These organic amazing Vegan peanut butter balls are a much healthier alternative to your traditional “buckeyes.” Easy to make and delicious, I’m sure these will become a favorite treat in your home. We ask that all ingredients be organic especially the peanut butters or peanuts that you buy (if you make your own nut butters) Some people I know, like raw foods extraordinaire, David Wolfe prefers jungle peanuts but I haven’t tried them yet in this recipe!
As a child I used to be addicted to Reeses Peanut Butter cups, but if you look up the ingredients on those things you might want to think twice. Plus we think this home made goodness tastes better (oh, and some might say it’s better for you- just a little!)
Vegan Organic Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
For the Peanut Butter Filling:
¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter (crunchy or creamy will work) ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1/3 – 1/2 cup *coconut flour pinch of sea salt *Coconut Flour is a delicious, healthy alternative to wheat and other grain flours. It is very high in fiber, low in digestible carbohydrates, a good source of protein and gluten free.
For the Chocolate Coating:
8 oz. dark chocolate, melted 2 tsp coconut oil
In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup and salt. Add in the coconut flour gradually, a tablespoon at a time until a soft “dough” forms. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a pan lined with wax paper. (Roll with your hands to make them smooth, if you like.) Place the balls in the freezer for 30 minutes. Melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer, and dip each one into the melted chocolate mixture, coating each one thoroughly. Return the chocolate-covered balls to the wax paper, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow chocolate to set.
T. Boesch, BS, NET is an amazing health educator and author. Visit her site and read her bio and super recipes at this link. We love Tex who has been a contributor now a few times on our site! Thanks Tex! Check her out at Eat Healthy and Thrive!