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

Remember to subscribe to THE ENDLESS MEAL'S NEWSLETTER for FREE to get healthy and delicious recipes each week + our cookbook!

More Delicious Energy Balls:

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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!

If you love this recipe as much as we do, let us know with a 5-star rating!

5 stars (5 ratings)
Print Recipe Rate Recipe Pin Recipe


  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 8 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, toasted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: a pinch or two of sea salt


  • Place the peanut butter, dates, and maple syrup into a food processor and process until it becomes a smooth paste.
    ½ cup natural peanut butter, 8 Medjool dates, 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Scoop the peanut butter and date paste into a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and mix everything by hand.
    1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup pecans, ¼ cup sunflower seeds, ¼ cup unsweetened coconut, ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, Optional: a pinch or two of sea salt
  • Roll into 24 balls. Enjoy!


These balls keep for at least a week in the fridge or frozen for much longer.
Serving: 1 energy ball, Calories: 112kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 143mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 14IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?If you love this recipe as much as we do, be sure to leave a review or share it on Instagram and tag @TheEndlessMeal.