Recipe: Peanut Butter Almond Date Balls

Snacky Goodness

Snacky Goodness

Now that Allison has started solid foods, Franci has become more open to trying new things and has even become a huge fan of foods she refused to eat for the last year and a half, such as avocado and sweet potato.

Although I don’t want to complain about the fact that she is eating a wider variety of vegetables, and even meat, than her baby days, there is still one challenge we have yet to overcome: daycare lunch. It seems that no matter what I pack as the main course, it comes back untouched. Even if it is something she will eat at home, such as grilled cheese or the aforementioned sweet potato.

If I’m really trying to get her to eat her packed lunch, I’ll whip up a batch of these Peanut Butter Almond Date Balls. They are pretty irresistible, no matter what your age!

Peanut Butter Almond Date Balls

Peanut Butter Almond Date Balls


  • 1 C Peanut Butter
  • 1 C pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 C Almond Meal
  • pinch salt


  1. Combine the peanut butter, dates and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth
  2. Add almond meal and salt and process until smooth
  3. Use a small scoop to portion out bite-sized amounts
  4. Roll into balls
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week


  1. Weird . . . I was just thinking of “inventing” something like this. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Do you happen to know how much a cup of dates weighs?

  2. Oh, and Audrey has the tastes of a toddler, so I will share the latest packed lunch item that has worked: peanut butter on Ritz cracker (or the TJ’s equivalent) sandwiches. Audrey will eat maybe 3 of those. Success!

    Also I was on the search for some really small containers and found the kind that are supposed to be for salad dressing. I believe they hold 2 oz. Those are good for packing a few nuts, a cube or two of cheese, a tiny amount of raisins, etc.

  3. To be honest, I didn’t even measure the dates exactly. I had half a container (8 oz., with pits) and used that since it looked about right.

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