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Choco-Oat Cookie Dough Energy Balls

These energy bites make a delicious and portable protein-rich snack, perfect for game day or post-workout.
Servings 20 balls


  • 1/2-1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt


  • Pulse dates and vanilla in a food processor or blender until they form a sticky ball.
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse until combined and sticky.
  • Wet hands and roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.