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A delicious Peanut Butter Balls recipe that makes a great holiday treat for parties and gatherings! These easy peanut butter balls make for a fun homemade holiday treat for a memorable chocolate dessert or gift idea.

​​We are all about simple recipes for dinner and beyond here and this easy candy recipe is one I think you will love. Peanut Butter Balls

Why You Will Love This Recipe

These fun peanut butter balls covered with a chocolate coating make a delicious and fun candy idea.

This recipe requires only a few ingredients and just a little bit of prep time.

Perfect everyday snack for the whole family and sure to be a holiday favorite.

The result is a sweet and creamy homemade candy.

These are as good if not better (and cheaper!) than store-bought peanut butter cups.

 

 

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

 

It also makes a nice gift idea for friends. 

 

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

 

Ingredients For Peanut Butter Balls

peanut butter – use natural peanut butter
maple syrup
vanilla extract
salt – sea salt works well too.
coconut flour
coconut oil
vegan chocolate chips

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Small cookie scoop
  • Microwave Safe bowl
  • parchment paper
  • Cake Pop Mold – the silicone mold will help you make perfect one inch balls. (these work better than milk chocolate chips)

How to Make Peanut Butter Balls

Instructions

Prepare the Peanut Butter Mixture

  1. Mix Peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
    Stir in the coconut flour with a wooden spoon.
  2. Place peanut butter dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours (if in a hurry, freeze for 30 mins)
    Using a small cookie scooper, portion out 12 sections and roll them into balls.
  3. Be sure to round out the balls
  4. The mold will help you make rounds. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze for 20 min or chill for an hour.
    Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil for 45 seconds on High and stir.
    Return to microwave and warm chocolate by heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is smooth.
  5. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set. Repeat for remaining balls.
  6. Use a fork to dip the balls instead of a spoon to drain off excess chocolate.
    Chill until chocolate coating sets.

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They are so much fun!

Easy Peanut Butter Balls

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Be sure to use smooth peanut butter and not chunky peanut butter.
  • You can freeze these overnight before coating in chocolate
  • Don’t skip using a cake ball mold as they will make perfect 1 inch balls.

Recipe Variations, Notes and Substitutions

  • You can add fun toppings to the balls before they set. Top with colored sprinkles, chopped nuts or crushed corn flakes for a fun variation. 
  • You can warm chocolate using a double boiler if a microwave is not available. 

 

Serving, Storage & Leftover Suggestions

  • Peanut butter halls will be fresh in the fridge for one week and 3 months in the fridge in an airtight container
  • You can place these in mini paper cups for a gift idea.

FAQ

Can you freeze peanut butter balls?

Yes, you can freeze the syrup in sealed a freezer-safe container. 

More Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

Almond Roca

Peanut Clusters

Coconut Balls Candies

Peanut Butter Eggs

 

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5 from 28 votes

Peanut Butter Balls

A delicious Peanut Butter Balls recipe makes a great holiday treat for parties and gatherings! Just a few ingredients for this festive candy!
Course Candy, Sweets
Cuisine American
Keyword buckeye balls, candies, candy, chocolate chips, chocolate drink, holiday, peanut butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 15
Calories 131kcal

Equipment

  • Equipment
  • Small Cookie Scoop
  • Microwave Safe bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 ½ cups Vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix Peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  • Stir in the coconut flour with a wooden spoon.
  • Place in fridge for 2 hours (if in a hurry, freeze for 30 mins)
  • Using a small cookie scooper, portion out 12 sections and roll them into balls.
  • Freeze for 20 min or chill for an hour.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil for 45 seconds on High and stir.
  • Return to microwave and heat in 30 second increments until chocolate is smooth.
  • Dip balls into chocolate and place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet to set.
  • Use a fork to dip the balls instead of a spoon to drain off excess chocolate.
  • Chill until ready to eat.
  • Balls will be fresh in the fridge for one week and 3 months in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

 

We hope you enjoyed this chocolate peanut butter balls recipe. We love easy treats for the holidays!

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Tamara

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Cassidy got natural peanut butter just today! Gosh, these are perfection.