These easy-to-make Peanut Butter Balls are made with homemade peanut butter, vegan, and incredibly fast to make. The perfect bite of peanut butter chocolate delicousness!
Is there a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate? There's just something about peanut butter and chocolate together. It's amazing. And dangerous. And these little Peanut Butter Balls are just too stinkin' easy to make. We devoured them. And then wished there were more but were happy they were gone.
So Easy to Make
Mix everything but chocolate together. Add it all in a nice big bowl and give it a good mix.
Seriously so easy. And vegan and raw which means they're totally healthy for you, right? Yup, I'm going with that.
We love to use our homemade Peanut Butter, Bob's Red Mill coconut flour, Kashi's whole grain puff cereal, but you can your favorite (this is another good one), plus pure maple syrup, and just a pinch of salt.
The puffed cereal is totally optional, but it does add a nice little bit of crunch on the inside.
Roll out Peanut Butter Mixture. Into nice little balls (clearly, my ball rolling skills need serious help).
Roll in Melted Chocolate. Melt it in a double boiler or microwave.
Let Them Set. Pop them in the freezer for about 30 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Then, to make sure these little Peanut Butter Balls weren't poisonous or anything before we fed them to our guests, I took a bite. Quality control, ya know. Just doing my due diligence as a proper hostess.
So much peanut butter with just a lil' crunch. Plus a chocolate coating? A perfect combination of flavors and texture!
Peanut Butter Balls for the win - a fast, easy, vegan, and (easily made) gluten-free dessert!
Enjoy! As always, if you make this recipe or any of my others, I love to hear what you think! Leave a comment below, email me, or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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Peanut Butter Balls
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup to taste
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- pinch fine grain salt
- 6 tablespoons gluten-free rice crisp cereal
- 1 4 oz bar of semi sweet baking chocolate or 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and maple syrup vigorously, for 30-60 seconds, until it thickens up and everything is well incorporated and thick.
- Stir in the coconut flour, cereal, with a pinch of salt until well combined and you have a texture that isn't too sticky, enough to allow you to easily shape it into balls. You may need a little more or less coconut flour dependent upon the creaminess of the peanut butter you use. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
- Shape into about 18 small balls.
- In a small pot add water and heat until it comes to a boil, then add the chocolate bar and coconut oil to a bowl placed over the pot to create a double boiler. (Or heat in microwave) Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once half the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and stir until completely smooth.
- Gently dip the balls into the melted chocolate with a fork or a spoon. Tap off excess chocolate on the side of the pot and place the ball on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment. Repeat for the rest.
- Freeze the balls for another 15-30 minutes, until the chocolate is completely set.
- Enjoy! Store in fridge or freezer.
thank you for all the wonderful recipes , do you have a yummy birthday cake[healthy recipe that you could suggest for me to make for her birthday this weekend im thinking pink or a white cake something that looks unhealthy but is healthy ??
Thanks so much for stopping by! Oooh yum birthday cake! I actually don't really have any cake recipes on my site, but Cake Whiz is the mecca of all things cake and deliciousness where you can totally find some amazing inspiration! 🙂 http://cakewhiz.com/category/cakes/
thank you for your help
I wish there was a calorie count for the recipes featured at this site.
I'm wanting to make these tomorrow and I'm a little confused of the melted chocolate. I got some cocoa powder and a health food store but I think I may have got the wrong stuff and what is process of making the melted chocolate
Hi Cody, thanks for stopping by!
For the melted chocolate, the best thing to use is to melt down baking chocolate squares or chocolate chips. But you can substitute 3 tablespoons of the cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (not olive oil or anything with a strong flavor, you want an oil that's really neutral in flavor). This is what I substitute when I don't have squares and I'm baking... but I'm not sure how it'll work as a coating. It may be a little too thin, or it could work beautifully! For this recipe, I'd use at least which is 3/4 of a cup of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of olive oil. If you try the cocoa powder and oil, please let me know how it works- I'm curious! 🙂
how do i melt chocolate chips and how much do i use. I bought two packages of chocolate chips though i think just using 1 should be fine. You just say 1 bar of chocolate so its a little confusing to someone like me that has never baked before
You can melt like half the bag- it's a coating for the balls so you can melt whatever you need to coat. If you don't have enough, just melt more! 😀
Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve
Yummmmyyy!! How beautifully they are drunk in the chocolate
Traditionally Modern Food
Easy and yummy dessert
Thank you! 🙂
Yum!! Chocolate and peanut butter is simply heavenly. These look great!
Heavenly- perfect way to describe it! Thank you! 🙂
Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
AHHH I've been OBSESSED with peanut butter lately, I don't need to see this! (Okay, yes I do... my god it looks SOOO good)... I made some Reeces Peanut Butter Easter eggs once, I'll have to try this next. (Ps, toss one of these in some vanilla ice cream... ahhh.. kill me now)
Oh my gosh I saw your Reeces Peanut Butter Easter eggs and I was wondering how the heck you made them look so good! I had a hard enough time rolling these into balls! Oh man... mini peanut butter balls in ice cream- you're killing me!
I've GOT to make these for my next social gathering!
This looks wonderful!
Very cool x
Thank you! 🙂