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Peanut Butter Balls

Does it get any better than Peanut Butter + Chocolate?
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 18 balls
Calories 132kcal
Author Tracy


  • 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.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg