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.

Devon O'Brien
Source:, January 2017


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 8.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 10% DV; vitamin a iu 68.7IU 1% DV; vitamin c 1.1mg 2% DV; folate 19.6mcg 5% DV; calcium 2.9mg; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 8.7mg 3% DV; potassium 29mg 1% DV; sodium 45.4mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 4g.

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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