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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls


You don’t have to be vegan or gluten free to love these all-natural 5 ingredient peanut butter cookie dough balls! The perfect snack.


  • 1/2 cup peanuts (I like honey roasted)
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I used chunky natural)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 ounces chocolate


  1. Mix: Pulse JUST the peanuts in a food processor until they are broken down into fine crumbs. Add the dates, peanut butter, and vanilla to the food processor and pulse again to form a soft, sticky dough. Add the tablespoon of water if the mixture gets too sticky. For me, 1 tablespoon was just the right amount to get the mixture moving through the food processor without making it overly wet. Continue to pulse and press the mixture back down with a spoon until there are no more large pieces of dates or peanuts, and the mixture starts to stick together in one large ball.
  2. Roll: Roll small pieces of “dough” between your hands to form small balls. The dough will leave a bit of an oily residue on your hands but should stick together really easily. Place on a plate or cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate until you’re ready to dip in chocolate.
  3. Dip: Melt the chocolate very slowly (double boiler, hot oven, or carefully in the microwave) and dip each ball into the chocolate. Remove the balls with two forks and let the excess drip off. Place on wax paper or parchment paper and allow the chocolate to set. You can put them in the refrigerator or freezer to keep them cold and/or help set the chocolate.


For 12 even balls, divide the whole mixture into four sections. Each of those sections should be rolled into three separate balls.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cookie energy bites, cookie dough balls, peanut butter energy bites