For times when you need a quick, quick snack.
In between meals when you crave a little something sweet… but you’re not sure what. After dinner when you want to eat a whole chocolate bar… but you know that’s probably not the best idea. Before you start shoving all the chocolate in your face, make sure you have these No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls on hand. They’ll save you!
There’s been many times where I’m out and about running errands and I just forget to bring something to snack on. Then I find myself buying way more than I need to at the store because I’m starved and hangry. Like, everyone get out of my way kind of hangry. That’s not fun and I know you’ve been there too. Even though I’m doing a 3-day soup cleanse at the moment, most of you probably are not, ha, so these little bites are perfect for you pre-workout, post-workout, in between meals, for snacks or as a sweet, guilt-free dessert.
For those times you’re haaangry. They’re ridiculously easy and quick, low-fat, wholesome and just enough to tide you over until you can make something substantial for yourself.
How are they low-fat, you ask?
We are using peanut butter right?
Well yes, but we’re using the de-fatted PB Fit powder! So genius and kinda my newest obsession. You get the amazing peanut butter taste we all love… but without the fat.
If you’re following a HCLF lifestyle (high carb low fat) like I am then you can appreciate these low fat energy balls. Sweetened with nature’s candy (dates) and coconut sugar, I suggest making these once a week for those special times.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons PB Fit powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 7–8 gooey medjool dates
- 2–4 tablespoons water, as needed (until dough is sticky!)
- shredded coconut, for rolling in(optional)
- In a food processor, combine oats, PB powder, coconut sugar, chia seeds and cinnamon. Blend until well combined, and oats are ground up. Add in the medjool dates and pulse, adding water as needed. Keep pulsing until well combined and doughy! The mixture should form into one big ball while in the food processor.
- Roll into 10-12 balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture each) and roll in optional shredded coconut.
These sound fantastic! If I decided that I wanted to make these using actual peanut butter or almond butter, how much would you recommend using in place of the powder?
Michele @ Two Raspberries
these sound PERFECT for snacking on in between meals! I have never heard of that PB powder before so I totally need to check that out because I LOVE my peanut butter! 😉
Thanks Michele! They are so perfect for snacking – I’m thinking about making them for the 2nd time this week ha. The PB powder is life-changing!
But is it healthy?? Just one read I found—I try so hard to eat clean and lose weight which is very trying in your mid 40’s
kitty: all you have to do is look at the individual ingredients to get your answer. That one tablespoon of coconut sugar is divided between 12 energy balls and the dates provide vitamins and fiber. No brainer.