Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American



1 cup pitted/packed medjool dates

¼ cup natural peanut butter

¼ cup roasted peanuts

3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon salt (see note)

Cocoa powder, for rolling


  • Place all the ingredients, minus the salt. Pulse until everything comes together. Add a splash or two of water if needed. The crumbled mixture should easily come together.
  • Take roughly 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue and roll mixture into 12 balls and place in the refrigerator. Place a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder on a plate and roll the balls in the cocoa powder.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Tips & Tricks: Taste your mixture first before adding salt. I’ve found that peanut butter that has added salt will change the amount needed for extra salt.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: dates, peanuts/hemp seeds

Link: Recipe lightly adapted from Sarah Waldman’s cookbook, Feeding a Family.

Keywords: date balls, peanut butter balls