Three peanut butter balls

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

A perfect treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers. This holiday favorite is made with a creamy peanut butter filling and coated in chocolate. This recipe contains 23% less calories and 83% less sugar per serving than the full sugar version.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

70 minutes

Serving size

3 Balls

Calories

130

Ingredients

  • 13 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 14 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 14 tsp vanilla extract

  • 18 tsp salt

  • 1 cup Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener

  • 12 cup toasted almond flour**

  • 3 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate wafers

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

**To toast the almond flour, add 1-2 cups of flour to a baking sheet and bake on 350F degrees for 5 minutes. This makes the flavor pop and the flour safe to eat.

Directions

  • 1.

    Add peanut butter, softened butter, vanilla and salt to a mixing bowl and beat on medium-high speed until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes.

  • 2.

    Add Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener and flour to mixture and beat on low until it forms a stiff dough, about 2 minutes.

  • 3.

    Use a melon ball scoop or roll the dough into balls into 1-inch size, you should get 32-35 balls.

  • 4.

    Place the rolled balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. This will keep them in shape.

  • 5.

    Using a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and oil for 30 second increments, mixing between increments, until fully melted. About 90 seconds total (3 increments).

  • 6.

    Let chocolate mixture cool for 2-3 minutes.

  • 7.

    With a toothpick, dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate mixture, leaving just the eye of the peanut butter ball showing. Softly tap the pick on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate and place each dipped ball back onto parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

  • 8.

    Once hardened, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Optional (will effect nutritional information)
  • 9.

    Try substituting in protein powder rather than toasted flour.

  • 10.

    Try substituting in different nut butters.

  • 11.

    Try adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom.

*This recipe contains 130 calories and 2 grams of sugar per serving, compared to the full-sugar version that has 170 calories and 12 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 50mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 2g
Erythritol 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 6% DV
Potassium 0% DV

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