Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Date-Sweetened!)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Date-Sweetened!)

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls remind me of the “buckeyes” my mother-in-law used to make for us each Christmas, but these healthy peanut butter balls are naturally sweetened with dates!

I’m actually SHOCKED at how authentic they taste.

My mother-in-law’s recipe calls for powdered sugar to create a thick peanut butter truffle, with crisp rice cereal mixed in for texture. I tried recreating a healthy grain-free version years ago, but the “crunch” was never quite the same as the original, so this year I decided to try adding in some crisp rice cereal to my date-sweetened batch.

The result is amazing.These peanut butter balls are slightly salty and sweet, with a satisfying crunch that isn’t too overpowering. When you coat them in a layer of melted dark chocolate, they’re downright irresistible!

They’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free (as long as you use vegan chocolate chips), and are also loaded with fiber and protein to help stabilize your blood sugar levels. I think they’d be fun to bring to a holiday cookie exchange, and we gave them as teacher gifts for my son’s school this year.

I hope they’ll help make your next special event a little sweeter, too.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Vegan & Date-Sweetened)

Prep Time

15 mins

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Vegan & Date-Sweetened)

Prep Time

15 mins

Total Time

15 mins

SPECIAL TREAT  |  Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Vegan

These peanut butter balls have a crisp center and are coated in dark chocolate, for a healthy buckeye copycat. Sweetened with dates, they're loaded with fiber to help balance your blood sugar!

Course: Dessert

Servings: 20

Calories: 114 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (about 6 ounces)
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