November 30, 2022

Recipe: Peanut Butter Balls

A healthy snack that’s also the perfect mix of nutty and sweet

Peanut Butter balls displayed in white paper cups on a pink tablecloth.

You know you want a snack. No, you NEED a snack. You want something sweet, but also something that’ll keep you energized and won’t make you crash later.


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Enter peanut butter balls. They’re sweet (but not overly so) from the dried fruit and honey, but they’re also packed with protein from the peanut butter to keep you going. Whip up a batch and keep them handy in the fridge for when the need strikes!


  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 2 cups natural, unsalted, crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon amber honey


  1. Chop the apricots and place in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the freezer for 1 hour to set.
  4. After removing from the freezer, use your hands or a melon baller to shape the mixture into small balls.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 15 to 18 balls
Analysis based on one of a total of 16 balls

Calories: 198
Total fat: 15.3 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Trans fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 10.5 mg
Total carbohydrate: 9.9 g
Fiber: 3.6 g
Sugar: 5.2 g
Protein: 8.3 g


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