Are you looking for a good, easy peanut butter ball recipe? Peanut butter is one of the snacks that children love and that adults often add to their fruit and fiber breakfast bowls for some extra taste and texture.
Today, we’re going to show you how to make peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate for a delicious snack that can be preserved in your fridge for weeks!
Is This Peanut Butter Balls Recipe an Easy Kid-Friendly Task?
As you’re about to notice, this recipe is pretty easy to make, but there are a few steps that are going to require adult supervision. We strongly advise against letting your children maneuver the microwave oven and every step of the recipe that requires using sharp utensils (like the part where you’d have to use a form) be done by an adult or at least under adult supervision.
Can I Make These Peanut Butter Protein Balls?
Yes, you easily make peanut butter protein balls. And you can also get really creative with what you add to this recipe. For instance, you can add some rolled out, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and honey. Flaxseed meals add healthy fats to the recipe, but also vitamins, protein, and fiber. Chia seeds will give your recipe healthy fats and omegas.
Peanut Butter Balls Recipe for Peanut Allergies
An allergic reaction to peanuts is one of the most prevalent triggers of severe allergy episodes. If you have a peanut allergy, even small amounts of peanuts can induce a significant reaction that can be life-threatening for some people (anaphylaxis).
You can use this peanut butter balls recipe but replace the peanut butter with other nut-free butters. Some suggestions would be to add granola butter, sesame butter, soy butter, sunflower seed butter, or cookie butter.
How to Make Peanut Butter Balls
Here is a very simple and delicious recipe for making peanut butter balls. And yes, you can call the children to the kitchen and allow them to partake in the process.
- Small cookie scoop
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Large bowl
- Cake pop mould
- 1 ¼ cup natural peanut butter
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 ½ cups vegan chocolate chips
How to prepare the Peanut Butter Balls:
Step 1: Preparing the ingredients
Grab your large bowl and start mixing the peanut butter, the maple syrup, the vanilla, and a little bit of salt. When all of these are well mixed together, add the coconut flour and keep stirring using a wooden spoon. Place the mixture inside a fridge for two hours. If you are in a hurry, you can allow the batter to freeze for 30 minutes.
Take the mixture out of the fridge and grab a small cookie scooper (you can also use a spoon if you don’t have a scoop). Portion out 12 sections and roll them to form balls. Place them in the fridge for another hour or allow them to sit for 20 minutes inside the freezer.
Step 2: Melting the frosting
In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and the coconut oil. Set the microwave to high and place the bowl with the chips and oil inside for 45 seconds. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir. Place it back in the microwave and heat it in 30 second increments, making sure you stir when every 30 seconds are up. Repeat this process until the chocolate is smooth.
Step 3: Preparing the balls
Take your balls out of the fridge and gently drive a fork through one of them. Dip it into the melted chocolate and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet to set. Repeat the process for all the peanut butter balls. You want to use a fork because this will allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
Step 4: Serving & preserving
When all your peanut butter balls are dipped in chocolate, you want to leave them in the freezer before you serve them. They can be preserved between one week and three months as long as you keep them inside the fridge, in an airtight container.
Note: If you use a silicon mat to place the cake pops, it will allow them to retain their shape and prevents them from going flat.