Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Reese’s. Peanut. Butter. Eggs.

Every Easter, I go crazy for Reese’s peanut butter eggs. I am a known Reese’s peanut butter cup fan year round, but the Easter eggs with their extra favorable peanut butter to chocolate ratio are just one of the best things made by men. My butt loves them too – it especially likes to put them right there just for keeps.

This year, instead of downing multiple 6-packs of eggs, I took my No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies and modified them adding the chocolate to remind me of the Reese’s eggs. See, the texture of these peanut butter cookies/balls is very reminiscent of Reese’s peanut butter filling – which is not, in fact, creamy. This dough is a bit firm and crumbly like Reese’s. So, like Reese’s, they are dreamy …cue angels singing…

Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Also, the ingredients in my recipe are healthy YAY! Honey, powdered milk, wheat germ, and peanut butter that’s it! Then I used dark chocolate and drizzled instead of coating them completely to keep them lighter too. The result checked all the right boxes with my Reese’s fetish, and I didn’t hate myself in the morning.

Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
  1. 1 prepared recipe No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, omitting the sprinkles
  2. 1/2 c dark chocolate morsels
  3. 2 t coconut oil or vegetable shortening
  1. To melt the chocolate, put the morsels in a microwave-safe bowl and add the coconut oil or shortening (see Note below). Microwave 30 seconds and stir. Microwave and stir in 10 second increments until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the prepared peanut butter cookies. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  1. Coconut oil or shortening has to be used to thin the chocolate and not butter. Butter has water in it and, if added, will make the chocolate seize up. I found this out the hard way.
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Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


  • Mindie Hilton

    These look great! You are making me hungry. Please come share at the Anything Goes weekly linky, if you have not already.

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      that’s a party I haven’t heard of yet – can you give me the link puh-leezz? Thanks Mindie!

  • Meredith@A TIPical Day

    Erica, have you ever tried using coconut oil to thin the chocolate?

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      Meredith, this is so funny that you’re asking because driving in my car today the same thought occurred to me. I’m going to try them with coconut oil this weekend – I see no reason why it wouldn’t work and if it does I’ll update the recipe 🙂 Thanks!

  • Ginnie

    These sounds so good. I love Reese’s! Will be making these soon.

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      Thanks Ginnie! Hope you get a chance to try them!

  • Catherine

    Dear Erica, These look fabulous and sound delish! A great alternative to all that candy. Have a wonderful and blessed day, Catherine

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Catherine!

  • Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! These look terrific! Great photos!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      Thanks SO much Joanne!

  • Sandra – The Foodie Affair

    Yum! I’ve been so good this year avoiding all that tempting candy. Sure love this healthier version of peanut butter balls!

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks Sandra!

  • Ronda

    Hi, Thanks for linking up at our Weekend Social link party. I pinned and Stumbled your post. Have a great weekend. BTW, you had me at peanut butter! I will be making these for my daughter and I to try.

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thanks so much!

  • Katy Blevins

    YUM!!!!! Pinned for later. Peanut butter balls are always divine and I don’t know why I didn’t think of dark chocolate, which is a fave of mine. Visiting from #thatsfreshfriday!

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Katy!

  • Adelina Priddis

    My husband downs the Reeses as well. For christmas the kids bought him one of those 2lb Reeses Cups. Yeah. lol. When we talked last night about what to do for the kids for Easter, his response was “I’m ok if we skip out on the loads of candy…except the Reese eggs. We can buy those”. So maybe I’ll just make these instead 🙂 Thanks for sharing them on Foodie Friday!

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      Lol those eggs sure are special! Thank God they’re not available year round 🙂

  • Kimberly

    LOVE!!!!!! Thank you so much for being part of our party!! Pinned your peanut butter balls. I hope to see you next week.
    Lou Lou Girls

    • Erica (@Erica’s Recipes)

      thank you Kimberly!

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  • Joanne DiPalo

    This is a delicious healthy ‘sweet treat’ and the no bake is a super bonus. Everyone is going to enjoy these and they’ll never realize they are a healthy treat.