Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, January 2017

All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier coconutty peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Combine peanut butter (or almond butter or sunflower butter), coconut and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into balls, using about 2 teaspoons for each. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  2. Roll the balls in melted chocolate. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  • Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 ball
  • Per serving: 138 calories; 11 g fat(5 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 4 g added sugars; 0 vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 4 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg sodium; 54 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 3

October 19, 2017
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By: GetHealthy
I made the oatmeal ones as a healthy option for my husband who has a big sweet tooth and he loved them. They're almost too good as I tend to eat more than I should when I sneak one for myself! Great recipe!
June 26, 2017
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By: Sharmin Sampat
It has everything I love- coconut, peanut butter, and chocolate!
January 30, 2017
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By: Penelope Wall
Our family has allergies, so I make these with sunflower seed butter and they are soooo good (and easy to make with the kids!)
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