These healthy peanut butter chocolate bites might not look like model material, but they’re marriage material. The kind of marriage where you get married to food and it’s not even weird. This healthy snack recipe is gluten free and dairy free. It’s a super easy quick snack idea to make whenever you crave something sweet and don’t want your teeth to fall off from all the extra sugar.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites
Honestly, I made the original recipe such a long time ago (homeschooling is fun and easy) that I don’t remember whether I actually used natural peanut butter or almond butter. I’ve now switched to almond butter, because I noticed that weirdly peanut butter made me kinda dizzy. Might also be the ginormous amounts of peanut butter that I was eating, but who are you to count my bites and judge me.
Anyway, I don’t seem to have this issue with almond butter, so now I’ve been making these in all kinds of shapes, using the butter of almonds and not peanuts. And seriously, I’m so thankful for this easy snack, because it’s the only satisfying healthier sweet snack that’s gluten free and doesn’t increase my blood sugar too much. As you might know, I had insulin resistance after the baby and it hasn’t gone away even after losing the weight. So I’m really happy with this sweet snack and I’m very conscious about my eating choices now. I’m not depriving myself, but finding good substitutes and eating whatever I truly want in moderation.
How To Make Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites
To make these healthy peanut butter chocolate bites you’ll need to put in very little effort honestly.
- Take a bowl and mix peanut butter, honey, flax meal, coconut flour and salt.
- In another bowl melt the chocolate using your microwave or a steam bath. I melt my chocolate in the microwave for about 20-30 sec, then stir it with a small spoon until it’s all melted.
- Put some water on your hands to form balls from the peanut butter mixture. It will be very soft and you can add more coconut flour or flax meal to make it more firm and dense, but I like to keep mine soft. They melt in your mouth.
- Cover the balls on each side with the melted chocolate and put in an airtight container lined with some parchment paper.
- Freeze for 30 minutes to an hour and enjoy.
So this recipe is for a small batch, but you if you want to make more, you can store the balls in the freezer for weeks, even months. When you want to eat, take out a few and let them thaw for 10-15 minutes, then enjoy.
Low Carb And Vegan Options
So this snack recipe is gluten free and dairy free already, but if you’re living a low carb or vegan lifestyle you can do these adjustments:
- Low carb: use sugar-free sweetener like stevia instead of honey
- Vegan use maple syrup not honey or try the low carb option I just mentioned – it’s also vegan
I hope you enjoy this super simple and easy chocolate peanut butter bites for snack or dessert!
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 ½ tbsp flax meal or flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp honey
- Mix peanut butter, honey, flax meal and coconut flour, add salt.
- Melt the dark chocolate.
- Wet your hands and form balls with the peanut butter mixture. Roll the balls using a spoon in the melted chocolate until completely covered. Put on a plate or airtight container that is lined with parchment paper.
- Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour. Enjoy. Keep leftovers in the freezer.
You can easily make this snack also low carb by leaving out the honey and using a sugar-free sweetener like stevia.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 7g