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Peanut Butter Balls!

Easy no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls with chocolate icing and creamy peanut butter! These candies are as soft as chocolate truffles and as irresistible as peanut butter cups! These healthy peanut butter balls are melt-in-your-mouth rich, fudgy, and perfectly salty-sweet. Gluten-free + vegan and are perfect for satisfying your sweet-tooth craving.

Course dairy-free, Dessert, gluten-free, holidays
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 424 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3.5 ounce chocolate bar (or one cup of another chocolate) (You could also use white chocolate chips.)


  1. Gather and measure the ingredients. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut flour and mix well to combine.

  3. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the peanut butter mixture and roll with your hands into balls about the size of walnuts.

  4. Place the peanut butter balls in the refrigerator for about an hour to firm up.

  5. You can enjoy the peanut butter balls as is or coat them in chocolate icing.

  6. While the balls are in the refrigerator, melt the chocolate using the method in the post or recipe notes.

  7. Take the peanut butter balls out of the refrigerator and gently dip in the melted chocolate to completely coat the peanut butter balls. Place them back on the wax paper-lined baking sheet.

  8. Put the chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls back into the refrigerator until chocolate hardens, which is usually only about 10 minutes.

  9. Store peanut butter balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or 3 months in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Tips:

  • Use creamy peanut butter.  I use natural peanut butter with peanuts as the ingredients and no extra ingredients like oils, sugars, stabilizers, etc...
  • Substitute chocolate chips or other chocolate instead of a dark chocolate bar.
  • Substitute white chocolate chips for dark chocolate for white chocolate coating.
  • Use almond butter or other nut butter instead of peanut butter.
  • Enjoy the peanut butter balls with no topping.   They are great plain!
  • Sprinkle newly created chocolate balls with salt flakes or sprinkles.
  • Substitute honey for maple syrup.
  • Add min-chocolate chips to the peanut butter mixture before rolling into balls.

How long will peanut butter balls last in the refrigerator?

  • Store peanut butter balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Store peanut balls in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do you dip chocolate balls?

  • Put the chocolate in a heat-safe bowl and put in the microwave for 30-second intervals until the chocolate is almost melted.  Then stir as the chocolate completely melts.
  • Another way to melt the chocolate is to use the double boiler method.  Using a heat-proof bowl (I usually use a glass bowl), and place this over a saucepan that has simmering hot water.  Make sure the bowl fits into the saucepan.
  • Put the peanut butter ball on a fork and lower it into the melted chocolate mixture.  
  • Working quickly, coat the peanut butter ball and then lift it out of the chocolate mixture, shake the excess chocolate off and place it on the wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Balls!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.