This is a family favorite recipe that I veganized, because it just had to be done. I call them the best vegan peanut butter balls because, well, they are the best! This recipe is definitely a holiday favorite. Not only can you serve them on your dessert table, but these make wonderful addition to treat bags to share with friends, family, neighbors, work mates, etc.
It must be sacrilege to post about something so sinfully sweet as Peanut Butter Balls in January. This is the month where we’re supposed to be getting healthier! And to make matters worse, I don’t even have an interesting name connection for this recipe. But my family loves peanut butter balls (what’s not to love in combining peanut butter and chocolate?).
And the thing is, I didn’t like most of the recipes I found for these bite-size, delicious treats; they were too sweet. Don’t get me wrong, I like my fair share of sweetness, but you can definitely have too much of a good thing. So here’s what I came up with. It’s a twist on the recipe we’ve used in our family for years.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Who said vegan isn’t fun? Say good-bye to cholesterol laden peanut butter balls, and say hello to these vegan peanut butter balls covered in chocolate.
Calories: 84 kcal
- 3 cups peanut butter softened
- 1 cup dairy-free margarine softened
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Stir together peanut butter and margarine until well blended. Add powdered sugar. It can help to microwave the mix for 20 – 30 seconds.
Refrigerate the peanut butter mix until it’s firm enough to roll into balls. Remove from the fridge and roll into bite-size balls. Place on a tray. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or so.
Stir chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Place a lid on it and set aside for a minute. The chocolate should be melted. Stir until well blended and smooth.
Dip peanut butter balls in the chocolate using a fork so you can tap off excess chocolate.
Lay chocolate covered balls on tray covered with waxed paper. Set aside until chocolate coating is firm. You can refrigerate at this point to speed up the chocolate setting.
Store in an airtight container.