Place the dates into a food processor or blender. Blend until they are broken down into very small pieces or they form a ball.
Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor or blender. Blend until the ingredients are combined, about 30 seconds. (You may need to stop and scrape down your bowl if the peanut butter sticks to the side!)
Using a 1-inch scoop or tablespoon, scoop the mixture and then roll gently in your hands to form them into ball shape. The recipe should yield about 15 balls.
Place the bites into a container and then pop them in the fridge. Let them set for 15 minutes (if you can wait that long!), enjoy!
Cookie dough energy balls are naturally sweet and agreat snack for adults and kids!
1/4cupVanilla Protein Powder
1/4cupMini Chocolate Chips
In the bowl of a food processor add the pitted dates and pulse until thoroughly broken down into small pieces or the dates form into a ball. Alternatively you can use a high powered blender.
Next, add the almond flour, almond butter, oat flour, protein powder and vanilla extract. Pulse again until the mixture begins to come together. To test this, pinch together some of the dough, it should hold its shape
Depending on the wetness of your almond butter, you may need to add a teaspoon or two of water to get the mixture to come together.
Add the mini chocolate chips and pulse for 3-5 times quickly to mix in the chips.
Finally, scoop tablespoon size portions and roll into balls. Continue with the remaining mixture. You should have 16-18 cookie dough balls. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!