No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ahhhhh. The end of a long weekend. Nothing better than having an extra day to enjoy with loved ones, spend time outdoors, or get a few extra things done.

(And eating these chocolate peanut covered babies.)

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But more on that later! :)

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as well.

Saturday we golfed up in Albany, a little over an hour from the cities. It was my second time out this summer, and I always like to think I’m getting better as the summer rolls along. Or at least that’s what I’d like to think. :)

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls I www.eatcleanwithkate.com  Perfect day for a round of golf.

We then spent the rest of the weekend hanging out at our friend’s parents house on the lake. The weather was beautiful, although the water was pretty darn cold! I jumped in anyway, and it was definitely a shock to the system. We also grilled, took a few pontoon rides, and had a fire each night. A successful weekend to say the least!

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Today we got up and left right after breakfast, in order to beat traffic and get a few things done. I ended up laying outside for awhile, reading and soaking up the sun. It was too nice to not be outside!

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I put a few lemon slices in my water as it has a few added health benefits to just drinking plain water, not to mention it’s a bit more refreshing! If you want to learn more about the health benefits of lemon water, check out this article here.

After I got done getting my daily dose of vitamin D, I went inside and whipped together these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls. Now that my 10 days of no sugar is done, I can actually bake again. Although it was 85 degrees out today, and humid as heck. So too hot to actually turn on the oven. Besides I was craving something sweet, yet cold.

I now know what they mean about sugar acting like a drug in your body. Although my sugar cravings subsided towards the end of those 10 days, now that I have spent an entire weekend eating s’mores and other good things (filled with sugar, I’m sure!), I can’t seem to stop craving it! My body also feels a bit out of whack and I’m extremely thirsty lately. Bah! Time to start another detox perhaps. :)

Anyway, that didn’t seem to stop me from making these bad boys. Although I did try to make them with the least amount of refined sugar as possible. They are smooth on the inside, with a crisp outer chocolate shell. I just used the chocolate chips we had in the house, but next time I’d like to try melting down the no-sugar added chocolate that I talked about in Day 9 Fed Up Challenge.

Did I mention these are frozen? Melt in your mouth on a too-hot-to-bake kind of day. Enjoy! :)

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Adapted from minimalistbaker.com.

Ingredients:

1 cup all-natural (no sugar added) peanut butter, or other favorite nut butter (I used sunflower seed butter)

3 TBSP honey

1 1/2 TBSP coconut flour

1 TBSP flax meal (optional)

1 TBSP cacao nibs (optional)

1 tsp fine sea salt

3/4 cup favorite chocolate chips

1 TBSP coconut oil

Directions: 

Mix peanut butter with honey in medium mixing bowl until smooth.

Add in coconut flour and mix well. If mixture is still a bit runny, add more flour until thickens into cookie dough-like texture.

If using flax meal or cacao nibs, add in and stir to combine evenly. These just up the nutrition value of the final product!

Roll “dough” into small balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Mine made 16.

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil over low heat.

When chocolate is completely melted, take off heat.

Using a spoon, place ball in chocolate and coat evenly, then place ball back on parchment. Repeat until all balls are coated.

Place baking sheet in freezer and freeze 10 to 12 minutes or until chocolate has hardened.

Serve cold and store leftover in plastic freezer bag. (If you have any leftovers, that is!)

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Chocolate and peanut butter, a perfect combination!

OK friends, that’s it for now. Got any favorite no-bake desserts of your own? Feel free to leave me a comment below – I love hearing from you!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Gluten-free and Vegan)
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Serves: 16
 
Gluten-free and Vegan No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. Easy to make and delicious on a hot summer day!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-natural (no sugar added) peanut butter, or other favorite nut butter (I used sunflower seed butter)
  • 3 TBSP honey
  • 1½ TBSP coconut flour
  • 1 TBSP flax meal (optional)
  • 1 TBSP cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • ¾ cup favorite chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Mix peanut butter with honey in medium mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Add in coconut flour and mix well. If mixture is still a bit runny, add more flour until thickens into cookie dough-like texture.
  3. If using flax meal or cacao nibs, add in and stir to combine evenly. These just up the nutrition value of the final product!
  4. Roll "dough" into small balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Mine made 16.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil over low heat.
  6. When chocolate is completely melted, take off heat.
  7. Using a spoon, place ball in chocolate and coat evenly with chocolate, then place ball back on parchment. Repeat until all balls are coated.
  8. Place baking sheet in freezer and freeze 10 to 12 minutes or until chocolate has hardened.
  9. Serve cold. Enjoy!

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