8 varieties of energy balls with a description for each

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 14 1x


These are forever a favorite because you just can’t go wrong with chocolate + peanut butter.



  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (natural, normal, chunky, smooth, doesn’t matter much)
  • 23 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup peanuts


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and blend until the nuts are well chopped and a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the ingredients are chopped into super small pieces but the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon or two) to encourage everything to come together.
  2. When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor. Take 1 large tablespoon of the “dough” and roll it into a ball in between your hands. Repeat with remaining dough. Keep the balls in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer much longer.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Snack
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 10 SERVING SIZE: 1 Bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123.5 Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 82.6mg Carbohydrates: 6.4g Sugars: 3.6g Protein: 4.4g Vitamin A: 2µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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