Looking for a great family-friendly Valentines day treat? Look no further! This recipe combines peanut butter and chocolate for a delicious, and healthy combo.
Not only does this recipe make a delicious treat- make it a fun activity to do with kids.
Serving Size: 1 ball = 1 yellow and 1 tsp according to color coded portion control plan
1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter (only ingredient should be peanuts)*
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup coconut flour
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
8 oz semisweet chocolate (62% cocoa or higher)
2 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil, unrefined
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine peanut butter, cornstarch, coconut flour, and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Blend well with a spatula. The mixture will turn in to a dough.
Shape dough into 24 1-inch balls. If dough is sticking to your hands, spray your hands with a little coconut oil spray. Place each ball on the prepared baking sheet and stick a toothpick in the center of each ball. Place in refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes.
When peanut butter balls are ready, place chocolate and 2 tsp coconut oil in a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave at 50% power in 30 minute increments until chocolate is just melted. Be sure not to burn the chocolate.
Remove balls from the refrigerator. Hold each ball by the toothpick and dip into chocolate, swirling to coat. Use small spoon as needed to help coat each ball. Return to baking sheet and repeat until all peanut butter balls are covered.
Place baking sheet back in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until chocolate is hardened.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.
*You can substitute the peanut butter for almond or cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter to make them nut free.