Peanut Butter Balls ~ Low-Sugar & Low-Carb

It’s week two of my no-cheat treats and this one is another Christmas classic ~ peanut butter balls!  The great thing about this recipe is you can substitute any nut butter, almond, cashew or even sun butter would work great!

I feel like Christmas is truly not complete without peanut butter balls. 

Chocolate + peanut butter = blisspeanut-butter-balls-5The fact that these are no-bake also top the list of must-make-Christmas-recipes because ain’t no body got time for hours in the kitchen over the holidays. I want to get in, get out with a glass of wine in hand and a tasty no-cheat treat, ammiright?!

These PBBs have simple ingredients and are gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb and vegan! Indulgence never tasted so good.peanut_butter_balls_low-sugar_low-carb_vegan_www-thehappyhealthfreak-com

Peanut Butter Balls
Serves 18
Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegan
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ cups salted peanuts, chopped
  2. ½ cup all natural peanut butter, softened
  3. 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and divided
  4. 10-15 drops liquid stevia
  5. 3 tablespoons powdered xylitol or Swerve
  6. 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Optional Garnish
  1. 1/2 Tbsp softened peanut butter + 1/2 Tbsp water
  2. 1 Tbsp salted peanuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and stevia.
  2. Add chopped peanuts and powdered sweetener and mix well.
  3. Chill dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Using about 2 teaspoons of mixture, roll into 18 balls.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or freezer for 15 minutes.
  7. Using a double boiler (or microwave), melt the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil until smooth.
  8. Using a toothpick or fork, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate until coated.
  9. Return to the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  10. Optional Garnish: mix 1/2 Tbsp softened peanut butter with 1/2 Tbsp water, drizzle over peanut butter balls and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp chopped peanuts.
  11. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Info per ball
  1. 146 Calories, 7g Carbs, 4g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs, 12g Fat, 5g Protein, 0g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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