These Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls are a simple, tasty snack to make. They are a combination of 8 nutrient dense ingredients including: pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, dates, peanut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon, sea salt and chocolate chips. The sweet and salty bites are a great way to refuel after a hard workout. Kids love these delicious treats as a snack too!
Spending so much time at home lately has led to a lot of snacking! I have been trying to keep the mid day munching as healthy as possible though. Yesterday, I made a batch of these Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls and they were a hit with the entire family!
Are you looking for more healthy snack ideas? Give these delicious treats a try:
I love them because they are easy to make, low in calories, but filling. They are a great post-run snack as they are packed with nutrients! My kids enjoy the sweet and salty combination of flavors. These little bites are satisfying in so many ways!
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What do I need to make the Peanut Butter Crunch Balls?
There are just 8 ingredients in these tasty, healthy bites. You will need:
Kitchen Items Needed:
- Food Processor
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Small Cookie Scooper (Helpful, but not essential)
Why are these No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls considered healthy?
Most of the items added to the peanut butter balls are nutrient dense and have many health benefits! Here are some of the good things that the ingredients provide:
Pumpkin Seeds: These delicious seeds are are one of the highest natural sources of Magnesium. This mineral is often lacking in Western diets but is essential for forming and maintaining bone health.
Flax Seeds: These little seeds have a number of health benefits because they are high in fiber and high in Omega-3 fats.
Dates: Dates are an excellent source of protein and iron and they are also rich in B vitamins. They work well in many recipes as they add natural sweetness and texture, like in these no-bake balls or in smoothies.
Chia Seeds: I love using chia seeds in recipes for a number of reasons! One of my favorite reasons is that they are loaded with antioxidants!
How do I make the Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls?
These healthy bite-sized snacks come together in just a few simple steps.
Step 1: Get everything ready
Start off by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Step 2: Combine ingredients in food processor
Add the pumpkin and flax seeds into the food processor. Pulse until they resemble. coarse meal. Then, add dates, peanut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt to the food processor.
Process until well mixed and starts to resemble a dough, scraping down sides as needed. Last, add chocolate chips and pulse on low speed just until combined.
Step 3: Roll mixture into balls
Roll mixture into tablespoon sized balls and place on lined baking sheet. Place sheet in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and enjoy! The Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls can be stored in an air-tight container in fridge for up to one week.
So Tell Me…
Have you been snacking more lately while being stuck at home? What is your favorite healthy snack to make? Have you ever made Peanut Butter Crunch Balls?
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Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls
- Food Processor
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup flax seed
- 1 cups dates pitted
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Pulse pumpkin and flax seeds in food processor until resembles coarse meal.
- Add dates, peanut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt to processor. Process until well mixed and starts to resemble a dough, scraping down sides as needed.
- Add chocolate chips and pulse on low speed just until combined.
- Roll mixture into tablespoon sized balls and place on lined baking sheet. Place sheet in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Store balls in air-tight container in fridge for up to one week.