Gluten Free Peanut Butter Balls

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Balls

  • Author: Bridget Towery|Baking with Bridget
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5-7 dozen
  • Category: Candy


Creamy peanut butter covered in dark chocolate! This gluten-free candy recipe is divine!


Ingredients for Candy Centers:

  • 2 cups peanut butter, smooth
  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar

Ingredients for Chocolate Coating:

  • 4 cups Ghirardelli chocolate chips (60% cacao)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons coconut oil or shortening


  1. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Using a heavy mixer, mix together melted butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill for 2 hours or overnight.

For Chocolate Coating:

  1. In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil or shortening. Stir until melted and smooth.
  2. Using a candy dipping spoon, dip balls into chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.


Use a stand or heavy-duty hand mixer for the candy centers.

If you are not a fan of dark chocolate, use milk or semi-sweet chips.

Keywords: gluten-free peanut butter balls

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