These 3 ingredient peanut butter bites are almost too easy to make!
Soft and fudgy bite-sized peanut butter balls – they’re perfect for a super quick snack or healthy dessert.
Kids love to help roll the dough into balls and dip in melted chocolate.
And since there are no eggs or white flour, it’s completely fine to eat the unbaked cookie dough straight from the bowl!
Also make these Healthy Blueberry Muffins
The peanut butter balls can be made with 3 basic ingredients.
Peanut Butter: I used creamy natural peanut butter here, but feel free to use crunchy peanut butter (with or without salt), almond butter, cashew butter, melted coconut butter, pecan butter, sunbutter, etc.
Sweetener: Just use your favorite all-purpose liquid sweetener here, such as pure maple syrup, agave, or honey (not for vegans). If you want to make keto or sugar free peanut butter balls, then this keto maple syrup works too.
Coconut Flour: This is not actually flour at all; it’s simply dried coconut that has been finely ground until it resembles the texture of wheat flour. There’s a coconut-free option included in the recipe post below, or oat flour also works if you’d prefer.
Leftover coconut flour? Make Coconut Flour Cookies
The peanut butter treats were inspired by the following two recipes:
Above, watch the peanut butter ball recipe video
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter, or allergy friendly sub
- 2/3 cup coconut flour or oat flour – here’s a coconut-free version
- 1/3 cup liquid sweetener, such as pure maple syrup or keto syrup
- optional 3 oz chocolate (melted with 3-4 tsp oil if desired for a smoother sauce)
If not already soft, gently warm to soften the nut butter until easily stir-able. Combine all ingredients except optional chocolate – I found that using a food processor is much easier and yields more fully blended dough, but stirring by hand technically also works with a lot of arm strength. Blend until it resembles peanut butter cookie dough. (If using a dry nut butter, add a little oil or additional sweetener if needed to form a dough. Or if dough is too soft, add more oat flour.) Roll into balls. If desired, dip in melted chocolate, then place on a parchment or wax-lined tray and refrigerate or freeze to set. If not using chocolate, they do not need refrigeration.
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