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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

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If you have about 15 minutes you have time to make these irresistible Peanut Butter Bliss Balls.

There is just something about seeing these colorful little candies in cookies and treats that I can’t resist.

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to just chocolate chips or mini M&Ms, consider these options too:

 

The combination of ingredients in these peanut butter balls creates a slight chewiness that adds to the joy of eating them. Does that sound crazy? It’s really true!  Just don’t try to eat one frozen, let them sit out for a few minutes to soften up.

Here are the basic ingredients that will go into these peanut butter bliss balls:
~peanut butter ~ I used Creamy Jiff instead of the natural no-stir type. Low FODMAP should use natural.
~honey
~vanilla extract
~old-fashioned gluten-free oats
~semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
~mini m&m’s (omit if necessary)

 


What About Substitutions?
1. Substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter.
2. SunButter for nut-free diets if allowed.
3. Agave could be substituted for honey if you follow a vegan diet.
4. Regular old-fashioned oats if you are not gluten-free.
5. Substitute quinoa flakes or quick-cooking oats for part or all of the oats.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bliss Balls have 3 WW points plus each.

Be sure to check out this gluten, dairy, and egg-free energy ball too, Double Chocolate Energy Bites with Cacao Nibs.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Protein and fiber-rich protein balls that are fun to make and fun to eat with allergy-friendly options.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute recipe, allergy-friendly, chocolate chips, corn-free, dairy-free, energy balls, gluten-free, healthy no bake energy balls snacks protein, healthy snacks, peanut butter bliss balls, vegan
Servings: 30 Balls
Calories: 124kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter ~ use appropriate alternatives for special diets
  • ½ cup honey or agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups old-fashioned gluten-free oats ~ see options in notes
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ I used Enjoy Life Allergy-Friendly
  • 1/3 cup mini M&Ms if appropriate for special diets ~ see alternatives in notes

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl add peanut butter, honey or agave, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms or other options. Mix to completely combine. Use your hands if needed.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a small cookie scoop or about 1 1/2 Tbsp of the mixture to form balls. I used gloves and had no problem with them being too sticky to handle. If needed chill dough to reduce stickiness.
  • Serve peanut butter balls at room temperature or chilled. Store covered in the refrigerator or in the freezer for longer storage.

Notes

Add-in options:
~ raisins
~ dried blueberries or cranberries
~ butterscotch baking chips ~ contain dairy
~ vanilla baking chips ~ contain dairy
~ peanut butter baking chips ~ peanuts and dairy
~ coconut
~ Davis Chocolate Peanut Butter Chips are soy, dairy, egg, and gluten-free.
~ Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips are my favorite allergy-friendly products I use all the time.
Substitutions If Needed For Special Diets:
1. Substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter or SunButter for nut-free diets if allowed.
2. Agave could be substituted for honey if you follow a vegan diet.
3. Regular old-fashioned oats of course for those of you who are not gluten-free. You can even substitute quinoa flakes or quick-cooking oats for part or all of the oats. I've done this quite a few times when making energy balls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Ball | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

This recipe idea is from www.togetherasfamily.com

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