5 Ingredient Peanut Cup Energy Bites

EASY, 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites sweetened with dates and studded with oats, dark chocolate and chia seeds! Full of fiber, protein and healthy fats.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 15 (bites)
Calories: 92kcal


  • Food Processor or blender


  • 1 cup dates pitted // if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well
  • 3 tbsp all-natural salted peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (or sub flax or hemp seeds)
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats


  • Pulse dates in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces or it forms a ball (see photo).
  • Add oats, chocolate, chia seeds and peanut butter and pulse or mix until combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed.
  • Carefully roll into 1-inch balls (29-30 grams per ball), using the warmth of your hands to mold them together. Should yield 14-15 balls (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).
  • To set, pop in fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. Otherwise, eat as is! Will keep fresh in an air-tight bag or container for up to a week. Freeze for longer term storage.


Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 15 bites) <-- Rough Estimate

  • Calories: 92
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 2.1g