Peanut Butter Cookie Date Balls

These little unassuming bites might be my absolute favorite recipe I’ve ever posted. And that’s saying a lot considering there are 240+ recipes on the pages of Wholefully. There are so many things I love about these little bites. I love that they are only three ingredients—dates, peanuts and salt. I love that they are sweet and salty. I love that they are packable and transportable. I love that they come together in about 6.3 minutes. I love that they are packed with healthy fats, protein and fiber. Oh, and I love that they are stupidly delicious.

Like, they are so delicious that I couldn’t stop dipping my hand into the cookie date bite jar. To me, these suckers taste exactly like a peanut butter cookie. Except without any added sugar or the hassle of baking. There are the perfect snack for a little late-afternoon pick-me-up. They also have just the right amount of carbs, fat, protein and calories to be a good pre-workout snack.

It’s still fascinates me that some of the simplest recipes are the most amazing. It’s amazing what simple, high-quality ingredients can do when pulled together. Yum!

Peanut Butter Cookie Date Bites

Peanut Butter Cookie Date Bites

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

It's still fascinates me that some of the simplest recipes are the most amazing. It's amazing what simple, high-quality ingredients can do when pulled together.


  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 10 dates)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • Pinch of Kosher salt


  1. Add dates to the basin of a food processor. Pulse until dates form a paste. Add in peanuts and salt. Pulse until peanuts are chopped finely.
  2. Using damp hands, form mixture into 1" balls. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.


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  1. Mine turned out quite a bit darker than yours, maybe the dates?? Can’t wait to try them in the morning 🙂

  2. Hi, this recipe looks great, thanks, i am going to give it a go 🙂

    Can you use Deglet Noor dates instead (semi-dry ones)?


    1. If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, indefinitely. I’d say 2+ weeks. Nothing really in them that’ll go bad.

  3. I made these the other day and added the semisweet chocolate and they are DELISH! My entire family loves them- especially my 3 year old! I doubled the recipe and they still only lasted a day and a half! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  4. I just made these, and they are soooo good! It’s a keeper! The dates make them super sweet, but the nuts give it just the right peanut butter flavor that I love. Although I made these with salted roasted peanuts, they turned out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go eat another one… 🙂

  5. So I don’t know what I did wrong… but I doubled the recipe and only ended up with 16 teeny balls – is it possible that I am so strong that I smushed them too small? Does one need to have a gentle hand in the smushing?

    1. I’ve had this one for three years and it’s still going (even though I torture it with banana soft serve and homemade almond butter all the time).