These healthy peanut butter balls are quick and easy to make. They are great for entertaining or even to enjoy for yourself. You can feel good about making these peanut butter balls because you’re using healthy ingredients without ever compromising on flavor.
DIFFICULTY / TIME
Easy / 25 minutes
October 27, 2021
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.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED
- 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.
HOW TO MAKE THE HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
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!
More Easy Dessert Ideas
If you like this recipe, check out my delicious almond flour brownies. Another healthy take on brownies. They’re fudge, chocolatey, and oh so good.
Peanut Butter Balls Healthy
- 1 cup peanut butter (I used natural peanut butter yet any peanut butter works well)
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup almond flour can substitute with coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- In a bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and salt. Give it a stir. Transfer to the freezer for 20 minutes. This will help the dough harden and make it easier for rolling into balls.
- 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.
- Then use a fork to dip the balls in chocolate and then quickly remove. Set on the healthy peanut butter balls on the parchment lined tray.
- Transfer the peanut butter balls to the freezer to set for another 20 minutes.
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Enjoyed a very nice break making this tasty treat. Preparing the no bake peanut butter balls was a nice way to indulge in a bit of me time. Freeze or refrigerate and enjoy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Love this and you Karen! Thanks for sharing :)