5-Ingredient Healthy Peanut Butter Balls – Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

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
  • Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Wax Paper
  • Double boiler (or just slowly melt chocolate in a regular pan)
  • Fork

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.





One Comment Add yours

  1. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂


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