Peanut butter energy balls

These peanut butter energy balls are great as a snack and ideal to pack in a lunch box or take on a hike – so nourishing!

Ready in

30 minutes

Serving size

Makes about 24 balls
Serves 8


  • 25 unsalted almonds, coarsely chopped, or 100 ml sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups (500 ml) uncooked ordinary oats
  • 150 g pitted dates, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) raisins
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) peanut butter (with no added salt and sugar)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) strong Rooibos tea, cooled


  1. Blend almonds or sunflower seeds in a food processor until coarsely ground. This should make about ¼ cup (60 ml) ground almonds or seeds.
  2. Add oats and blend until it almost looks like a coarse flour mixture. Add dates, raisins, cocoa powder and cinnamon and blend. Add peanut butter and Rooibos tea and blend until it starts to look like cookie dough.
  3. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls.
  4. Pack in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week. Serve four as a portion for a snack.


  1. Roll balls in extra cocoa powder for an added chocolatey flavour.
  2. If you need the mixture to be softer to blend and roll, just add another tablespoon or two of Rooibos tea, as the dryness of oats and cocoa may differ from one brand to the next.

Peanut butter energy balls

Peanut butter energy balls

Make these guilt-free sweet treats, we promise you that you will love them!

Peanut butter energy balls

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