These peanut butter truffles contain a creamy sweet PB center, coated with a dark chocolate shell, perfect as a high-protein, bite-sized snack. Plus, this recipe uses just a few ingredients and is dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, with a refined sugar-free filling!
You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.Add all PB filling ingredients to a food processor and blend for a couple of seconds until the mixture is combined. Alternatively, you can also use an electric hand mixer. Depending on the type of peanut butter, you might need to add less or more coconut flour. If it's drippy, you will need about 5 tablespoons of coconut flour and if it's rather firm, you will need about 4 tablespoons. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
With your hands, roll 1 tbsp (20 grams) of the mixture into a ball, then place it onto a baking sheet (cookie sheet) or plate. Do this with the remaining mixture (I had enough dough for 12 balls). Freeze for about 30-45 minutes.
To make the chocolate coating, simply melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a double boiler or in the microwave.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate. Remove it with a fork and let the excess chocolate drip off. Then place each chocolate-covered ball onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper (or parchment paper) and let it harden.
Chill before serving and enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to a week.
Sweetener: You can use any other liquid sweetener like rice malt syrup, date syrup, or agave syrup.
Chocolate: Any dairy-free chocolate is fine, you can also melt a bar of dark chocolate. Use sugar-free chocolate for low-carb (keto) peanut butter balls.
PB: I used creamy peanut butter. You might need to adjust the amount of coconut flour if using natural peanut butter. If the mixture is a little dry, you can add a little more maple syrup or plant-based milk (a spoonful at a time). If it's too wet, then either add a little extra coconut flour or allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up.
You can replace a part of the coconut flour with crushed cornflakes, rice Krispies, or puffed brown rice/quinoa for a nice crunch.
The total time does not include chill time.
Peanut Butter Truffles
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.