Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls {Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Enjoy a sweet treat with these healthy frozen chocolate peanut butter balls that only use a few choice ingredients. It's gluten free, dairy free, paleo with a vegan option.

Healthy Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls |

I've never been much of a baker - too many precise measurements, where I prefer to toss, taste and experiment. I also try and avoid refined sugar and most baked goods are loaded with that and other ingredients that don't make my body operate at its best.

That said, I do enjoy a little something sweet after dinner. It's the flare I like to send to the rest of my body that I'm shutting down the eating machine for the night. That brings us to today's healthy frozen chocolate peanut butter balls.

I'm a big fan of nut and seed butters like almond butter, sunflower butter, and peanut butter. Pair that with my love of a little something sweet, and just like the Reese's peanut butter genius, an idea was born with 2 great ingredients. If you're from Ohio, you're probably going to call these bad boys "buckeyes."

healthy chocolate peanut butter balls

I'm calling them healthy frozen chocolate peanut balls. Yes, healthy, because I don't use any sugar, no butter, no syrup, no flour. It's just a few natural ingredients, literally rolled up into one.

There is a little craftsmanship involved since we're dealing with a sticky substance, but using two melon ball scoops, or even just two spoons, and these balls will roll into shape quickly.

healthy chocolate peanut butter balls

You also need just a little patience for pulling them in and out of the freezer to ensure you're not making peanut butter pancakes.

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Other than that, it's really pretty simple, and the nice bite-size shape makes for easy snacking, but the trick is to stop after one. Then again, these healthy chocolate peanut butter balls so it's ok to grab an extra.

Healthy Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
{Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free}

Makes 20


  • 8 ounces organic, raw, unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (or a few Stevia drops)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons almond meal
  • 4 ounces dairy-free chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place peanuts on a baking sheet and roast approximately 5 minutes, pulling them just as they turn golden. Allow to cool.
  2. Put peanuts in a high powered blender and mix until smooth and oils release. Add honey and salt and process until desired taste is reached. Place peanut butter in a bowl and add almond meal, adjusting the amount until the mixture is combined and begins to form a ball. To get the mixture to further set, return to freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove peanut butter from freezer and use two melon scoops to place dime size balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place sheet in freezer until set, about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and if balls needs shaping, roll between hands.
  4. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a microwaveable safe dish or in a double boiler and stir.
  5. Break the middle tines of a plastic fork and use to roll the balls through the chocolate until fully coated. Place balls back on pan. Once finished, return the pan to the freezer until the balls are fully set.
  6. If there is leftover chocolate, you can double dip some of the balls for a thicker, fuller coverage.
  7. Serve immediately or store in the freezer.

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