Peanut Butter Balls (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-, soy-free)

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These are the best peanut butter balls in the world. This statement maybe an exaggeration, but seriously, these peanut butter balls are absolutely delicious! They are healthy and super-easy to make. They contain no weird ingredients, but good, plain, simple ingredients: peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut oil, sea salt and vanilla extract.

The original peanut butter ball ingredients always gave me quite a fright, that is, the amount of refined powdered sugar in them. Anyhow. You can imagine my delight when A made them for me. They were so good that 20 of them had found their way into my belly within 12 hours of them being made. Ooops.

These little balls of scrumptiousness did not cause me to have any itchies or any other allergic reaction. They were so good. I guess they will be a regular treat for special occasions. That, or I will be requesting them for special occasions! Ha. Thank you A!

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-, soy-free)

makes ~20

adapted from Oh She Glows: Peanut Better Balls


For the peanut butter balls

  • 125 g (1/2 c) natural peanut butter, smooth (natural: made from 100% peanuts), stirred well
  • 50 g (3 tablespoons) maple syrup
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 16 g (2 tablespoons) coconut flour, maybe more or less depending on how liquidy the peanut butter is
  • 12 g (6 tablespoons), puffed rice cereal (gluten-, sugar-free)

For the chocolate coating

  • 27 g (2 tablespoons) coconut oil, melted
  • 12 g (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tiny pinch fine sea salt
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract (sugar-free)


1. To make the peanut butter balls, vigorously mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup and salt until it thickens up.

2. Stir in the coconut flour, and let sit for 2 minutes to firm up. Add a bit more coconut flour if necessary, you are looking for a dough that isn’t too sticky or too dry.

3. Stir in puffed rice cereal. Divide into 20 even sized portions and roll into balls, place onto a parchment-lined tray/pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, make the chocolate. Stir together all of the ingredients until well incorporated. Heat for a few seconds in the microwave if necessary.

5. Drizzle the peanut butter balls with chocolate, or dip in chocolate and return to the tray/pan. Freeze for ~10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.  Once set, store in the fridge and freely transport into your mouth, chew and revel in the deliciousness.

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Balls (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-, soy-free)

    • Hi Lisa, coconut flour is super absorbent and can be eaten raw, finding a suitable substitute would be really difficult. The only thing I can think about is oat flour, but you may need to use more and make sure it’s finely ground. I cannot guarantee the peanut butter balls will taste the same though. As an advisory note, use gluten-free oats to keep these gluten-free; but saying that, some people that have problems with gluten, will also have problems with gluten-free oats (like me). Good luck.

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