Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls
Serves: approx.4-6 dozen
 
gluten-free, cane sugar free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, options for: nut-free,
Ingredients
  • 4 cups crisped rice cereal (I used One Degree Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps) - see notes for alternatives
  • 1 - 16oz jar of creamy organic peanut butter, approx 2 cups - see notes for alternatives
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar (or other granulated sugar)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • ¼ cup melted ghee, butter or coconut oil
For Dark Chocolate Coating:
  • 12oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped, chips or chunks - I used 85% dark coconut sugar sweetened
  • Maldon flaked salt
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix peanut butter and melted butter (ghee or coconut oil) Add coconut sugar, maple syrup and crisped rice cereal. Mix until combined. Place the bowl of dough into the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm it up.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Remove the dough from the freezer and using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon measure enough batter to form a 1-inch ball.
  3. Roll each scoop between your hands to form a small ball.
  4. Place the formed balls on the lined cookie tray and chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating process until it is melted and smooth.
  6. Using two forks or by sticking a toothpick in each peanut butter ball dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate and roll around until evenly coated. Shake a little to let the excess drip off.
  7. Place the chocolate coated ball back on the lined sheet pan.
  8. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt, if using, before the chocolate is set.
  9. Place the chocolate coated balls back in the freezer to let the chocolate set. It should take at least 30 minutes.
  10. I recommend storing these in the refrigerator, but if you like them extra chilly and firm, store them in the freezer. They will be too soft at room temperature.
  11. These will keep upwards of two weeks, but the crispy cereal might be a little less crispy over time.
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at https://tasty-yummies.com/dark-chocolate-crispy-peanut-butter-balls/