These healthy peanut butter balls actually taste good. For. Real. And only 5 ingredients.
The best review you can get is from your super healthy brother who told me, “There is no way these can be healthy. They are way too tasty!”
That said, I DO love the ones that go around at Christmas time but they are FULL of icing sugar and butter. If you add Smarties or M&M’s to them, even better.
But if you are looking to have the peanut butter and chocolate combo without feeling like your blood sugar just spiked, read on.
Full disclosure: I have been known to add Smarties or m&m’s to this recipe as well. If you do, start with a 1/2 cup and see if that’s enough to suit you!
They’re easy to make. The only thing is you do have to invest a wee bit of time.
Here’s your RTI:
You will need to freeze the peanut butter balls for a bit before you coat the balls in chocolate.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cookie Sheet
- Wax Paper
- Double boiler (or just slowly melt chocolate in a regular pan)
Yield: 12-16 balls, depends on how big you roll them
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey (you could use 1/2 cup but I find the taste of honey overwhelming sometimes. You can always taste the dough once you’ve mixed it and add the extra 1/4 cup then, according to taste)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (this flour bulks the mixture up and makes it easier to roll, in the same way icing sugar would).
- 4 oz chocolate wafers for melting
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Here’s the How to:
- Line your cookie sheet with wax paper and make sure there is enough room in your freezer to lay the cookie sheet flat
- Mix the peanut butter with the honey in a bowl.
- Add in the coconut flour and mix.
- Form the dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Place in freezer for 15-30 minutes or longer
- Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in a double boiler.
- Take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and drop them one by one into the melted chocolate. You can fish them out with a fork. Then lay them back on the cookie sheet
- You’re done!
I pile them up into containers and keep them in the freezer for whenever I have a craving.