Healthier Peanut Butter Balls

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 20
Calories: 60 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com

Healthier peanut butter balls, made with crunchy peanut butter to replace the "crunch" of rice cereal, and a combination of fiber-rich coconut flour and honey instead of powdered sugar.

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Ingredients

  • For the Peanut Butter Filling: 3/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter (preferably organic)
  • 1/4 cup honey (*see note below for a sugar-free option)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • For the Chocolate Coating:4 oz. dark chocolate , melted
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey and a pinch of sea salt.
  2. Add in the coconut flour gradually-- starting first with a 1/4 cup, then adding it in a tablespoon at a time until a "dough" forms. I ended up using a 1/2 cup of coconut flour, but it may vary depending on the texture of your peanut butter.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a pan lined with parchment paper. (Roll with your hands to make them smooth, if you like.) Place the balls in the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil. (I used an oven-safe bowl-- 5 minutes at 400F-- but any method works!)
  5. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer, and dip each one into the melted chocolate mixture, coating each one thoroughly. Return the chocolate-covered balls to the parchment paper, and set in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
  6. I recommend storing them in the fridge or freezer for longer shelf-life.

Recipe Notes

*For a sugar-free option, use liquid stevia to taste, and reduce the coconut flour.