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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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Written by Abby

These easy peanut butter energy balls are naturally sweetened with medjool dates and packed with healthy fats and fiber, perfect for an on-the-go snack any time you need it.
Are you ever stumped on what to snack on? Or maybe you're bored of your go-to snacks? We get it! One of the reasons why energy balls are so great is for how customizable they are! The flavor combos are endless and you can tailor them to your personal needs 🙌 If you're trying to incorporate more protein, add in your favorite protein powder or some collagen peptides.
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Made with only 5 ingredients, these peanut butter energy balls are vegan, gluten-free, and only sweetened with medjool dates🌴 making them refined sugar-free as well. This date recipe has a good balance of healthy fats, carbs, and protein which will help keep you full longer 😎They are great as a pre or post workout snack, mid-afternoon pick me up or whenever the hanger strikes!  
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Ingredients you'll need:  

    1. Joolies Pitted Dates
      • The only natural sweetener needed. Don't forget to soak in warm water first! Why soak them? Well while they are juicy beforehand, this step allows them to become extra-hydrated to create the perfect texture for the energy balls.
    2. Gluten-free Oats
    3. Peanut butter
      • We went with creamy, but if you want some crunch...go crunchy😉 Whether you're creamy or crunchy we recommend using a peanut butter with no added oils or sugars. Some of our favorites are Wild Friends and Georgia Grinders! 
    4. Flaxseed
      • This adds healthy omega-3 fatty acids and great boost of fiber, protein, antioxidants and more. You can check out more benefits of flaxseed here.
    5. Cinnamon + sea salt
      • To compliment and accentuate the other flavors!

Optional add-ins:

    1. Chocolate Chips 
    2. Chia seeds/ Hemp seeds
    3. Collagen peptides 
      • A great source of protein that also has many benefits for hair, skin, gut, and joints. This is one brand we love and you can also learn more about collagen peptides on their website. 
If you make this energizing snack, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jooliesdates and use the hashtag #jooliesdates so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 

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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 5 minutes
  • chill time: 10 minutes
  • total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
  • 10 Joolies dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water*


  1. Soak pitted dates in warm water for 5 minutes.

  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until a sticky mixture forms  Note: you may need to add 2 tbsp of water to reach desired consistency.

  3. Pop in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill the mixture. Roll into 1 inch balls and enjoy!

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.