These Peanut Butter Energy Balls are sweet, crumbly and delicious! Great for when you need a quick energy boost or have the urge for something sweet.
Amazeballs is exactly how I would describe these Peanut Butter Energy Balls! They are super yummy even if I do say so myself.
I made a batch and they barely made it through their photography session before they were inhaled by my son and husband.
If you are craving something sweet or are in desperate need of an energy fix then these Peanut Butter Energy Balls are just the ticket and except for the little bit of chocolate coating they are full of healthy ingredients. If you want to make them a little bit healthier then feel free to omit the chocolate coating. They are still great without it.
You can make these Energy Balls nut free by subbing the peanut butter for Sunbutter.
If you like this recipe then you might also like my No-Bake Cinnamon Apple Energy Bars.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 45g / ½ cup rolled oats
- 35g / ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 40g / ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 250g / 1 cup peanut butter (make sure to only use peanut butter with no additives. Good quality peanut butter should just have peanuts as an ingredient - nothing else).
- 6 medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 90g / 1/2 cup semi sweet dairy free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350
- Pour the oats, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for between 8 - 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can burn very quickly. You want them just slightly toasted to bring out the flavour.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Add peanut butter, dates, maple syrup and salt to a food processor and process until well combined.
- Pour in the toasted oats and seeds and pulse until combined but leave some texture.
- The mixture will look crumbly but if you press it together it should form a ball. If you find it is too dry to do this add a drop of water, pulse then try again.
- Remove the blade and form the mixture into firm balls. You can make them whatever size you like. Mine were kind of walnut sized.
- Get a baking tray and line with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Melt your chocolate chips. You can do this on a very low temperature setting in the microwave or by placing them in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- Dip each of your amazeballs into the melted chocolate. You can either just have them half covered in chocolate or have them fully covered. The choice is yours!
- Place them on the lined baking tray and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
- Best stored in the fridge but can also be frozen. Just remove from the freezer about 15 minutes before you want to eat them.
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