Peanut Butter Dough Balls baked with hidden veggies, then covered in chocolate! These vegan and gluten free peanut butter dough balls are coated in a dark chocolate magic shell, and no one will ever know they are good for you! They’re amazingly delicious, packed full of fiber, hidden veggies, and natural sugars! Easy to make, ready in under 45 minutes, and loved by ALL!
If you want to make your Monday better, just read this next sentence.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Dough Balls can actually be a complete meal and you can eat them for breakfast!
Perk up yet?
But in all seriousness, something happened to me a few weeks ago that kinda put a damper in my breakfast and all things baking mood. And I needed something to fix that. So what happened? Well, um, I was told to avoid eggs for a few weeks until we figure out if I really have serious allergy versus a sensitivity. Tears… real tears here.
I was told this after we (my holistic nutritionist and I) did some blood work and other food allergy testing. Yes, I am a nutritionist with a nutritionist (everyone needs one). And yes, this egg loving girl was sad! But also, it made me realize how much we rely on eggs to bake and how much we really do eat eggs! I think they are wonderful and healthy but I also know that many others have a hard time digesting them and/or are vegan. It can be common to develop a food sensitivity when your immunity or gut health is poorly functioning. The body kinda backfires. When that happens, even something healthy can make you feel crappy, you know? So it’s better to get back off sensitive foods until you’re all healthy!
That being said, I’ve been on a quest to make more gluten free and vegan friendly recipes. Hence these vegan chocolate peanut butter dough balls. You cool with that?
One other thing you might need to know.
I hid some veggies in the peanut butter dough ball, because vegetables are magical and we always need to sneak in more!
Oh, and guess what? I shared these chocolate peanut butter dough balls with all my non gluten free and non vegan friends, family, and co-workers! NO ONE knew they were … SUPER DUPER HEALTHY and vegan!
That, my friends, made up for my eggless baking sorrows.
So today I’m going to walk you through the steps on how to make Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Dough Balls (with hidden veggies). These are so easy. And total lifesavers when it comes to vegan/gluten free/dairy free and kid friendly desserts. I mean breakfast. I mean BOTH! You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter together and in snack form. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats by Beaming Baker are next up on my list.
Okay okay, I could go on about this combo, but let’s dive deep into the secret to this chocolate peanut butter dough ball recipe…
All you need is some dark chocolate or vegan chocolate chips, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, non dairy milk, chia seed, peanut flour, gluten free oatmeal, coconut sugar or agave nectar, and a sweet potato. Got that?
If you’re looking for an awesome peanut butter flour, then check out Better Body Foods PB Fit Peanut Flour. It’s what I use and it’s available online and at Walmarts nationwide! As is their organic chia, coconut oil, and agave nectar!
Okay, first peel your sweet potato and then baking it in oven or in microwave. Then make sure you have your oats all ground up. Just grind them in a blender real quick so you make oat flour or meal like batter.
Then you make your chia egg (1 tbsp chia soaked in 3 tbsp water). Then you mix it all together, roll into balls, and bake. Once that’s done. This is what they look like before the coating.
You also have the option of making a dark chocolate magic shell coating to cover your peanut butter dough balls! Which literally takes 3 steps and 10 minutes.
Here. let me explain more. And trust me when I say it’s way EASIER than it looks.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Dough Balls (Gluten Free)
- 1 medium sweet potato (peeled and cooked)
- 1 cup gluten free oats (ground)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup peanut flour (Better Body Foods)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chia plus 3 tbsp water (soaked)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup non dairy milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp salt
Dark Chocolate Magic Shell Coating
- 4 oz dark chocolate or vegan chocolate chips
- 1 oz coconut oil (liquid)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Peel your sweet potato and bake it or microwave it until it's thoroughly cooked. Mash it all up and Set aside.
- Next grind up you oats until they are more like a flour or meal texture. Pour into a large bowl.
- Then make your chia egg. Combine 1 tbsp chia with 3 tbsp water. let it sit for 20 minutes or more until a gel is formed.
- Combine everything but your chia egg into a large bowl or blender. Mix it up really well until a thick cookie dough like batter is formed. Add in your chia egg and mix again.
- Roll batter into balls and place on baking sheet with parchment paper. Balls should be about the size of golf balls. I pressed them down gently so they had a flat bottom.
- Bake for 18-20 minute. Remove and let cool.
FOR THE DARK CHOCOLATE MAGIC SHELL COATING
- Gently place a stainless steel or pyrex bowl on top of a boiling pot. Place chocolate in bowl and let the chocolate melt on a low boil. (you can use a double boiler as well)
- Once it starts melting, add in your coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Continue on medium heat and stir until melted.
- Remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
- Dip your bites or balls into chocolate. Or drizzle chocolate on top.Place dough balls in freezer for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with extra peanut flour once done.
- I had extra chocolate left over. (see notes on how to store it)
Don't have a stove? You can make the magic shell in the microwave. No problem. Just keep reheating it 1 minute at a time until melted.
Want to make more magic shell and keep it for later? EASY --> You can store chocolate in glass jar in fridge until you want to use again. Just simply reheat.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 105 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 12.9 Sugar: 5 Fiber: 1.4 Protein: 1.8
© Cotter Crunch All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use any text or images without prior permission.
Did you make this recipe?
Let me know if you try this recipe! I'd love to see it and share it!" Tag me on IG @cottercrunch
or hashtag #cottecrunch
Step by Step process for vegan Magic shell –> See video below!
You don’t have to use the chocolate magic shell coating for your peanut butter dough balls, but I think they are AMAZING with it.
Plus it’s fun to make and drizzle on top of oatmeal, bread, ice cream, or whatever!
So what do you think? Do these peanut butter dough balls look like they are made with sweet potato, peanut flour, and oatmeal? Nope, they look like sinfully delicious candy to me. In my humble opinion.
This tasty peanut butter dough balls recipe creation is sponsored by my friends over at Better Body Foods! Thank you for allowing me to share their wonderful products and talk about this caring company.
Nutrition per dough ball
- with chocolate – 105 calories, 5.6 grams fat, 12.9 carbs, 2 grams fiber, 5 sugars, 1.8 grams protein.
- without dark chocolate – 76 calories, 3 grams fat, 1.2 grams fiber, 3 sugar, 1.6 grams protein.
Favorite thing to make with peanut flour? Or sweet potato? Do tell!