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Healthy 4 ingredient energy balls

All you need is 4 basic ingredients and 10 minutes of your time to make these healthy, nutritious, protein packed energy balls. Perfect snack on the go.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine British
Servings 13 balls


  • ½ cup medjool dates
  • 1 cup (gluten free) oats
  • ½ + ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Optional toppings:
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Shelled hemp seeds


  • Soak the medjool dates in boiling hot water for around 5 minutes to soften them up a little. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine the softened & drained dates, oats, peanut butter and maple syrup in a food processor and process until the mixture binds together, around 3-5mins.
  • Roll the balls with your hands (allow 1 heaped tablespoon per ball) until smooth and ta da – your healthy snacks are ready!
  • Optional: roll the balls in your chosen toppings until fully coated.
  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. They should keep for 3-4 days.
Keyword healthy snacks, protein balls, energy balls, energy bites