Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites

Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites - only 4 ingredients!Quickly popping in today to share a recipe for a yummy snack I made myself yesterday. Have you guys every had the peanut butter & jelly Larabars? They’re amazing. Unfortunately, I can only find the flavor in a couple stores around Boston so I decided to make my own version in ball form. Same ingredients, but of course in slightly different proportions as I have no way of knowing Larabar’s exact recipe. You’ll just need 4 ingredients and 10 minutes. Bam!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites - only 4 ingredients! Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites - only 4 ingredients!

About the taste: The unsweetened cherries give these a little tart kick to complement the sweetness of the dates. I love it — it’s like that addicting zing you get in the back corners of your mouth when you eat salt & vinegar chips (weird comparison, I know haha). If you don’t like that tartness, you can always just use fewer cherries, adding an equal amount of dates to replace them. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites

Yield: 10 balls

Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites


  • 3/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 15 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries
  • Sea salt to taste (about 1/8 tsp)


  1. Put 1/2 cup of the peanuts and the salt in a food processor and combine until the oils release and it turns into a smooth peanut butter.
  2. Add the rest of the peanuts, cherries and dates into the food processor and combine until everything is fully mixed. It'll have the texture of sand; not a silky batter.
  3. Remove mixture from the processor into a bowl and form into bite-sized balls with your hands, squeezing it all together as you roll so that it holds.
  4. Eat right away or refrigerate for 10 minutes first to firm them up.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
 Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites - only 4 ingredients! Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Bites - only 4 ingredients!


What’s YOUR favorite Larabar flavor? Tied for first place with peanut butter & jelly is blueberry muffin — I can’t get enough! 🙂


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  1. PB&J is definitely up there as a favorite for me. And I love that this recipe has minimal ingredients — looks like a winner, Nicole. 🙂

  2. I can never find unsweetened dried cherries! Where did you get yours?

  3. Can’t.Get.Enough.Larabars!!! I love the coconut cream pie ones or the key lime pie! YUMMM!

  4. These look yummy!

  5. these look so yummy and simple to make! You da best!

  6. These sound so good. You can never have to much energy ball recipes.

  7. Yum! The peanut butter chocolate chip is my fave!

  8. Its really looks amazing. Thanks for share…

  9. Sandra Gaile says:

    Sounds great

  10. I made these yesterday and they’re delicious! They taste just like pb and j! I’ve never had the larabars, so I can’t comment on the comparison there, but these really are delightful and I’m going to be happy snacking. Thanks! 🙂

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