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healthy peanut butter balls

Peanut Butter Balls

A healthier take on peanut butter balls
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Snack
Servings 12


Peanut butter ball

  • 1 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

Chocolate coating

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2-4 tbsp honey/other sweetener of choice


Peanut Butter Balls

  • Put all ingredients for peanut butter balls into a food processor and process until creamy. Make sure you're able to form a ball with the end result. If too dry, add peanut butter. Dates can be more moist or less depending on the brand. My peanut butter was natural and runnier, therefore the amount of coconut flour was fine. Your peanut butter may be different as well. Make balls and place them in a pan with parchment paper so they don't stick later. This will make about 12 balls. Put them in the freezer for about an hour to harden.


  • Melt the coconut oil and cocoa powder and desired amount of honey either on a double boiler or in the microwave. Make sure to mix well! The honey settles at the bottom and can make some taste sweet and some not, oops. Make sure to taste to make sure you like the level of bitterness or sweetness. Alternatively, melt some chocolate chips and call it good.

Dip Peanut Butter Balls

  • Take peanut butter balls out of the freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate mixture. Place back on the parchment paper so they don't stick. Put back in the freezer and store there, or store in the fridge for a slightly softer ball. *You will have extra melted chocolate. You could put it into molds to make homemade chocolate if you want or discard. But nobody should be discarding extra chocolate.


Keep in mind dates and peanut butter have different moistness about them depending on type and brand. Use the ingredients as needed and common sense to make the mixture more wet or dry to make a stable ball of peanut butter ball.