These peanut butter cookie dough bites are a healthy, energy-boosting snack. You’ll be amazed at how simple they are to make. A combination of peanuts, dates, and chocolate, they come together in just a few minutes. They’re great for an after-school or post-workout snack. If you can resist eating the whole batch right away, you can store these in the refrigerator or on the counter if it’s not very warm in your house.
½ ounce bittersweet baking chocolate (single ingredient: chocolate)
1 cup dates
½ cup peanuts
¼ cup unsweetened peanut butter (single ingredient: peanuts)
- In a food processor, chop the chocolate into little bits. Remove them and set aside.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and run it until a paste forms. Don’t puree the ingredients so much that you can’t see little bits of each ingredient.
- Add in the chocolate and mix together for several seconds.
- Form the dough into 1-inch balls.
This recipe makes 18 energy balls and the cost is $2.13, or $.12 each. These peanut butter cookie dough bites taste like a sinful treat, but they’re actually a healthy energy boost.