Peanut Butter & Dates Snack Bites

Energy bites are by far a go to snack for that in between meal pick me up! They are absolutely tasty, easy to make and can last a long time. Also as a university student, I do not have access to a food processor and wanted to make a simple recipe that did not require as much appliances. This simple peanut butter and date snack bites have few ingredients and are super easy to carry.


  • 1/2 cup of dates (not medjool but the hard cheap ones you can find in any grocery store)
  • 1 flax egg-1 tbsp grown flax seed with 2.5 tbsp of water
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup thick peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 3/4 cup of rolled oats
  • Optional: 2 tbsp cacao powder


  1. Make a flax egg: mix 1 tbsp of ground flax seed with 2.5 tbsp of water in a mixing bowl and leave for 5-10min till it becomes gel-like
  2. Soak the dates in the hot water till the dates are soft. Or you can also microwave the dates in 1/4 cup of room temperature water for 30 seconds instead for quicker results
  3. In the mixing bowl add the soften dates, peanut butter and spices and mix well till you get a paste
  4. Then you will add the rolled oats slowly (1/2 cup at a time) till everything is well mixed and you get a sticky paste
  5. Portion everything with a tbsp per each serving and mold into a ball
  6. You can dust a few of the date balls with cacao powder
  7. Store in the fridge for up to a week or you can freeze it for up to 2 months


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