Healthier Peanut Butter Balls
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 20 balls
These peanut butter balls are the perfect (and healthier) alternative to sugar-laden buckeyes and will even meet those cravings for a Reese's Peanut Butter cup!  With zero processed sugar and a little added crunch, these little balls make for the perfect treat!
  • 1 cup smooth 100% natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut flour, as needed
  • ½ cup crispy rice cereal
  • ⅓ cup stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  1. Line a pan or plate with parchment or waxed paper before starting.
  2. Stir the jar of peanut butter.
  3. Measure out 1 cup of peanut butter and mix with the maple syrup and salt. Stir vigorously until the mixture thickens enough to shape into balls.
  4. If the dough is thick enough and not super sticky to the touch, you may want to skip the coconut flour altogether. But if your mixture is still sticky, add 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. Stir and then let sit for a minute. If the mixture is still too sticky, add another 1 tablespoon of coconut flour and stir.
  5. Pour in the cereal and use your hands to knead the cereal into the dough until combined.
  6. Shape the dough into tablespoon balls and roll between your hands. Place each ball on the lined pan and put in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Once the balls have set in the freezer, combine your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for 15 second increments, stirring in between, until the chips have melted.
  8. Remove the pan of peanut butter balls from the freezer and drizzle the chocolate over the top. If you like more chocolate, double the amount of chocolate chips and coconut oil and dip the entire ball in the chocolate, returning them to the lined pan.
  9. Once you have added the chocolate, return the balls to the freezer until ready to serve.
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