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These Apple & Peanut Butter Energy Balls Are the Ultimate Fall Snack!


  • 1 cup pitted dates

  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apples

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/3 cup unsalted, unsweetened smooth peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for dusting

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Soften Dates

Place dates in a small bowl; cover with hot water and let dates soak until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 2: Pulse Dates

Pulse dates in a food processor until a coarse paste forms, about 4 (2-second) pulses.

Step 3: Add and Pulse Ingredients

Add oats, dried apples, applesauce, peanut butter, walnuts, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Pulse until the mixture comes together and clumps, about 10 (2-second) pulses, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

Step 4: Roll Mixture and Refrigerate

Roll the mixture into 16 balls (about 2½ tablespoons each). Very lightly sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Serving size: 2 Balls

Calories: 246

Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbs: 36g

Total Sugars: 20g

Added Sugar: 0g

Protein: 5g

Fiber: 5g

Sodium: 39mg

Potassium: 231mg

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