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Salted Peanut Protein Energy Bites

Servings 18 balls


  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pits removed <approx. 13 dates>
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, dry roasted
  • 1/2 cup cashews, salted
  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder, unflavored <I used Momentous Essential unflavored - vanilla should work too>
  • 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Dump all the ingredients into a food processor. Process for approximately 1 minute.
  • Pulse food processor occasionally to evenly chop everything up. Of note, this mixture will be chunky and crumbly. <It will not come together in a ball like the other energy bites recipes around here.> Do not over process or the oil separates from the nuts and things get greasy.
  • Roll 1 heaping tablespoon of crumbs into balls. This will make approximately 18 balls.
  • Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.


Other Thoughts
  • You can use any protein powder you want - however, I highly recommend an unflavored or vanilla whey protein powder. 
  • Plant based protein powders can be used but make sure to add 1/4 cup - not necessarily one serving. 
  • These guys are more crumbly than my other energy bites, if you are used to those ones. You just want to squish them into a ball and they hold together great. 
  • If they aren't coming together well, your dates were probably too dry. You can add a little maple syrup or a couple more dates. Next time, toss your dates in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften them up before putting them in the food processor. 
Athletes: These bites are the perfect balance of fat - protein - carbs to help keep your hunger at bay between meals. <<One bite = 110 calories, 4 gm fat, 15 gm carbs, 5 gm protein>> Eat as many as you need to meet your snack goals. 
Healthy Eating: The goal of snacks is to control our appetite and hunger between meals. These guys are sure to give you all you need to satisfy that need between meals! 
Kids: I get a lot of questions about kids and protein powder. I'm an absolute no unless it is NSF certified. Products that I like + are NSF certified are Momentous, BiPro, and Garden of Life.