Vegan & gluten free 4 ingredient Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Balls take your favorite childhood combo & turns it into a healthy & easy on-the-go snack!
Make sure to scroll down to check out the video of how easy these come together!
Peanut butter & jelly time! In ball form! Energy balls that is. I’m sure you have seen at least one or two energy ball recipes. If you have no idea what I am talking about, I’ll give you a brief rundown. They are just snacks made from wholesome ingredients formed into little balls. They are all over the internet – mostly sweet in nature and healthy, but I’m sure there are a ton of indulgent ones out there.
I have made these balls a few times already. The first time I tried them was on my friend when we went to see her new house. She texted me the next day saying she loved them so I figured I would test them out on Michael. He also loved them so they were a go for the blog.
They are only made with 4 ingredients and taste like a PB&J sandwich! I used crunchy PB (my fav!) and my 2 ingredient berry chia jam. You can use whatever jam you like though. Store bought works just fine, just check the ingredients to make there are no added sugars or sweeteners in there. If you haven’t made homemade, I highly recommend it! It’s so easy and you know exactly what is going in it.
Dates and oats make up the base of these balls. The dates help hold them together and the oats give off a similar taste to toast. Then obviously the peanut butter and jelly. Everyone can get down on some PB&J. If you don’t like peanut butter, try a different nut butter like almond or cashew. Add some cinnamon for a little kick. These little balls make for a great pre-workout snack or afternoon treat. We like to store them in the freezer so they last longer. Even kids will love them and they will have no idea they are good for you!
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Balls
Roughly chop dates and place in a food processor. Pulse until they are broken up.
Add peanut butter, rolled oats, and jam and process until evenly combined, but some texture still remains.
Roll into bite sized balls.
Store in refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for longer!
This post was posted last year and updated this year with a video and photography!
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