Healthy Peanut Butter Brownie Balls (2024)

These healthy peanut butter brownie balls were one of our first videos to ever go viral on YouTube. So many of you have made these raw brownie balls and loved them which makes us happy!

These healthy, raw brownie balls are made with simple ingredients, packed with natural protein and fiber, and pretty much taste like dessert!

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“I made a batch of these yesterday, and they were a huge hit! I’m currently 25 weeks pregnant and attempting to incorporate more dates into my diet after reading about the benefits f pregnancy and delivery.

My only regret is not doubling the batch! These were so yummy and a huge hit with the rest of the family. I had coconut flakes on hand and rolled each ball in them to finish and it took them over the top. I will definitely be making these again!” – Dominique

These wholesome peanut butter brownie balls are made with nutritious ingredients like almonds, Medjool dates, cocoa powder, all-natural peanut butter, and maple syrup.

We love that there is no refined sugar in this recipe, making it the perfect treat or snack for adults and kiddos! We love making these for when we want to curb that chocolate craving but don’t quite want to chow down on a batch of fudgy brownies!

What You Need to Make Peanut Butter Brownie Balls

  • Raw almonds: We ground up almonds into a fine meal for our base. Almond meal is a great base ingredient for energy balls because they don’t have a TON of flavor until they are roasted.
  • Medjool Dates: Dates add a little bit of sweetness and are sticky, allowing the balls to stick together.
  • Cocoa powder: We used dark cocoa powder for a rich chocolate flavor, but regular cocoa powder would work for this recipe!
  • All-natural peanut butter: Brings that rich, peanut buttery goodness we all know and love. Pick whatever kind of peanut butter you like, whether that’s creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter.
  • Maple syrup: We love using maple syrup because it’s a natural sweetener and provides that luscious maple flavor.
  • High speed food processor: Blends everything up super nicely so it all sticks together.

cookie scoop

Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and shape it into balls.

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​Recipe Customizations

  • Peanut powder: If you want to substitute whole peanuts for almonds because they are cheaper, you’re more than welcome to do that!
  • Protein powder: Want a boost of protein? Add in your favorite protein powder! You can use plant-based protein or whey protein. Some of our favorites are Teras Whey, Garden of Life Organic Whey Protein Powder, and Garden of Life Raw Organic Vanilla Protein Powder.
  • Nut butter: If peanut butter isn’t your jam, use almond butter or cashew butter instead! Both provide that rich consistency but with slightly different flavors.
  • Coconut sugar: If you don’t have maple syrup, coconut sugar is a great swap! It’s kind of like brown sugar but made from coconuts!
  • Shredded coconut: If you want to add a tropical vibe, add some shredded unsweetened coconut!

How do I store brownie peanut butter balls?

Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 2 months!

Can I make a double batch of these and freeze them?

Yes! Just double the ingredients and pop them into the freezer for up to 2 months! When you’re ready to eat them, let them sit out at room temperature or in the fridge until completely thawed.

Do I have to bake peanut butter brownie bites?

Nope! These are a no-bake dessert or snack, so no need to fire up the oven.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Balls

These healthy peanut butter brownie balls are the energy ball of all energy balls. They’re packed with protein and fiber and pretty much taste like dessert!

Prep:10 minutes minutes

Cook:0 minutes minutes

Total:10 minutes minutes

Fat 8

Carbs 20

Protein 4

Yield: 24

Print Rate


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 20 medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder we used dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  • Place almonds into a food processor and process on high until you’ve created a fine almond meal.

  • Next, pit 20 medjool dates. Then, add those into the food processor along with the cocoa powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, and sea salt. Process on high until everything is pulverized. You may need to add a few teaspoons of water to the mixture depending on how sticky your dates are.

  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough into your hands and roll into a ball. Repeat.

Tips & Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 152kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 4g Fat: 8g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 15g

Author: Lee Funke

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