These no-bake Keto Peanut Butter Balls are an easy and quick snack or dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweets craving! They are made with coconut flour, sugar-free sweeteners, chocolate chips, and of course, peanut butter! You will want multiples of these!
How to make keto peanut butter balls
These low carb peanut butter balls are made with sugar-free chocolate chips and crunchy peanut butter, making them the best of both worlds, peanut butter, and chocolate! They are a delicious fat bomb that will help you stave off hunger while satisfying your sweet tooth! If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you have to try my Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs (with Walnuts & Peanut Butter).
These protein balls have a few simple ingredients, and best of all, no baking is required! They are creamy and full of healthy fats, making them perfect for the ketogenic diet. They remind me of Reese’s peanut butter cups! I like to mix a large batch of these and roll them out before freezing them. They are so delicious frozen, but if you want, you can store them in the fridge too!
Ingredients for keto peanut butter balls:
- Peanut butter, butter: Make sure to use an all-natural peanut butter brand. Many brands contain sugar, so look at your labels. I like Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter.
- Coconut flour: This helps hold your fat bombs together. You could swap out with almond flour too. See the ratio below!
- Sweetener, maple syrup: For this recipe, I highly recommend using Besti Monk Fruit with Allulose powdered sugar since it has the least amount of bitter aftertaste. The maple syrup is sugar-free and adds an added flavor you will love.
- Chocolate chips: Make sure to use sugar-free chocolate if you choose to add it in. I like Lily’s Chocolate Chips best!
Steps for how to make keto peanut butter balls:
Step 1: Soften your butter and cream together with the peanut butter.
Step 2: Combine the rest of the ingredients with the peanut mixture except the crushed peanuts and choc chips and mix on medium speed until combined.
Step 3: Add in the chocolate chips and mix.
Step 4: Scoop out the batter with a teaspoon or small cookie scoop then roll into balls using the palms of your hands. I have the small pampered chef cookie scoop, which is approximately 1 tbsp making it the perfect size.
Step 5: Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top and enjoy!
Here are some natural peanut butter options:
- Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter
- Crazy Richards 100% Peanuts
- Spread the Love Naked Organic Peanut Butter
- Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter (Costco Brand)
- Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter
Other sweetener options:
Here are other keto sweeteners you can use. Just make sure to use powdered, aka confectioners sugar, as opposed to granulated.
Other than Swerve Confectioners, you can use Lakanto Monk Fruit Powdered, since both have a 1:1 ratio. I highly recommend using Besti Monk Fruit with Allulose powdered sugar. Out of all the sweeteners that I have tried, this one has the least amount of bitter aftertaste.
Common peanut butter ball questions:
Is chocolate allowed on a keto diet?
Yes, as long as it’s unsweetened chocolate. Unsweetened contains about 3 grams of net carbs per ounce. I love Lily’s Chocolate Chips because it has no added sugars and uses a keto-friendly sweetener. You can leave out the chocolate if you prefer.
Some people avoid peanut butter on the keto diet because they avoid legumes. It is a personal choice. I use all-natural peanut butter with no added sugar. Just two tablespoons have about 5 grams of net carbs.
What flour options do I have?
If you do not like coconut flour or do not have it on hand for this recipe, you can substitute almond flour. The proper ratio is 1 cup of almond flour for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour. Since this recipe calls for just 1 tbsp of coconut flour, you should expect to use about 1/4 cup of almond flour.
How many net carbs per serving are these PB balls?
There are just 3g net carbs per serving. One serving is 2 peanut butter balls.
What are the best sweeteners to use?
There are a few different keto-friendly sweeteners you can use. Just make sure to use a powdered version, aka confectioners sugar, as opposed to granulated. I highly recommend using Besti Monk Fruit with Allulose powdered sugar. Out of all the sweeteners that I have tried, this one has the least amount of bitter aftertaste. Other sweeteners that would work as well are, Swerve Confectioners or Lakanto Monk Fruit Powdered since both have a 1:1 ratio.
What is a fat bomb? Fat bombs are loaded with healthy fats, protein, and low in carbs. They are popular on the keto diet because they give you energy and help to stave off hunger until your next meal.
If I have a peanut allergy in the family, can I substitute PB with something else?
You can replace the peanut butter with one of these keto-friendly substitutes as long as they are sugar-free!
- Almond butter
- Sunflower seed butter
- Coconut butter
- Macadamia nut butter
- Sesame seed butter (tahini)
- Pecan butter
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Recipe for Keto Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate Chips:
Keto Peanut Butter Balls (with Chocolate Chips)
- 2 TB butter
- ¾ cup Smucker’s Natural peanut butter crunchy - make sure to stir well since oil gets on top
- ½ cup Wholesome Yum Monkfruit Blend with Allulose Powdered
- 1 TB coconut flour
- 1 tsp Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup
- ¼ cup sugar-free Lilly’s milk choc chips optional
- Optional Topping: 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
- Soften butter then cream together with the peanut butter.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients with the peanut mixture except for the crushed peanuts and chocolate chips. Mix on medium speed until combined.
- If adding the optional sugar-free chocolate chips, add them to the batter them stir until combined. They are delicious as is without the chocolate chips, but they add a nice additional texture.
- Scoop out the batter with a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, then roll into balls using your hands. I have the small pampered chef cookie scoop, which is approx. 1 tbsp. making it the perfect size.
- Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top. You may have to press them into each ball to get them to stick!
- Freeze for at least 20 minutes before eating to help them firm up.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.