Chocolate peanut butter balls

If you want to take something a little similar to the last dessert and transform it into something totally decadent, here’s a dessert that looks just like expensive, store bought truffles. It’s bound to impress everyone! This is from www.ohsheglows.com  

For mess-free finger food, place the balls in mini cupcake liners.  

1 cup 100% natural peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

3 ½ to 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup, to taste

2-3 tablespoons coconut flour

¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste

6 tablespoons gluten-free rice crisp cereal

3/4  cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 tablespoon coconut oil    

Stir the jar of peanut butter well before using. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and maple syrup, stirring vigorously for 30-60 seconds, until it thickens up. It will go from runny to thick during this time.

Stir in the coconut flour until combined (if your PB is dry, you might be able to skip this step or only use half). We're looking for a texture that isn't too sticky, but not too dry either. Let it sit for a couple minutes to firm up as the coconut flour will continue to absorb moisture with time. Add a touch more coconut flour if necessary. Or if it's too dry, add a touch more syrup.

Add salt to taste and stir in the cereal.

Shape into small balls.

In a small pot, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil and heat over low heat, stirring frequently. Once half the chips have melted, remove from heat and stir until completely smooth.  

With a fork, dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate on the side of the pot and place the ball on a plate or cutting board lined with parchment. Repeat for the rest. Save any leftover melted chocolate for later.

Place balls in the freezer for around 6-8 minutes until mostly firm.  

Dip a fork into the leftover melted chocolate and drizzle it on top of the balls to create a sophisticated design like the baking diva you are.  

Freeze the balls for another 10-15 minutes, until the chocolate is completely set. If you can wait that long.


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