Thesis Healthy Peanut Butter Balls are only 3 ingredients and take 10 mins! Gluten free and dairy free and PACKED with protein too!
PIN Peanut Butter Protein Healthy Cookie Dough Balls Recipe
Why these are the BEST Snack
Does it seem like you are ALWAYS on the prowl for more healthy but easy snack ideas? I mean, a snack needs to be delicious, nourishing and filling, in my opinion, and easy to throw together when I am hungry! Look no further than these healthy peanut butter energy balls! We’ve made chai energy balls and vegan no bake date energy protein balls with matcha, but today those balls can move on over to make room for these tasty peanut butter beauties. They are seriously the most SIMPLE and completely SCRUMPTIOUS little peanut balls and they will give you that boost of energy that you need to get to your next meal. What’s more is that they are made with only 3 good-for-you ingredients that you will feel good about!
Like I said, this recipe only calls for 3 ingredients, so you won’t need to spend much time at all rounding up everything you will need. Here’s the list of items to make this healthy peanut butter balls recipe:
- Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter
- Powdered Peanut Butter
- Honey (or agave)
How to make Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
Are you aboard the peanut butter ball train yet? I mean, that short list of ingredients is most definitely a winner and the taste will also have you singing their praises. Here’s how to make your own no bake peanut butter balls healthy:
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and use an electric hand mixer to beat them thoroughly until the mixture is crumbly and everything is well combined.
Use your hands to work the mixture well, then roll the dough into portion sized balls.
If you wish, you can chill these for a bit, or just dig in and enjoy right away!
If you’re no stranger to the FFF blog, you will know that if it’s possible to mix things up in a recipe to suit your needs and preferences, I totally encourage it! For this recipe, there are a bunch of ways to take it to the next level and make it your own:
Add Ins: These peanut butter balls are fantastic all on their own, but why not throw in some chopped nuts of your choice, a handful of dried cranberries or raisins, or some decadent and delicious chocolate chips?
Nut Butters: If you’re not into peanut butter, feel free to swap it out for any other type of nut butter and let me know how they turn out for you! Pecan butter, cashew butter, almond butter – sky’s the limit!
How to store Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
Now that you have all your oh-so-delicious peanut butter balls and are ready to enjoy them, it’s time to talk storage. This is a great make-ahead snack recipe, so if you happen to double or triple it for snacks throughout the week, here’s some tips on how to keep them fresh. These peanut butter balls can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. To freeze, simply place them on a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer. When the balls are firm, pop them all in a sealed ziploc freezer style bag and label it with the date. These balls will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls FAQs
Peanut butter balls can be part of a healthy diet, but it depends on the ingredients used and how they are prepared. Peanut butter itself is a healthy food that is high in protein and healthy fats. However, many recipes for peanut butter balls also call for added sugars and other ingredients that can make them less healthy. To make peanut butter balls that are healthy, try using natural peanut butter and adding ingredients like honey or agace fruit for sweetness instead of using processed sugars.
If your peanut butter balls are too soft, you can try to chill the mixture for a bit before rolling it into balls. Another reason your peanut butter balls might be too soft is that the peanut butter you used is too soft. Some brands of peanut butter are softer than others, and using a softer peanut butter will make the mixture harder to work with. Finally, you may have added too much honey. Try adjusting the recipe and chilling the mixture before rolling it into balls to see if that helps.
If your mixture for peanut butter balls is too dry, it may be difficult to shape the balls and they may crumble or fall apart when you try to roll them. In this case, adding a bit of extra honey to the mixture can help to moisten it and make it easier to work with. Honey is a natural sweetener that can help to bind the ingredients together and give the balls a softer, more pliable texture. Keep in mind, however, that adding too much honey can also make the balls too sticky, so it’s important to add it a little at a time and mix well to ensure the right consistency.
If you follow this recipe, each peanut butter ball should have 84 calories and close to 5g of protein. Enjoy!
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
In a large bowl, beat together all the ingredients until crumbly and mixed.
Use your hands to really work the mixture together until smooth and well combined.
Roll into 1 Tbsp sized balls and DEVOUR
Tips & Notes:
Bites are best stored in the refrigerator. If you want that really soft, cookie dough texture, just let them stand at room temperature for a few minutes before eating
calories: 84calories (4%) Carbohydrates: 7.5g (3%) protein: 4.6g (9%) Fat: 4.7g (7%) Saturated Fat: 0.8g (5%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g Sodium: 72mg (3%) Potassium: 49mg (1%) fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 6.3g (7%) Vitamin A: 40UI (1%) Calcium: 3mg Iron: 0.1mg (1%)
Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 42
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g
Vitamin A 40IU1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(per bite – based off recipe making 18 bites)
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