Homemade GF Peanut Butter Balls
My husband saw an ad on TV for Skippy peanut butter balls, so I went shopping, had to look around, thinking they may be on the candy aisle I found them on peanut butter aisle.
And by the way, I am a label reader, so the first thing I did was turn it around to have a look and check the ingredients, needless to say, many things that I could not even pronounce or didn’t know what they were. I don’t have those ingredients in my cupboard.
When I opened them up, looking at them they look like little round balls of peanut butter in different sizes even shapes. And while I must admit, they do taste good, I can’t get past the fact they have so many ingredients I’m not familiar with nor would I find in my house!
Needless to say, I decided to go in search of a basic recipe to make my own peanut butter balls. My husband has type two diabetes but sometimes he just gets hungry for something a little sweet, these little peanut butter balls are just perfect for a quick snack before bed but made at home, they are much healthier than the store-bought.
I love Skippy peanut butter, just not there peanut butter balls! In fact, I used Skippy peanut butter to make these peanut butter balls but without all of those extra ingredients that we don’t need. And I know that when you buy something, its probably convenient, however, I don’t know about you, but when some of the ingredients say things like rapeseed oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil, wheat flour, mono and diglycerides which when I searched, are a hidden source of trans fats, and according to the FDC there is “no known health benefit” and there is no safe level to eat, why would we want to tax our bodies with this ingredient, I don’t want these in my body and don’t want my husband having it either. All they do is increase cholesterol! No thanks! I told him that I bought them once, but that I was looking for a recipe I could make my own. So I went in search for the most basic recipe without more sugar and I found one on Cooks.com.
The recipe is gluten-free! No added sugar! No artificial ingredients
I sprinkled shaved Ghirardelli chocolate before placing in the fridge to chill
Homemade Peanut Butter Balls
The peanut butter ball recipe I found has just 3 ingredients that make these yummy treats, most cupboards have all three! There are plenty more recipes out there for sure, with all kinds of additions like powdered sugar, cocoa, and oats but the list goes on.
Creamy or chunky peanut butter organic or regular, low-fat, your choice.
And the recipe suggests you can even add chopped peanuts and chocolate chips or maybe Carob chips, how about rolling them in wheat germ which would be healthier than the addition of wheat flour but then would not be gluten-free! And then there’s an idea to use corn flakes or use corn syrup or paraffin, is that good for you? Probably not! Nope, I wanted basic. Sooo I found this recipe on cooks.com how simple can it be?
Heres the recipe, take a half a cup of peanut butter, half a cup of powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of honey and mix.
Once you start to mix you’ll find that it is a little bit grainy but if you’ll let them sit for a few minutes the oils in the peanut butter will mix with the powdered milk, then you will be able to mold into little balls. Or like I tried, I kneaded the ingredients a bit then rolled it in some saran wrap, sliced them in small bite-size pieces and then rolled them into small balls! That’s it!
They are best stored in a tight-fitting container layered with parchment paper and particularly in the summer-store in the fridge.
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (I used crunchy)
- 1/2 Cup Powdered milk
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- In a bowl, mix ingredients, and once you start to mix you'll find that it is a little bit grainy/crumbly, but if you'll let them sit for a few minutes the oils in the peanut butter will mix with the powdered milk then you will be able to mold into little balls.
- What I tired was after mixing with my hands, I gathered it up and put it in plastic wrap and then shaped it into a roll about 1" in diameter. Let it sit for a few minutes and then sliced into bite size pieces before rolling them into balls. I still had to work them between my fingers to get them to hold together, but as you can see they did make nice little balls.
- The original recipe says you can add chocolate chips or chopped peanuts and in some recipes, I have seen these covered with chocolate and chocolate chips, rolled in coconut. So this could be a versatile recipe.
And I calculated the calories with quantities of the ingredients using Caloriecount.com
And here are a few more recipes with just 3 ingredients
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Balls with Coconut Flour
Heres one with Almond Butter: 3 ingredient Almond butter bites
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Great recipe… it looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing it in Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂
They are so easy to make and yummy to eat!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
What a lovely treat, Karren! I agree, homemade is much better – it gives you much more control over what you are eating! Your Peanut Butter Balls look wonderful, and are definitely perfect for a late evening snack. Scheduled to pin, and sharing! Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.
Thank you April, these are tasty little morsels and a couple is a perfect snack, hubby a diabetic so it works for him. Plus if they are at room temp, they can be put between a cracker.
Thanks for pinning to share!! Pleasure to stop by and participate in Hearth and Soul, glad I found your linkup!
What a wonderful looking treat with just three ingredients.. Yum
Easy to make and great source of protein.
Thanks for stopping by to read the recipe!
Hi Karren, less ingredients = healthy in my book. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter
I’m going to pass this recipe onto my sister-in-law.
Its so easy and as you saw very few ingredients.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Yes Carole, the less items the healthier a treat can be. Hope you give them a try. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!
Visiting from Weekend Cooking. These 3 ingredient balls look like wonderful snacks for kids. I’m going to make them for the grandkids. thanks
It would be fun to know their response, let me know if you have questions.
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Yummy!! Skippy, my favorite peanut butter!! 🙂 I like this.
No bake desserts are my favorite . I cant wait to try them
When you make these you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month, if they last that long.
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Its fun to stop by and share, I need more recipes!
I will watch for your next linkup in the directory on Inlinkz!
Thank you for No-Bake Skippy Peanut Butter Balls-Recipe, is verry informative.
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Try it, will help!!! 🙂