Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

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These edible peanut butter cookie dough bites are a healthy, energy-boosting snack. They’re a simple combination of peanuts, dates, and chocolate.

These edible peanut butter cookie dough bites are such a healthy, energy-boosting snack! I can't stop eating them.

I like to have lots of healthy snacks on hand to help steer my family away from junk food. When there’s good food available in my kitchen, it makes it so my easier to make good snack choices.

These edible peanut butter cookie dough bites are just the thing I’m looking for when I want a healthy, energy-boosting snack. They’re a combination of peanuts, dates, and chocolate, and they come together in just a few minutes.

Peanut butter cookie dough bites are so easy to make in a food processor.

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Tips

These peanut butter energy balls come together quickly in a food processor or high-powered blender. I like to leave little bits of each ingredient in the final product, but you can process them to a smoother consistency if you prefer a truer cookie dough texture.

If the dough doesn’t come together easily, add water one teaspoon at a time and process until you get the right texture. It should bind together easily without being wet.

Store these treats in the refrigerator for several days, or freeze for later.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Edible peanut butter cookie dough bites are the best healthy snack!
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Edible peanut butter cookie dough bites are the best healthy snack!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 cup Medjool dates 4 oz
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened peanut butter single ingredient: peanuts
  • 2 tbs mini chocolate chips


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. Process until the dough binds together, leaving little bits of each ingredient. If the dough is too crumbly, add water one teaspoon at a time until everything sticks together easily.
  • Form the dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place the balls in an airtight container for up to five days, or freeze for later.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Servings: 18
Calories: 75kcal
Cost: $.12 per ball

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Price Breakdown

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.

For other raw, energy-boosting treats, check out my Homemade Larabars and my Apple Pie Larabars.

Note: This post was originally published in 2013, and it was updated in 2018.


  1. After you make these do they need to be stored in the refrigerator? How long can you store them? Have you tried to freeze and thaw as needed?

    1. Yes, Patty, I do store these in the refrigerator. They will keep for several days, or you can freeze them for several months. Just defrost before eating. Enjoy!

  2. These were SO yummy and exactly what I was craving. I love your blog! I just started on my whole food journey a few weeks ago and your blog has been so helpful. Than you!

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Erica! I’m so glad you liked these. Snacks are a great place to start when you’re transitioning to whole foods.

  3. Melissa, I don’t count calories, but I believe there are tools online where you can input the ingredients and they’ll give you the nutritional breakdown.

  4. Hey, I just started following you and am loving your recipes! As I’ve slowly been cleaning up my family’s food, my taste for sugar has gone out the window, but my mental cravings for treats remain! So I love all of this great stuff without sugar.

    Question–I don’t have a food processor (yet :(–am saving up for a KitchenAid mixer + FP + ice cream maker). Could I do this in a blender, do you think? Would it help if I pre-chopped everything with a knife? Ahhhhh, I need a food processor! Thanks for the great stuff, keep it coming!

    1. Welcome, Eliza! I’m glad you found me. This would work in a blender if you have a good, sharp blender. I would recommend using cocoa powder instead of the solid piece of chocolate. Also, pre-chop the dates. Worse case, you could hand-chop the nuts and dates as finely as possible and then mix it all together. Let me know if it works for you. (p.s. Check out yard sales and church tag sales – you may find some of those kitchen appliances for a great price.)

      1. This recipe looks wonderful for any time, but I’ve also got race training coming up over the next few months so this will make a great energy snack.

        A friend just told me about your site, and I’m really excited about what I’ve seen so far. Thanks for doing what you’re doing!

        Also to Eliza, I found a really nice $300 food processor on Craigslist for 80 bucks. Somebody bought it, and a year later they realized they never used the thing. It’s certainly hit or miss, but there are some really good buys out there! People have different comfort levels around buying used, but take a look. Good luck!

      2. Thanks, Tracy, and welcome! Great point about Craigslist – I’ve gotten lots of great deals there too.

    1. Thanks, Kirsten. I’ll try to come up with some non-chocolate offerings in the near future, but it will be a challenge.

  5. Jenny, I use Baker’s Chocolate unsweetened baking squares (the orange box). You can find it in the baking aisle at most supermarkets. If you can’t find it, you could substitute cocoa powder.

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