It’s always good to have a healthier version of your favorite things. For some reason, I love peanut butter balls, but they are usually made with powdered sugar. I guess that’s the only bad part, which is not too bad if you think about it. But of course, I can’t eat just one. I’ve decided to make a healthy peanut butter ball recipe that gives me nutrients if I am to eat five of them at once.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
This healthy peanut butter ball recipe uses dates to sweeten and at the same time, thicken the peanut butter balls along with coconut flour. The chocolate is made from coconut oil and cocoa powder with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup to your preference. If you’d like to use chocolate chips instead to coat these, that’s totally fine.
Dates contain fiber, beneficial for our digestion. They do have natural sugars as they are a dried fruit. Dates also have a bunch of minerals included along with rather than simple sugar that has nothing good.
Peanut butter contains fats and proteins, both necessary for the body. This part helps us keep feeling full. They also have vitamin E, a helpful fat soluble vitamin for its antioxidant properties.
Coconut flour contains fat and protein unlike its empty white flour refined counterpart. This is used as a drier or a thickener here and a little goes a long way. It gives us more benefit from a small amount than does white flour.
Coconut oil benefits have been overstated all over the place. Basically, it’s a type of fat that’s going to be used for energy and not be stored. ive talked about coconut oil many times before.
Cocoa powder contains iron, magnesium, all good things. It’s not the cocoa that’s bad, it’s the added sugar. If we make our own, we can add however much we like and make sure it’s at least a good type of sweetener.
I wouldn’t say these are nutrient packed, but they are not processed as simple white sugar so I feel better about including them.
Fresh Flavors: Enjoy this healthy peanut butter ball recipe for more nutrients in your guilt free snack.