Energizing PB Date Bites

These energy bites make the perfect snack or healthier dessert. Packed with protein, fiber and flavor, these will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. I like making them on Sundays and enjoying them all week long. —Erika Gruszewski

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PB Date Bites
  1. Place dates in food processor. Blend until they form a smooth paste (add a few tablespoons of water as needed).
  2. Add the peanut butter and vanilla, pulse until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips, oats and coconut.
  4. Use your hands to roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. To set, pop the balls in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Bite and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator in a sealed contained for up to a week.
Recipe Notes

Makes 15-20 balls


  • Peanut butter: I love peanut butter in this recipe, but you could also try almond butter, cashew butter or even sunflower seed butter.
  • Shredded coconut: If you don’t like the taste of coconut (though mild in this recipe), try using chia seeds or sunflower seeds instead.
  • Gluten-free: Substitute gluten-free oats.
Erika Gruszewski

Erika Gruszewski

Erika is a Syracuse native who now calls Rochester her forever-home. Recently married, Erika loves checking out local breweries and walking at Cobbs Hill Park with her husband. When she is not working as a health research analyst with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Erika enjoys spending time with family across the thruway.
Erika Gruszewski

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