Keto Peanut Butter Balls

If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you have to try these Keto Peanut Butter Balls! This easy, no-bake, low-carb dessert is loaded with good fats and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Keto chocolate peanut butter balls are a classic combination of flavors. The hard chocolate shell around a rich, smooth, peanut butter filling makes them absolutely irresistible.

Best of all, you only need five ingredients to make them! You can use white, milk, dark, or any combination of chocolate you like for a delicious, easy keto dessert. Ready to make these yummy treats? Let’s get started!

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What You Need to Make Low Carb Peanut Butter Balls

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Butter
  • Peanut butter – I used dark roast peanut butter but use your favorite
  • Powdered sweetener
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar-free milk chocolate or white chocolate chips – or both!

How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Balls

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe at the end of this page.

  1. In a bowl, blend together the melted butter with the peanut butter, low-carb powdered sweetener, and vanilla.
  2. Spoon out 1-inch balls of the peanut butter dough and drop them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they’re firm, but don’t let them freeze. When they’re hard, roll them into balls.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler (a heat-proof bowl set over the top of a pot of simmering water.) See the FAQ section below for more tips on how to use a double boiler.
  4. I used a 2-prong fork to dip these peanut butter balls into the chocolate, but you could use a fork, a skewer, or even a toothpick. Just be sure to remove the toothpicks afterwards!
  5. Refrigerate the no-bake peanut butter balls until they’re firm and enjoy!
  6. The chocolate peanut butter balls will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for a week.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate – microwaves can overheat the chocolate causing it to become a nasty clumpy mess.
  • If your chocolate starts to get too thick, add a few drops of coconut oil and reheat it in the double boiler.
  • Use your favorite peanut butter to make these decadent low carb peanut butter ball treats.
Chocolate peanut butter balls on a wood board.
Enjoy!

What to Serve With Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a few more ideas to round out your keto dessert table? I love making single-serving treats that are easy to grab and go!

Turtle keto cheesecake bites, no-bake raspberry frozen cheesecake bites, and blueberry keto fat bombs are always a big hit. They’re so delicious, no one ever believes they’re actually low-carb. 

But I think my favorite recipe has to be pecan cupcakes with brown butter cream cheese icing. I would eat the icing by itself! And when you combine it all together, each bite is perfection.

You could also try a bit of this keto cream cheese frosting with these delicious keto buckeye balls!

Are Keto chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Freezer Friendly?

Yes, you can certainly freeze these little bites. Once the chocolate has set, transfer to a freezer-safe container or plastic bag and store in the freezer for up to several months.

Keep in mind that chocolate can form condensation when thawing. It will still be totally fine to eat, but it may look slightly different. If you put the peanut butter balls in the refrigerator overnight to thaw rather than setting them out at room temperature, this will help reduce the condensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you use a double boiler to melt chocolate?

A double boiler method uses steam to melt chocolate. Chocolate is very easy to burn, so I recommend a gentler method like this one. 
If you don’t own a double boiler, you can stack a mixing bowl on top of a saucepan to create your own. You want the mixing bowl to fit snugly so it traps the steam, but make sure some steam can still escape so you don’t get a pressure build up. 
The mixing bowl should be shallow enough that there are several inches between the bottom of the bowl and the bottom of the saucepan. That way, the chocolate won’t be right over the direct heat of the stove.
Add several inches of water to the saucepan, then stack the mixing bowl on top. Turn the stove to medium heat and add the chocolate to the mixing bowl. As the water begins to steam, it will gently melt the chocolate.

Are all peanut butter balls keto-friendly?

The amount of carbs and sugar in peanut butter balls will depend on the ingredients used. For example, if you’re eating low carb, you wouldn’t want to buy them from a shop that uses traditional chocolate made with sugar.
To keep your peanut butter balls keto, make sure you’re using keto-friendly chocolate like Lily’s or ChocZero and a low-carb sweetener. You also want to make sure there is no sugar added to your peanut butter.

Is peanut butter good for keto?

Because peanuts are technically a legume, not a nut, some strict versions of keto don’t approve of eating peanut products. Whether or not you choose to incorporate them into your eating is entirely your choice. Personally, I think peanut butter is great for a keto diet when enjoyed in moderation!

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Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Rich peanut butter dipped in keto friendly chocolate is a match made in heaven! Treat yourself to these easy and oh-so good snacks today!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, chocolate peanut butter balls, desserts, keto peanut butter balls, peanut butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 balls
Calories 152kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter smooth, chunky, or dark roast
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar alternative
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar-free chocolate chips white or dark chocolate

Instructions

  • In a bowl, blend together the melted butter with the peanut butter, low-carb powdered sweetener, and vanilla.
  • Spoon out 1-inch balls of the peanut butter dough and drop them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they're firm, but don't let them freeze. When they're hard, roll them into balls.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • I used a 2-prong fork to dip these peanut butter balls into the chocolate, but you could use a fork, a skewer, or even a toothpick. Just be sure to remove the toothpicks afterwards!
  • Refrigerate the no-bake peanut butter balls until they're firm and enjoy!
  • The chocolate peanut butter balls will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for a week.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate – microwaves can overheat the chocolate causing it to become a nasty clumpy mess.
  • If your chocolate starts to get too thick, add a few drops of coconut oil and reheat it in the double boiler.
  • Use your favorite peanut butter to make these decadent low carb peanut butter ball treats.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 4g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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5 thoughts on “Keto Peanut Butter Balls”

  1. 5 stars
    YUMMM! These are the perfect keto chocolate fix! Made a batch to put in the freezer and take out whenever I have a craving!

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  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness..the butter is such a nice touch! These have the perfect combo of chocolate and PB flavors. They didn’t last more than a day here! 🙂

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