These Salted Peanut Butter Energy Balls taste like they’ve been sent from heaven after a long run. The sodium and other minerals we lose during exercise need to be replaced and what better way than with the sea salt energy balls as delicious as these?
Bibi rather surprised me singing about chocolate salty balls when she was just a girl. Isaac Hayes and South Park led to a lot of parents around the world explaining the concepts of innuendo and what it’s not OK to sing in front of your grandma. Nice to bring it full circle and share a recipe for healthy, innuendo-free salted energy balls on our grown-up lady blog!
Cacao and cocoa powder are both pretty good for you (hurray!) so you can use either – totally up to you.
These are super-simple to make, btw. You can use a stick blender but I’d recommend getting your hands in there and mushing up the mix with your fingers. Messier but much more fun.
- 200g pitted dates or date paste
- 150g crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cacao or cacao powder
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and blend together (either with a stick blender or with your hands).
- Roll in to small balls or into a long log.
- Dust with cocoa or cacao powder. Refrigerate for a least an hour.
- If you've made a long log, cut into 1cm slices.
Yael Tamar says
Wow i have been looking for this kind of peanut Butter Balls recipe for my kids as they love peanut Butter. So finally i landed up in correct page.
Lauren (@poweredbypb) says
These look so delicious.
These sound great! I’ve made similar “bars” with the pitted date base before. They were mostly a home made version of Lara bars but one thing I found to be a great additive and experiment was protein powder. Have you considered trying a vegetarian/vegan protein powder component? It might add a grittiness but, it’s surely an option for adding a quickly digested protein source to the mix. I guess the only question would be if you wanted to add a somewhat processed nutrition source in opposed to the mostly whole foods base it has in the recipe above.
Curious to hear your thoughts!
Mandy Meyer says
You had me at “150g crunchy peanut butter” 🙂
Looks delicious. I will push myself to run faster just to get home to eat these.
Vic Dinovici says
This looks delish! I just cannot stand the protein bars or energy bars you can buy in stores – way too much sugar. Always looking into making mines and this looks like the perfect recipe, thanks for sharing! Dates, peanut butter, chia and cocoa, HEAVEN! Vic
ohh Nice Delicious ..surly try Thanks for sharing
Oh, you had me at dates! They have been my pre-long run staple for a year now. Can’t wait to try this variation!
Emma Harriet says
Wow, he estado buscando este tipo de receta de bolas de mantequilla de maní para prostitutas Moreno mis hijos, ya que les encanta la mantequilla de maní. Así que finalmente aterricé en la página precisa.
Emma Harriet says
Se ve delicioso. Me obligaré a correr más rápido solo para que los escorts maduras Moreno domésticos los devoren. Delicioso.