All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier crispy 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, cereal and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into 12 balls, using about 2 teaspoons for each. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze the balls 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

112 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 45 mg sodium. 29 mg potassium; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 2.8 g protein; 69 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 20 mcg folate; 3 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 9 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
This is indeed a nice little bite size snack. I made it and when I want one I take one out of the fride and have a treat. totally recommend Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe! It is a great low-sugar dessert- with protein. My kids love them. I like a little sprinkle of coconut on top. The only downside is waiting for them to freeze because I want to eat them right away! Read More