top of page

Chocolate-Peppermint Energy Balls

Prep Time:

15 min

Cook Time:

5 min


8 servings




From Shari's Kitchen

Submitted by:

Shari Criso

About the Recipe

Indulge your sweet tooth guilt-free with our delectable Chocolate-Peppermint Energy Balls! Packed with the perfect balance of rich cocoa and refreshing peppermint, these bite-sized delights are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a powerhouse of energy. Whether you need a midday pick-me-up or a pre-workout boost, these no-bake wonders are the answer.

Watch us make this mouth-watering recipe LIVE! **Fast forward to 1 hour 15 minutes in


  • 8 ounces Dried pitted dates (about 1 3/4 cups)

  • ⅔ Cup Rolled oats

  • ½ Cup Creamy peanut butter

  • 1 ½ ounces Dark chocolate (70% cacao)

  • ½ teaspoon Salt

  • 4 Candy canes


Want to make this mouth-watering recipe LIVE?
Click here and fast forward to around the 1 hour 15 minutes mark to catch the step-by-step process of how we created it in real-time!

  1. Process dates, oats, peanut butter, chocolate and salt in a food processor until well blended, about 45 seconds. Divide the mixture evenly into 16 balls, about 2 tablespoons each.

  2. Break candy canes into large pieces; place in the food processor. Process until very finely chopped, about 1 minute. Transfer to a medium bowl. Roll the balls in the crushed candy canes until well coated.

Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

To make ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. Keep these bites at room temperature instead of the fridge to prevent the candy cane coating from melting due to moisture.

bottom of page