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. Source:, January 2017

Devon O'Brien


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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; 10.7 g total fat; 4.9 g saturated fat; 38 mg sodium. 54 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 3 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 4 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 13 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

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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
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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