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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bliss Balls

Easy no bake peanut butter and chocolate bliss balls are the perfect healthy sweet treat!

easy no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites

I first came across bliss balls a couple of years ago and I remember thinking ‘how can something with nuts and fruit taste so good?!’. It was probably the fact that they tasted like chocolate to be honest and I’m a sucker for chocolate.

But really, I’ve made versions without cocoa and they are amazing too. However, if I am going to share my favourite bliss ball recipe with you, its going to include chocolate. And peanut butter.

The base for these bliss balls are medjool dates. They have this sweet caramel flavour and are the perfect texture combined with blitzed pecans, cocoa and peanut butter.

Medjool dates are pricier than regular dates but I promise they are worth it. They last a while in the fridge too if you buy a big pack. I usually make a big batch of these bliss balls and keep half in the fridge and half in the freezer.

easy no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites

I’ll tell you a secret. I actually used to hate peanut butter. Peanut butter on toast used to repulse me and Snickers were my least favourite chocolate bar.

I’m not sure what it was or how I converted into a peanut butter addict but I am so glad I did. I add it to so many of my recipes now, one of my favourites being satay noodles.

These bliss bars are loosely based on Snickers bars as they have the same crunchy-chocolate-peanut butter flavour.

These bliss balls probably take less than 5 minutes to make and are great to take on the go or have as a mid afternoon snack. They are a great sweet treat and if you’re craving a bar of chocolate but want something healthier, these are your go-to.

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easy no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bliss Balls

Yield: 12-15 balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Energy bites packed with medjool dates, peanut butter and cocoa. Sweet, sticky and perfectly satisfying. 5 ingredients, 5 minutes.


  • 220g / about 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • 70g / 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


First, blitz the pecans in a food processor for a few seconds until they are mostly fine.

Add all the remaining ingredients and blitz until the mixture is combined and starts to clump together.

Scoop a heaped teaspoon at a time and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the mixture has gone. It should make about 15 balls.

Store in the fridge in an air tight container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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Easy No Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bliss Balls

Rebecca Rodger

Monday 11th of April 2022

OMG! I invested in the more expensive dates and I'm glad I did! These are so yummy and so quick and easy..... Love a recipe that impresses and makes you look like a domestic goddess! I'm making these again as Easter gifts - a real winner! I couldn't find pecans so added a 1/2 cup of assorted premium nuts and it was yum! Thanks for sharing x


Monday 11th of April 2022

Hi Rebecca, so glad you enjoyed them! Medjool dates are totally worth the money and so much tastier! Easter gifts sound super cute, hope everyone enjoys them :) Tamsin xo


Sunday 20th of February 2022

would they be good without the pecans, or do they add and make them yummy


Monday 21st of February 2022

Hi Harriet, I would recommend using some nuts (you can choose which) as they help with the binding, I think they'll be too wet otherwise. Tamsin xo

Mitchell price

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

I have made this several times, to make them go a bit further I added rolled oats to them and for a flavour, some I used orange zest, passionfruit pulp and dried raspberries. I put them into the freezer to keep and they freeze fine no issues.


Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Hi Mitchell, thanks for your comment. Those additions sound really tasty! Great to know they freeze well too :) Tamsin xo

Kate Wolff

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Curious to know which country this comes from. Do you have 20ml Tbs or 15ml Tbs? Thanks


Thursday 26th of August 2021

Hi Kate, I am based in the UK. It equates to 15ml, although if you want it sweeter or not as sweet you can just adjust it to your preference. Thanks, Tamsin xo

Victoria Sorensen

Thursday 21st of January 2021

These are absolutely delicious! I don’t usually leave reviews (I think this is actually my first one!), and I saw you didn’t have many...but they’re super yummy! So people should know :) my 1 1/2 year old is gobbling them up! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)


Friday 22nd of January 2021

Hi Victoria, aww that means so much, thank you! They're one of my favourites, so glad you both enjoyed them :) Tamsin xo

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