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Peanut Butter Protein Balls | Your Afternoon Savior!

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 15 minutes + 30 minutes in the fridge
  • Yield: 18 balls 1x


Make these delicious peanut butter protein balls to boost low energy! These are the perfect peanut butter energy bites for work, gym or after school!




  1. Place Medjool dates, rolled oats, peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of water into a food processor.
  2. Pulse until the mixture starts to come together. If needed, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is well combined. The amount of water needed depends on how juicy your Medjool dates are! See the notes section below.
  3. Divide the mixture into roughly 1 tablespoon amounts. Wet your hands (to help stop the mixture from sticking), and roll each portion in the palms of your hands until you have a rough ball.
  4. Optional step: Push a depression into the center of each ball, then fill the hollow with 2-3 peanut halves. Then pinch the sides back over the peanuts and roll again.
  5. Add crushed peanuts to a small bowl and used them to coat the balls.
  6. Place the finished balls into an airtight container (in a single layer) and allow them to firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Store Peanut Butter Protein Balls in an airtight container in the fridge, and consume within a week.


  • *If your Medjool dates are a little dry, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry before use.
  • **We like to use salted smooth peanut butter. Feel free to use salted crunchy peanut butter or unsalted peanut butter.
  • Nutritional information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 71
  • Sugar: 1.6 g
  • Sodium: 23.5 mg
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.1 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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