Over the holidays, you’ll often see cookies and lots of peanut butter balls on holiday plates. Growing up in Ohio, we called them buckeyes. No matter what you call them, peanut butter balls are delicious. They taste like a Reese’s peanut butter cup but even better.
However you’re not always so sure about biting into them. You may be wondering if it’s worth it and what actually goes into peanut butter balls. Not to mention that social gatherings with friends and family can have you eating more than you want.
Today I’m here to share a healthy peanut butter ball that tastes just as good as the ones you grew up enjoying.
Most peanut butter balls consist of peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, chocolate, and butter. While there is nothing wrong with these ingredients, you can make a healthy peanut butter ball by switching up some of the ingredients. You’ll still keep the coveted peanut butter chocolate flavor.
- Peanut butter
- Honey or maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Almond flour or coconut flour
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
You can use ingredients you feel good about without ever compromising on flavor.
Make healthy peanut butter ball dough by mixing ingredients in a bowl. Then place it in the freezer to harden.
Take the dough out of the freezer. Use your hands to form into balls. Set the balls on a parchment lined tray.
Heat up the chocolate using the double boiler method. Heat a pan with a little bit of water and then place a smaller pan or metal bowl on top. You can also warm the chocolate up in the microwave. You don’t want to heat the chocolate up too soon because it will harden and won’t be easy to dip your peanut butter balls in.
Use a fork to dip the balls in chocolate and then quickly remove. Set on the parchment lined tray.
Transfer the peanut butter balls to the freezer to set for another 20 minutes. The healthy peanut butter balls can be kept in the fridge or freezer.
This healthy choice can be grabbed out the fridge and taken with you to your next family gathering. And soon to be the hit of the party!