Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Today we wanted to share a recipe for healthy peanut butter energy bites.  These quick and easy 5-ingredient naturally sweetened bites are the perfect on-the-go snack for everyone.

Sometimes you just need “real” food but making “real” food sounds exhausting.  If you are wanting something quick and easy to throw into your purse or call “lunch” without anyone judging you.

Well this recipe is exactly what you need.  These energy bites are so yummy and healthy at the same time.  No one not even your kids or those with a sweet tooth will not know that there is no added sugar and that these are healthy.

Warmer weather means more adventuring and for us means more good healthy snacks on hand are needed.  You can throw these in your bag or purse and both adults and children will be pleased with this yummy snack.

There is more good news as these little snack bites are totally customizable.  No peanut butter? You can substitute any other nut butter.  No chocolate? You can leave it out.  Just add more oats or chia seeds if you leave the chocolate out.  If you don’t want to use chia seeds, you can use flax or hemp seeds.  It’s just that easy. 

What are these good for?

Hikes? Road Trips? Travel? These are the snacks for you.  Get creative and add coconut, peanut butter, or butterscotch chips instead.

Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites with No Added Sugar.

Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 1 cup medjool dates (pitted/ if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well)
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (or flax or hemp seeds)
  • 2/3 cup rolled or quick oats


  1. Pulse dates in a food processor or blender until they're in small pieces or it forms a ball.

  2. Add oats, chocolate, chia seeds, peanut butter and pulse or mix until combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed.

  3. Carefully roll into small balls about 1/2 to 1 inch using the warmth of your hands to mold them together. It should yield between 14-28 balls depending on the size you make them.

  4. To set, pop in fridge or freezer for 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

These will keep fresh in an air-tight container for up to a week.  Freeze for longer term storage. 

We encourage you try this recipe for yourself.  You won’t believe how easy it is to throw these energy bites together.  Even if you are in a rush, within a couple minutes you can have a healthy ready-to-go snack.

We’d love to hear what you think about this recipe.  Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for visiting Sunup to Sundown! Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who it could benefit from it. 

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