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Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Soft and creamy chocolate peanut butter balls that taste like Reese’s.

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Anyone who knows me will tell you my favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups. Growing up, I looked forward to my mom (correction, Santa) filling my Christmas stocking and Easter basket with Reese’s cups! Since I started my keto journey, it’s been difficult resisting those chocolate candies while waiting in line at the grocery store until I discovered this super easy keto version. Two balls are only 122 calories and 2.6g net carbs!

The original recipe is from the Simply Keto cookbook by Suzanne Ryan. Suzanne’s book is another excellent resource if you’re just starting out on this keto journey. She has a ton of easy and tasty recipes (like her keto chocolate chip waffle and snickerdoodle cupcakes). You can buy her cookbook here!

Step 1: Mix all of the below pictured ingredients (swerve confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, almond flour, and peanut butter) together until smooth.

Step 2: Roll the dough into a large ball. If the dough is too soft to shape, put the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden. This will help you shape the peanut butter mixture into perfect round balls.

Step 3: Form the peanut butter mixture into 20 nickel sized balls and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Step 4: A minute or two before your 30 minute timer goes off, melt the chocolate chips and mct oil in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. My chocolate melted after 1 minute.

Step 5: Dip the peanut butter balls, one at a time, in the melted chocolate, place on parchment paper, and freeze again for 20 minutes.

Here are a few chocolate dipping tips. To get a smooth chocolate coating, drop one ball in the chocolate, use a fork to drizzle/pour chocolate on top of the ball, use the fork to pickup the ball, tap excess chocolate off the bottom of the fork, scrape the bottom of the fork using the lid of the bowl, and use a knife to slide the ball off the fork and onto the parchment paper. This 2 minute youtube video from Mel’s Kitchen quickly shows how to dip stuff in chocolate like a pro.

Step 6: Enjoy!!!

XOXO,

Jennifer Sprinkles

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

super easy, no bake keto peanut butter balls
Prep Time 5 minutes
To Chill 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 balls

Ingredients

For Peanut Butter Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar added; only peanuts and salt)
  • 5 tbsp Swerve confectioner's-style sweetener
  • 4 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For Melting Chocolate:

  • 1/2 cup Stevia sweetened chocolate chips (I use Lily's Baking Chips)
  • 3 tsp MCT oil (optional)

Instructions

  • Mix the swerve confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, almond flour, and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Roll the dough into a large ball. If the dough is too soft to shape, put the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden. This will help you shape the peanut butter mixture into perfect round balls.
  • Form the peanut butter mixture into 20 nickel sized balls and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • With 1-2 minutes remaining on the 30 minute timer, melt the chocolate chips and mct oil in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted.
  • Dip the peanut butter balls one at a time in the melted chocolate, place back on the parchment paper, and freeze again for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts: 2 Balls Per Serving
Calories: 122 for 2 balls
Fat: 10.8g
Protein: 4.2g
Total Carbs: 7g
Net Carbs: 2.6g

4 thoughts on “Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Barbara

    OMG! These taste delicious

    1. JenniferSprinkles

      I’m glad you like them too, Mom!!

  2. Ardbeg

    Meow!

    1. JenniferSprinkles

      Extra chicken for you tonight, Ardy!

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