These Healthy Peanut Butter Bon Bons, aka “Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs”, 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 is super easy to make, even if you’ve never made your own peanut butter.
The organic coconut flour I use is from Thrive Market and is one of my favorite gluten-free flours to use.
Store-bought candy bars are made with unhealthy ingredients like the ones found in a similar 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
It’s contains GMO ingredients (soy and dairy), refined sugar and salt, and preservatives. Also, non-organic peanuts can contain up to 8 different pesticides.
This healthier version is made with organic, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy truffle and ball recipes? Check out Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles, Pistachio Sesame Seed Balls, Crispy Cashew Butter Energy Balls or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating truffle and balls recipes you will love!
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 Powder:*
- 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 Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: 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.
Tip #2: If you want to make these in an “egg” shape, just roll them into an “egg” shape instead of a ball shape.
Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Bon Bons (aka Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs)
Yield 12 - 14 small balls
Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / No-Cook / No Refined Sugar
For the peanut butter balls:
For the chocolate coating:
Prepare the peanut butter balls:
- Add all the ingredients for the peanut butter balls to a medium sized bowl and stir together until well combined. Only add as much coconut flour as needed so the peanut mixture is firm enough to roll into a ball shape. Using too much coconut flour will make the mixture too dry.
- Put the peanut butter balls in the refrigerator while you prepare the coating.
Prepare the chocolate coating:
- Add all the ingredients for the coating to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat, stirring the entire time until it's well combined and smooth.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Set up an assembly line in this order: baking pan lined with parchment paper, saucepan with chocolate coating, peanut butter balls.
- Starting from right to left, add each ball into the saucepan with the chocolate coating, roll around gently until all sides are covered, then remove with a fork (to allow any excess chocolate coating to come off) and then place each one on the baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Place the baking pan in the freezer for approximately 30-60 minutes, or until the chocolate coating is hardened.
- Store them in the freezer until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
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