PB&J Energy Balls

PB&J Energy Balls

How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches do you think you ate as a child? And now as an adult? Many less, I am guessing. Let’s bring some of that PB&J joy back into your life with these PB&J Energy Balls!

PB&J Energy Balls Taste Like Childhood

This recipe was actually a spontaneous concoction that stemmed from simply using the ingredients I had in my cupboards and seeing what I could craft. Wow do these taste exactly like childhood! I immediately enjoyed a couple energy balls upon completing this recipe and am guessing you’ll do the same when you finish a batch. The chewy texture, the perfectly reminiscent taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the healthy ingredients… all things that led my tummy and taste buds to give a giant thumbs up, upon enjoying these.

Ingredients You’ll Need For This Recipe

This recipe does require a food processor to get that incredible chewy texture that comes from the combination of dates, nut butter and and some tasty add-ins! Food processors are not a cheap investment, but they last for years and many, many batches of energy balls. This is the Cuisinart food processor I own and absolutely adore it! Remember that one time you bought a cheap blender to make smoothies and the motor burned out when you tried to put frozen fruit in it? Same. Not-so-cheap kitchen appliances are 100% worth it!

PB&J Energy Balls
Total Time
10 mins

Bring your childhood into a clean and delicious energy ball that is perfect for a quick snack!

Course: Snack
Servings: 15
Calories: 133 kcal
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp Rodelle vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  1. In a food processor blend the peanut butter, medjool dates, vanilla extract, honey and cinnamon until thoroughly combined.

  2. Add the rolled oats and dried sweetened cranberries. Blend again until thoroughly combined, but there are still bits of oats and cranberries visible.

  3. Roll into golf-ball sized balls.

  4. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes


133 cals ~ 5g fat ~ 19g carb ~ 3g protein

If You’re Really in a PB&J Kind of Mood

Continue down the yellow brick road of PB&J delight with this recipe for PB&J Banana Bread. Yet another way to enjoy a childhood favorite!