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Date energy balls with chocolate and peanut butter

This easy to make vegan date energy balls with chocolate & peanut butter gets ready within 15 minutes. A healthy way to satisfy your sweet craving.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Making time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 21 small balls
Calories 53kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates preferably medjool dates but any variety is fine
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Soak the dates in warm water for around 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes discard the water and remove the seeds.
  • Put all the ingredients in a grinder or food processor and process until everything comes together like a dough.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture and roll between your palms to make a smooth ball. Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
  • You can enjoy them immediately or keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before eating. Store them in an airtight container. They will be fine in the fridge for around 10-12 days and 2-3 months in the freezer.

Notes

  1. Medjool dates are considered to be the best dates for energy balls because of their rich sweetness and softness which helps in binding things together. 
  2. If you are allergic to peanuts, use almond or any other nut butter. You can also skip roasted peanuts or use any other nut of your choice.
  3. Instead of peanut butter, you can also use tahini.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg