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Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Cake Bites

Kids need a quick boost of whole food protein? Two of these fudgy energy balls provide 8 grams of plant protein with NO powders in sight.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Cake Bites
Servings: 8 2 balls
Calories: 279kcal


  • 9 each dates, Medjool
  • 1/3 cup oats, dry
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, all-natural
  • 4 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place the oats and sunflower seeds in a food processor, and blend until you get a fine flour-like consistency (it may take a few minutes.) Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Place the dates (without pits) into the food processor and blend until a sticky paste forms. Add the sticky ball of date paste to the mixing bowl.
  • Add cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips to the mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Gently shape the dough into balls, using about two tablespoons of dough per ball.
  • Enjoy. Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 71mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g