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.

Devon O'Brien
Source:, January 2017


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

138 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 10.7g 16% DV; saturated fat 4.9g 25% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 1.4mcg; calcium 4.1mg; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 12.7mg 5% DV; potassium 53.9mg 2% DV; sodium 37.7mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 4g.

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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It has everything I love- coconut peanut butter and chocolate! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Our family has allergies so I make these with sunflower seed butter and they are soooo good (and easy to make with the kids!) Read More