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Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

20 min

Snack

Dessert

Make-ahead

No-bake

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, then you'll love these delicious balls. They don't need any baking, call for only 6 ingredients, and are a real treat!

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Total

20 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

5 min

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Ingredients

Optional garnish

  • roasted peanuts
  • toasted coconut flakes
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Directions

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  1. To a food processor**, add the peanut butter, dates, vanilla, and salt. Blend until you reach a smooth consistency.
  2. Remove the blade from the food processor. Using a spoon, mix in the shredded coconut.
  3. Use a tablespoon measure to portion out the peanut butter filling and form balls with your hands. If you find the mixture is too sticky and doesn't form into balls easily, add a bit more shredded coconut, and try again.
  4. Transfer the rolled balls to a plate and place them in the fridge or freezer while melting the chocolate.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or on a stovetop. If using a microwave: add the chocolate to a clean, dry bowl, and microwave at 20-second intervals, stopping to stir in between. When the chocolate is nearly fully melted, stop microwaving, and continue to stir with your spoon. The heat from the bowl will melt the remaining bits of chocolate. If using a stove: add the chocolate to a clean, dry pot on medium-low heat. Continuously stir until the chocolate is nearly fully melted. Then remove from the heat, and continue to stir. The heat from the bowl will melt the remaining bits of chocolate.
  6. Let the chocolate cool off a little bit. Meanwhile, line a baking tray or plate with parchment paper.
  7. Take the peanut butter balls out of the fridge and use two forks to dip the balls into the chocolate to coat them completely. Let the excess chocolate drip off and transfer to the parchment paper.
  8. If desired, sprinkle some chopped coconut flakes or salted peanuts on top, before the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * We use large Medjool dates in this recipe, if your dates are on the smaller side, try adding 1 - 2 more. ** If you don't own a food processor, you can also mash the dates using a fork and then mix it with the other ingredients. If the dates are not soft, soak in warm water for 10 minutes first.

Storage

  • The balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Evelyn - Oct. 16, 2021, 10:29 p.m.

I made these this morning and they’re so good!! I feel like I just made fancy truffles :D I did have a bit of trouble with the consistency of the peanut butter filling in the beginning. The mixture was too wet to make into balls so I added a lot of extra shredded coconut, but it still wasn’t coming together. I determined that the problem was probably the kind of peanut butter I was using, which was smooth kraft peanut butter and is probably a very different consistency than the natural peanut butter Sadia was likely using. To soak up some of the moisture I added 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup coconut flour, and finally got a good consistency. After that it was smooth sailing, and they taste delicious! Next time I think I’ll use all coconut flour instead of almond. Thanks for the great recipe Sadia! :)

PUL Team - Oct. 17, 2021, 2:43 a.m.

Hey Evelyn, thank you for sharing your experience with this one! If the other ingredients were portioned as described, we anticipate it may have been the peanut butter as well. Although if your dates were on the smaller side, adding 1 - 2 more next time could help as well. Super great problem solving though! So happy the peanut butter balls were enjoyed in the end ☺️


Julie - Oct. 11, 2021, 3:07 a.m.

Just a little fiddly for me to put together at first but I got the hang of it. Flavor is wonderful and satisfying. I really enjoy the texture the coconut adds to this. They would be great for a sweet addition to a special occasion as well.

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2021, 11 p.m.

So glad the peanut butter balls were enjoyed, Julie! They indeed get a bit easier to form with practice :)


Rudri Mankad - Oct. 6, 2021, 6:40 a.m.

I simply loveee this recipe! Can't stop eating at one! Really enjoy the texture and mixture of flavours, and they are also very easy to make. Definitely one of the staple snacks at home.

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

Awe we're so happy to hear, Rudri, thank you for sharing the lovely review!


Alina - Oct. 4, 2021, 3:14 p.m.

Me and my husband we just loved it !


Clare - Aug. 19, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

This recipe makes for super yummy on-the-go snacks! However, I find the flavour of the vanilla extract quite dominating... Next time I will make sure to double-check the amount to make sure I did not add too much!

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 7:47 p.m.

Hey Clare, thanks for taking the time to share the review! Sometimes the artifical flavours in vanilla imitations may be stronger or different than vanilla extract, although if using vanilla extract the correct amount should help! Do let us know how it goes if you give it another try 🤗


Angie - Aug. 3, 2021, 7:03 p.m.

Are you an expat missing Reese's peanut butter cups?! Problem solved. Yum


CJ - July 25, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

These have become a family favourite in our household! Absolutely delicious, only problem is it can be hard to stop yourself from eating them.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

We're so glad your family is enjoying this one, CJ, thanks a bunch for the review 🤗


Lauren - July 24, 2021, 9:24 p.m.

