Indulge In a Healthier Version of This Classic Dessert

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Since I was young my favorite treats have always been Nanny’s Crescent Cookies, No Bake Cookies and Peanut Butter Balls. Can you tell I love all things peanut butter and chocolate?

Over the years I’ve made a couple different Healthy No Bake Cookies recipes, so I decided to test out making a healthier version of the peanut butter balls.

After a little recipe testing (and one batch of peanut butter balls turned peanut butter cookie Larabars) I finally perfected a recipe for healthier peanut butter balls. They taste just like the ones I used to love growing up, only they’re vegan, gluten-free, sweetened with dates and require only five ingredients!

Everyone who has tried them has loved them, including Isaac who said, “Oh yum! They’re like peanut butter cups.”

So if you’re in need of another treat recipe, these balls should be added to your list. And if you’re taking them to a party, I highly recommend doubling the recipe because they’ll go fast, trust me!

Healthier Peanut Butter Balls

From Eating Bird Food

Healthier Peanut Butter Balls

Healthier Peanut Butter Balls


4 to 5 medjool dates (I used Natural Delights)2 tablespoons gluten-free old fashioned oats1/2 cup natural roasted and salted peanut butter1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life chocolate chunks)1/2 tablespoon coconut oil