These homemade Healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Bon Bons are an easy and healthy recipe made with only 5 clean ingredients, no powdered sugar, and taste so much better than store-bought candy! They can be prepared in about 10 minutes and are vegan and gluten-free!
These homemade Healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Bon Bons are also known as "Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs" and "Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs", but they are all the same and are perfect when you want a little bite-sized chocolate + peanut butter treat.
I love them because not only do they have the chocolate + peanut butter combination, but also contain healthy fat from coconut oil which I try to get in a serving each day.
If you want to try another chocolate + peanut butter treat, make sure you check out my Healthy Peanut Butter Cups recipe!
Both recipes would be great to use with my homemade peanut butter recipe and are super easy to make, even if you've never made your own peanut butter.
Are These Healthy Peanut Butter Bon Bons (aka "Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs" + "Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs") Really Healthy?
In my opinion, yes!
Let's compare the ingredients in this recipe to ingredients in a popular store-bought product:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
Ingredients: Peanuts, Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Non-Fat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, PGPR Emulsifier), Sugar, Dextrose, Chocolate, Non-Fat Milk, Contains 2% or Less of: Vegetable Oil (Cocoa Butter, Palm, Shea, Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil), Salt, Whey (Milk), Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, TBHQ (Preservative), Vanillin, Artificial Flavor
The store-bought candy contains GMO ingredients (soy and dairy), refined sugar and salt, and preservatives. Also, non-organic peanuts can contain up to 8 different pesticides.
And some homemade versions are made with powdered sugar, shortening, and even milk and butter.
When you make your own clean homemade desserts, you have control over the ingredients that are used and can make them without any of the ingredients found in store-bought candies like artificial colors, flavors or chemicals.
This healthier version is made with organic, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and contains no refined sugar.
Can You Freeze These Healthy Peanut Butter Bon Bons (aka "Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs" + "Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs")?
Yes! In fact, they need to be stored in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
Just store them in an air-tight container and they will be ready at a moments notice whenever you need a healthy treat!
How To Make Healthy Peanut Butter Bon Bons: Step-by-Step Instructions
These are super easy to make and they can be prepared in under 10 minutes!
Step 1: Prepare the Peanut Butter Balls
Just add all the ingredients for the peanut butter balls to a medium-sized bowl and stir everything together until it's well combined. Depending on the type of peanut butter you use, you may need to add more or less coconut flour than what is shown in the recipe. I always start with a 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. 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. My suggestion would be to start with 1 tablespoon and add an extra 1 tablespoon at a time until the balls are firm enough to roll into a ball shape. If you want to make these in an "egg" shape, just roll them into an "egg" shape instead of a ball shape.
Step 2: Shape the Balls
Next, you'll take out a spoonful at a time and roll them into a ball shape and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then you'll place the cookie sheet in the pan for the balls to chill while you prepare the chocolate coating.
Prepare the chocolate coating. In this step, you will be melting the ingredients for the chocolate coating. Since I don't use a microwave, I just add the ingredients to a small saucepan and melt everything on the lowest heat and stir until it's smooth.
Step 3: Assembly
Remove the cookie sheet from the freezer and dip each ball into the melted chocolate coating and place them back on the cookie sheet. Return the cookie sheet to the freezer so the chocolate can harden for about 15-20 minutes.
Step 4: Store the Peanut Butter Bon Bons
You'll want to store them in an air-tight BPA-free container in either the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
Want More Healthy Chocolate + Peanut Butter Recipes?
Check out these:
- Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups
- Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies
- Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
- My CLEAN DESSERTS Cookbook with 72 plant-based vegan + gluten-free no-bake dessert recipes made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home™ website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based and Medical Medium® compliant recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.