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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

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Old fashioned peanut butter balls are a fun no bake treat that’s great to have on hand for a quick grab-and-go snack. They might just become your favorite snack ball recipe.

old fashioned peanut butter balls

These plain peanut butter balls are easy to make and only require 4 ingredients! They’re gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and delicious!

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old fashioned peanut butter balls

I put a healthy spin on these old fashioned peanut butter balls by leaving out some common ingredients.

These easy peanut butter balls are free from:

powdered sugar
rice krispies
corn syrup
refined sugar
milk powder

old fashioned peanut butter balls

Instead, I like to sweeten these plain peanut butter balls with pure maple syrup. But you can substitute honey if you’d prefer.

old fashioned peanut butter balls

These no bake peanut butter balls are perfect for an afternoon snack or a simple sweet dessert.

I love eating these peanut butter balls plain, but if you want to jazz them up you can coat them in chocolate. You’re going to love this easy recipe!

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old fashioned peanut butter balls

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls – Ingredients

old fashioned peanut butter balls

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls – How To Make

First, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract if using.

Once well combined, mix in the coconut flour. Scoop out the dough and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Place the plain peanut butter balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Once you’ve formed all of the peanut butter mixture into balls, place the baking sheet into the fridge to set for about 20 minutes to an hour. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

You can eat these old fashioned peanut butter balls at room temperature, they’ll just soften up a bit.  I prefer eating them straight from the fridge so they stay nice and firm.

I’ve never made these gluten free peanut butter balls with crunchy peanut butter – but I’m thinking it’d be delicious!

old fashioned peanut butter balls

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls – Chocolate Version

If you’re looking for a way to take these old fashioned peanut butter balls to the next level, why not dunk them in chocolate? I mean, isn’t chocolate the answer to making everything better? 🙂

To do this, heat some semi sweet chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips over a double boiler. Stir occasionally to melt chocolate completely. When it’s nice and smooth, it’s ready to get dunking.

old fashioned peanut butter balls

Take the refrigerated plain peanut butter balls and dunk them into the chocolate. You can do this with your hands, or by sticking a toothpick into the top of the plain peanut butter ball, and using it as a handle to hold onto the ball while rolling it around in the melted chocolate.

Or you can use two forks to gently roll the plain peanut butter balls around, and then scoop it out while letting the extra chocolate drip through the prongs of the fork.

Place the chocolate covered peanut butter balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place them into the fridge until the chocolate has set.

And in no time at all you’ve turned ordinary snack balls into chocolate covered goodness. Also called buckeye peanut butter balls.  Such an easy food to make!

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

These old fashioned peanut butter balls are a delicious snack that's easy to grab-and-go. I love eating them plain but you can also coat them in chocolate for a more dessert like snack. Bonus - they only have 4 ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balls, dairy free, gluten free, healthy snack, old fashioned, peaunt butter, plain, vegan
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup organic creamy peanut butter (salted)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I like using a half sheet pan for this recipe.
  • Combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the coconut flour until a dough like ball is formed.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and use your hands to form them into a ball.
  • Place the peanut butter balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until the balls have firmed up.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.

NOTES

If using unsalted peanut peanut butter, add a big pinch of salt along with the coconut flour and stir well.
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