Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Well, it’s been awhile again! I don’t have much of an excuse for not posting more often, other than school started up again, my dog begs for food every time I take pictures of it, I haven’t been baking quite as much due to the hot weather, and oh yeah, I’m just lazy sometimes. I have a treat to make up for it though!Healthy Peanut Butter BallsI’ve made these healthy treats so many times over the years. I store them in my freezer and grab one (or two) whenever I’m suddenly starving but dinner is 2 hours away. You know those peanut butter balls called Buckeyes that are made with tons of butter and powdered sugar? These taste even better than those and are so much healthier!Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

If the coconut flour scares you off, don’t let it! They don’t tastes even slightly coconut-y, plus a small bag of the stuff will last you a long time if you only use it for these (like I do). They come together very quickly (20 minutes, tops) and are great for parties or just your own private snack bowl hidden in the freezer.Healthy Peanut Butter BallsI have a few other recipes to share soon, so hopefully I’ll be on a regular posting schedule again. Enjoy!

*Makes 12-15 1-inch balls

1 c. peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
4 T. pure maple syrup
2 T. coconut flour
6 T. rice crispy cereal (I used cocoa pebbles)
3/4 c. chocolate chips
½ T. coconut oil

In a large bowl, stir peanut butter and maple syrup with a plastic spatula for ~1 minute (until it thickens up slightly). Stir in coconut flour until combined. Let sit for several minutes to firm up. Add a small amount of coconut flour if runny, or a small amount of peanut butter if it’s too dry. Stir in rice crispy cereal. Shape dough into small balls and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in freezer.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and coconut oil in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval. Once melted, set aside and remove the balls from freezer. With a fork, dip balls into melted chocolate. Place the balls back on the wax paper-lined cookie sheet and back in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until chocolate sets. Store in freezer or fridge until ready to eat or serve. Can be frozen for up to a month, probably…I wouldn’t know since I always eat them within a week!

Source: Oh She Glows

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