idea. But hell, if that's what you fancy just please make sure you're sharing it with all your closest friends.}

If you'd like to see how you can adapt this recipe, check out the recipe No Bake Energy Bites.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 balls 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These healthy peanut butter energy balls are 100% vegan + delicious. They're sweetened with dates, full of nuts and seeds and take only minutes to make!



  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 8 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: a pinch or two of sea salt


  1. Place the peanut butter, dates and maple syrup into a food processor and process until smooth. Next, you can either add all the remaining ingredients to the food processor and process again, or you can scoop out the peanut butter and dates into a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix everything by hand. I prefer to mix everything by hand as my food processor (and even my Vitamix) will overheat since it is a very thick dough.
  2. Roll into 24 balls. Enjoy!

These balls keep for at least a week in the fridge or frozen for much longer.