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peanut butter balls with a chocolate drizzle
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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls are a fun spin on the traditional recipe. They're made with only 5 ingredients, including peanut butter and coconut flour, and they're the perfect afternoon or post-workout snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter balls, no bake peanut butter balls, peanut butter balls
Servings: 18 balls
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter see notes
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Whisk peanut butter and maple syrup together; then, add softened butter and whisk. It's ok if there are a few lumps of butter -- it'll all blend together in the end.
  • Next, fold in coconut flour until well combined. Use your hands to form mixture into 15-20 balls, placing them on a lined baking sheet and then placing that into the freezer.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together until smooth. (I usually do this in the microwave in 30 second intervals).
  • Take peanut butter balls out of the freezer, then drizzle them with chocolate. Store balls in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Notes

*Calories are for 1 peanut butter ball and are an estimation
*Use peanut butter where the only ingredient is peanuts, or peanuts and salt. That way, the texture is correct and the recipe will turn out perfectly. 
*Can use dairy free butter and dairy free chocolate chips to keep these vegan 
*If mixture still seems too soft, add 1 more tbsp coconut flour; if mixture seems too dry, add 1 more tbsp maple syrup -- it should be easy to roll into balls 

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg