Overhead image of a plate of no-bake date energy balls with peanuts and chocolate chips.

Peanut Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 21 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These homemade date peanut energy balls are so easy to make you’ll want to make a batch every weekend! Try them with the added sea salt for a delicious sweet and salty treat.



  • 1.5 cups packed, soft pitted dates (330 g)
  • 1.5 cups peanuts (225 g)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (90 g)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional, only use if using unsalted peanuts)


  1. Place ingredients in a food processor and mix until it forms a thick dough. You should easily be able to pinch the dough into a little ball. If it seems too crumbly to roll (this can happen if your dates were too dry), add 1-2 tbsp water and blend again. 
  2. Use your hands to roll the dough into approximately 22 balls, about 1-inch each in diameter.


Storing: Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months. They don’t freeze solid so are yummy straight from the freezer!

Peanuts: Blanched salted or unsalted or dry-roasted salted or unsalted all work. If using salted peanuts, do not add sea salt. If peanuts are unsalted, add up to 1/2 tsp optional sea salt for a yummy, sweet and salty treat!

Energy Bar Option: The dough can also be pressed into a parchment-paper lined 7 or 8 inch square baking pan then sliced into bars if you prefer.

Peanut-Free Option: Substitute the peanuts with almonds or cashews.


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: chocolate chip energy balls, peanut energy balls