Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

If you’re in a pinch for time, I have something just for you. Here’s a quick and easy gluten free cookie recipe that requires no baking. I really like making no bake (think no hassle) cookies during the hectic holidays. This one works equally well for Christmas and Hanukkah parties –and is a wonderfully healthy snack throughout the year.

For those of you who aren’t entirely in the mood for Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls and are looking for a chocolate covered peanut butter ball, be sure to see Nut Butter Cups recipe –it’s a delicious no bake, healthier candy recipe that is quite the crowd-pleaser. My husband and children devour them.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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  1. Place dates, peanuts, cacao powder, salt, vanilla and water in a food processor
  2. Pulse on high speed until smooth
  3. Remove mixture from food processor and roll into little balls
  4. Serve

This little dessert is my peanut-y version of the raw foods classic Fudge Babies, a recipe created by the wonderful Katie over at Chocolate Covered Katie.

If you like these peanut butter balls you will love my recent list of 10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes!


31 responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls”

  1. I also feel like substituting half the dates with sour cherries and upping the cacao content by rolling them in cacao nibs would be super yummy too. I’ll try it next time and let you know how it goes. x

  2. I just made these in an attempt to prove to a few of my colleagues that raw, gluten-free and vegan foods ARE delicious. I was a bit daunted about where to start but then I saw this. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m sure these will go down a storm! :) x

  3. Totally rocked my world! And I subbed the peanuts for half cashews, half unsweetened coconut flakes. Yummy! Can’t wait to try with a load of other nut options.

  4. This recipe is amazing! Made them today and snuck a baggie of them in my purse into the movies (did I just say that out loud?) I can tell that I will be addicted to these, and will be making frequent batches to send with my daughter to school and in my lunch bag too. Love your whole website and only just discovered it after Thanksgiving when I surfed the net for a recipe to use up almond flour. I’ve been a wild GF chef in the kitchen ever since, using many of your recipes already.

    Thank you for your great service Elana!


  5. 1/2 tsp salt was too much for me —
    I’m gonna try 1/4 tsp salt next time.
    This time, to compensate, I added more cocoa and dates and some coconut oil.

  6. Thanks so much as my husband loves peanut butter candy. This is a great way to satisfy him with a better choice health-wise and one that tastes yummee.
    I love shortbread cookies, especially since yours has pecans included.

  7. Love those fudge babies, made them yesterday…mmmmmmm! Bet these would be good with macadamia nuts too!

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