Power Balls (Two Versions)

These power balls make a great little snack or treat. There are two versions…

1. The Chocolate/Peanut Version (pictured):

I recently bought my first bar of unsweetened chocolate (100% cacao)…and to steal vocabulary from my 5-year-old, it tasted disgusting! However, in some magical way the combination of ingredients in this recipe below make the cacao taste like “regular” chocolate. I have to thank a 100 Days of Real Food reader for introducing me to a version of this recipe. I would have never thought to put these items together and now we can’t stop eating them!

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Power Balls

This power balls recipe make a great little snack or treat. There are two versions…
4 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 10 balls

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup nuts I used pecans
  • ¾ cup dates dried, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter an all natural PB is recommended - the only ingredient necessary is crushed peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend.
  • Form into balls and serve immediately or keep refrigerated.
  • For a slightly different variation without peanut butter check out the chocolate torte recipe.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut-Butter Power Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2. The Peanut/Honey Version:

This recipe is from a friend of a friend and you can get creative with adding extras.

Peanut Honey Power Balls

4 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 10 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter an all natural PB is recommended - the only ingredient necessary is crushed peanuts
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups oats rolled
  • 1 cup nuts or dried fruit

Coating Options

Instructions
 

  • Mix the first four ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Form them into balls then roll them in the crushed nuts, granola cereal, or unsweetened coconut.
  • Serve or refrigerate.
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118 thoughts on “Power Balls (Two Versions)”

  1. Hi! The intro to the recipe talks about chocolate bars, but I don’t see them in the recipe. I have a 100% chocolate bar that was given to me that I’m trying to use up. I saw a comment below that the original recipe that had a chocolate bar was changed to this one with cocoa. Can you please post the original one? Thanks!

    1. Hi Liz – Lisa was just referencing her experience tasting 100% cocoa in a bar, however the recipe has always called for cocoa powder from memory. I even went back and checked the oldest version of the post from June, 2010 (just one month after she started the blog), and it calls for cocoa powder. I assume you could grind up your bar and use it as a substitute though. – Jason

  2. Hi. If I sent these to school for an afternoon snack, do you think they would “hold up” until the afternoon? Thanks!

  3. Hey, this recipe has changed! I used to make it all the time, and the recipe called for an ounce or two from a cacao bar. Now it calls for powder. Where’s the original recipe? (I used to make it and loved it. We took a break from peanuts for a while, so I haven’t made it. I’d love to have the original recipe back.)

  4. 5 stars
    These are so satisfying! I only had medjool dates and had to pit them first, but this is a really great recipe and super quick to throw together! Thank you!!

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