These Healthy Peanut Butter Bon Bons are perfect when you want a little bite sized treat.
I love them because not only do they have chocolate and peanut butter, but also contain coconut oil which I try to get a serving each day.
This would be a great recipe to use with my homemade peanut butter recipe if you have never made your own peanut butter.
The organic coconut flour I use is from Tropical Traditions and comes in a 2 lb bag and is one of my favorite gluten-free flours to use.
Never used coconut flour before? Here’s some information about it from their website:
“Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is fiber from the coconut meat after most of the oil has been extracted to make Virgin Coconut Oil. It is certified organic, unsweetened, and has not been treated with sulfites. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is high in dietary fiber and protein, and is gluten-free. It has more fiber than gluten-based grains. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour can be added to standard wheat-based recipes to add extra fiber, by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with our coconut flour. Some recipes, such as muffins and quick breads, can be accomplished with 100% Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour and therefore be 100% gluten-free! Since organic coconut flour contains natural sugar from the coconut meat, baked goods need less sugar added. The organic coconut flour has a mildly sweet coconut taste!
Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour also contains over 19% non-gluten protein! Therefore, it makes an excellent addition to shakes and smoothies where fiber and protein are needed. Or simply dissolve a spoonful in water as a high-fiber drink with a coconut flavor! This organic coconut flour is very versatile and very tasty. Sprinkle it over your favorite dishes to add a wonderful coconut flavor, use it as a thickener in soups and sauces – the possibilities are endless!”
5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):
- excellent source of vitamin E
- high in folate
- contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
- good source of fiber
- excellent source of protein
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour:
- highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58%
- contains 14% coconut oil
- contains 19% vegan protein
- helps promote blood sugar health
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao:
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron
- detoxifies the liver
- acts as an anti-depressant and balances the mood
- contains essential fats
- super high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in anti-0xidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- improves metabolism and prevents fatigue
- helps to improve cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Raw Honey:
- anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
- immune boosting properties
- high in B vitamins: (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6)
- contains natural anti-oxidants
- promotes restorative sleep
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Tip #1: I also didn’t use the 1/2 cup of coconut flour from the original recipe but I start with only 1/4 cup. Coconut flour is very dense and too much is not good. But you also need enough to make the balls firm, so it’s kind of tricky to get just the right amount. If you look at the photo above with the three naked balls, you can see the difference just a little extra coconut flour makes. The last ball is very moist and didn’t hold it’s shape very well. So I added a little bit more and it became a little firmer and then added a little more. The amount you need to add will also depend on the type of peanut butter you use and/or the type of sweetener you use. My suggestion would be to start with 1/4 and add 1 tablespoon at a time until they are firm and hold together well.
Tip #2: I found the easiest was to coat the balls is to drop each ball into the bowl of chocolate and roll it around until it is completely covered.
Tip #3: I didn’t do this, but I would recommend you putting the balls on some wax paper or parchment paper to make them easier to remove after they have hardened.
Tip #4: I used raw organic honey as the sweetener, but you could also use maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener to make them 100% vegan.