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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls

These are so delicious and chocolatey that you'd never guess that fruit is a primary ingredient. For the most health benefits and to get the flavanols in dark chocolate, choose cocoa powder that has not been Dutched or treated with alkali.
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Course: Dessert with Benefits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 25 balls
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND


  • 1 cup pitted medjool or deglet nor dates (4.5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter, creamy style (3.5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, preferably dark chocolate


  • Using a food processor, process the dates and raisins until they become a sticky mass.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until just mixed. You will see pieces of the oats and chocolate chips.
  • With damp hands, form about 25 1-inch balls (each weighing about 15 grams).
  • That's it! Store them in a sealed container at room temperature or the refrigerator.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g