Prune energy balls are the perfect grab-and-go snack for both kids and adults. Packed with fiber and just 4 ingredients, these will become a go-to healthy energy ball recipe in your home. Gluten-free.
I’ve been making variations on healthy peanut butter balls for years. They are a snack that everyone likes, every time. The best part? You cannot mess these up. As long as you are a peanut butter fan, you will love these low carb peanut butter balls.
What makes these easy peanut butter energy balls so nutrient-packed?
- Pitted Prunes
- Peanut Butter
How To Make
- Place all ingredients into your blender
- Blend until well mixed, adding 1-3 tbsp. water (1 tbsp. at a time) if the mixture is too dry to blend well
- Add honey to the blender if a sweeter energy bite is desired
- Roll into bite-sized balls
Add all ingredients into your high-speed blender or food processor.
Scrape sides as needed. Add 1- 3 tbsp. of water as needed if more moisture is needed for blending.
Next, add honey to taste if you’d like your healthy energy balls to be a bit sweeter.
Blend until mixed well and roll into bite-sized servings.
- almond butter or sun butter in place of peanut butter
- add honey for a sweeter energy ball
- add flax seeds or chia seeds
- coconut or other dry fruit
- protein powder
Blend up your own version day after day!
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Prune Energy Balls
- 2 cups certified gluten-free quick-cook oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter ✅
- 1/2 cup pitted prunes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla ✅
- 2-3 tablespoons honey, optional
- ⭐️Blend the ingredients. Place the oats, peanut butter, prunes, vanilla, and honey if using, into the blender. Blend until well mixed, adding 1-3 tbsp. water 1 tbsp. at a time if the mixture is too dry.2 cups certified gluten-free quick-cook oats, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup pitted prunes, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2-3 tablespoons honey, optional
- Roll and serve. Roll into bite-sized balls. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for later.
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These are so easy and delicious!
Create Kids Club says
They are a favorite at my house!
Blew up my blender trying to mix.
Instructions need to be more specific like add oats last
Jodi Danen, RDN says
Hi Brittny! Sorry to hear you had a hard time with the recipe. I do add all the ingredients together, oats and all. If you don’t have a high-speed blender that might be the issue. If it’s not blending well just add more water a little at a time to get it started blending. Hope that helps!
How can I incorporate the substitution of Protein Powder??
Jodi Danen, RDN says
Hi Pescale. I have not tried adding protein powder to the recipe, but if I were going to I would cut the oats back a little bit and add a scoop or 2 of protein powder. If they are too firm you could add more peanut butter. Let me know if you give it a try!