This recipe is honestly amazing, we love these peanut butter balls as a healthy-ish snack at any time of day!


Mimmi - July 22, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

Super delicious! I put the dough on a plate and cut then into squares with chocolate on, works great.


Mallory - July 21, 2021, 8:50 a.m.

Absolutely love those balls for summer 😍


Huda kashif - July 18, 2021, 3:37 a.m.

My family devoured these in one day :OOOO


Laurence - July 17, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

I love those balls. I make them regularly and froze half of it to enjoy later in the month. I love having one with my mid-morning coffee or as a treat in the evening.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:43 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the recipe, Laurence, we love freezing these ones too!


Aboli - July 10, 2021, 3:31 p.m.

These are dangerously good!! Omg! Make a double batch if you can, because you're going to be eating like 2 a day.
A trick that I tried was, put an entire toasted almond in the centre of the ball when rolling it... it's like a special surprise!
Sadia kills it as usual!

Eva - July 12, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

That is a great idea! I have made them before and they were already phenomenal, but this might take it to the next level… will definitely try this next time I make them!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 7:52 a.m.

We totally agree, Eva! Thank you so much for sharing the lovely idea, Aboli 🤤 Can't wait to give it a try!


Gabriela - July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

Okay, I made these 2 weeks ago but am coming back now to give my opinion on them. They are soo good, the perfect end of every meal. I kept them in my freezer so that I didn't have to worry about them spoiling or melting and they were delish!!

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 4:58 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Gabriela! So glad they were enjoyed✨


Aimee - July 8, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

These are so amazing I've had to stop making them because we just eat these instead of making dinner. I've made them with almond butter and have also left out the coconut because I ran out, and that makes them even more like truffles. These would make a great gift I'm sure.

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 9:27 p.m.

Love the idea to gift them, Aimee, thanks for sharing!


Aysha - June 30, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

How much calorie does this contain.
I love to eat
But I’m on diet

PUL Team - July 1, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

Hey there, Aysha. You can find the nutritional information by clicking on the "show nutrition info" button. Kindly note that as the disclaimer mentions, this is just an estimate and if you need specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician 🙂


Sheila Verghis - June 20, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

Easy to make and totally delectable


Dahlia - May 30, 2021, 10:40 p.m.

These are absolutely DIVINE! Made these twice already and it's a great semi-healthier sweet tooth alternative. I love popping these into my morning oatmeal if I want some peanut buttery, chocolate goodness in it

PUL Team - June 2, 2021, 3:24 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Dahlia! So glad you're enjoying them :)


Candice - May 14, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

Howdy!
Is there anything that the coconut can be substituted with?

PUL Team - May 15, 2021, 10:31 p.m.

Hello Candice! We haven't tested it out, but perhaps some finely chopped nuts (such as almonds or pecans) or another dried fruit would work well. Let us know if you give either a try 😃

Andreea - July 25, 2021, 9 a.m.

I substituted with ground almonds and they taste so good :)


Karolina - April 28, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

You huuge inspiration :) thanks!


Dorothy - March 31, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

Simple and simply delicious!

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 1:05 a.m.

Some of our favorite things! Thanks, Dorothy :)


Indra - March 30, 2021, 1:04 a.m.

Can't wait to make these for my boyfriend <3 and introduce healthy non commercial snacking :)))
Also, lovely website!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:56 p.m.

We hope you enjoy them, Indra! Thank you 🙂


Eveliina - March 29, 2021, 10:13 a.m.

These balls are wonderful! Very easy to make. Highly recommend!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:27 p.m.

Thank you, Eveliina :D


Daphni - March 29, 2021, 9:12 a.m.

Oh, my.... these are one of the most delicious thing I have eaten!! Be careful, it is impossible to stop after you start ;)
Thank you for one more amazing recipe beautifully written and filmed PUL team!
Lots of love from Berlin

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

Thank YOU, Daphni, for the glowing review! Sending lots of love to Berlin 😍


Kim - March 22, 2021, 9:23 a.m.

H, I would love to make something like these, but I'm sorry, I can't stand coconut! Do you have a recomendation of something else that would work in it's place?

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 2:24 a.m.

Hey there, Kim! We can't say for certain as we haven't tried it, but crushed nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios or pecans) may be a nice sub. Alternatively, you could try our chocolate fudge brownie bites (https://www.pickuplimes.com/r…) for a similar styled recipe. Let us know if you give either a try 😁