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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a sweet, easy-to-make treat? Try these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls! This recipe is keto-friendly but can be modified to fit any diet.

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If you’re looking for a simple dessert or snack that’s basically a sweet bite of peanut butter, this recipe is for you. These peanut butter balls contain only 3 ingredients and are ready to eat and enjoy in no time flat.

Why You’ll Love These 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

  • If you want a sweet dessert or snack without putting in much effort, this recipe is just that.
  • The whole family will love these peanut butter bites! The recipe as written is keto-friendly, but the keto syrup can be replaced 1:1 with maple syrup for non-keto eaters.
  • This is a great portable recipe as long as you have a cooler on hand – making it great for picnics and the like.

Ingredients Needed to Make This Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Ingredient quantities for these peanut butter energy balls are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Unsweetened natural peanut butter, crunchy or creamy – if you happen to live near a Kroger, I recommend Kroger Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Almond flour
  • ChocZero Coupon for the keto syrup (I used maple) – use coupon code FORGETSUGARFRIDAY for 10% off your order today and forever (yes, you can use this code as many times as you want!) 🎉
    • You can use any ChocZero keto syrup except for chocolate – it has a different consistency than their other syrups
    • If you’re making this for a non-keto audience, you can use regular maple syrup

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How to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the keto peanut butter fat bombs. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe! First, add the peanut butter and syrup to a bowl.

TIPS:

  • You can use crunchy or creamy peanut butter. Look for a brand with 100% peanuts and no added oils.
  • Because you are using natural peanut butter, oil separation will occur in the jar. Make sure to thoroughly stir the oil into the peanut butter before using it in the recipe. If you don’t, you will end up with peanut butter balls that are either too oily (because you incorporated too much of the separated oil) or too dry (because you didn’t incorporate enough of the separated oil).
  • If using ChocZero keto syrup, you can use any flavor except for chocolate (it has a different consistency).

white bowl with peanut butter and maple syrup

Then add the almond flour…

white bowl with peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut flour

… and mix! Resist the urge to eat this straight out of the bowl. 😉

white bowl with 3 ingredient peanut butter balls batter

Take your batter and scoop out 1 tbsp servings, rolling each into a ball before placing it on a non-stick cookie sheet.

TIP: If you struggle to form the batter into balls, stick the batter in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.

3 ingredient peanut butter balls on a baking tray

Firm up the peanut butter bites in the fridge on the cookie sheet for at least 15 minutes before serving.

To store: Store these in the fridge in an airtight container. Don’t leave them out of the fridge for too long before eating them because they’ll start to become slightly oily and lose shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make healthy peanut butter balls?

To make healthy peanut butter balls, don’t use sugar or hydrogenated oils. The easiest way to do this is to use unsweetened, natural peanut butter and sugar-free maple syrup.

How do you make peanut butter balls with nuts?

The easiest way to make peanut butter balls with nuts is to use crunchy peanut butter.

Why are my energy balls not sticking together?

If your energy balls aren’t sticking together, either the peanut butter you used wasn’t oily enough (this can happen if you’re using unsweetened peanut butter and oil separation occurred) or you haven’t included enough of a binder. Maple syrup is a great binder!

What’s in peanut butter balls?

Peanut butter balls contain peanut butter, almond flour, and maple syrup.

To make a keto-friendly version like this recipe, you’ll want to use unsweetened peanut butter and keto-friendly maple syrup.

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Nutrition Facts for This Easy Peanut Butter Bites Recipe

Per serving (25 total servings):

  • 85 calories
  • 7g fat
  • 1g protein
  • 2g net carbs

3 ingredient peanut butter balls lined up on a baking tray

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3 ingredient peanut butter balls on a baking tray

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a sweet, easy-to-make treat? Try these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls! This recipe is keto-friendly but can be modified to fit any diet.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: 3 ingredient peanut butter balls, keto peanut butter recipe, low carb peanut butter recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 25
Calories: 85kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the peanut butter, syrup, and almond flour to a bowl.
  • Thoroughly mix until a thick batter forms.
  • Take your batter and scoop out 1 tbsp servings, rolling each into a ball before placing it on a non-stick cookie sheet. (If you struggle to form the batter into balls, stick the batter in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.)
  • Firm up the peanut butter bites in the fridge on the cookie sheet for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • You can use crunchy or creamy peanut butter.
  • Because you are using natural peanut butter, oil separation will occur in the jar. Make sure to thoroughly stir the oil into the peanut butter before using it in the recipe. If you don't, you will end up with peanut butter balls that are either too oily (because you incorporated too much of the separated oil) or too dry (because you didn't incorporate enough of the separated oil).
  • If using ChocZero keto syrup, you can use any flavor except for chocolate (it has a different consistency). Don't forget to use your Choczero Coupon
  • To store: Store these in the fridge in an airtight container. Don’t leave them out of the fridge for too long before eating them because they’ll start to become slightly oily and lose shape.
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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