Peanut Butter Bliss Balls Are a Healthy Treat

Peanut butter is full of health benefits and is a divinely delicious superfood. 

These peanut butter balls are so tasty that everyone likes them. Peanut butter is high in protein and can help with diabetes, weight loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.

They are one of those recipes that originated in my hippy days in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada. We had a variety of flavours of ‘Bliss Balls’; this was a favourite.  It did have lots of honey in it though so I reduced the quantity.  You can replace it with rice syrup especially if you want it to be totally vegan. Also, it had wheat germ in it which I replaced to make it gluten-free.

They are so tasty that everyone likes them and they are full of healthy ingredients as long as you are not one of the 1% that is allergic to them.

Learn more about the healthy ingredients I used for this peanut butter bliss balls recipe:

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Peanut butter is full of health benefits and is a divinely delicious superfood.  It is also surprisingly filled with health benefits. It is high in protein and healthy oil which can help with diabetes, weight loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Learn about all the Health Benefits of Peanut Butter.
Try to use organic peanut butter without all the additives to keep these peanut butter bliss balls healthy. This is good peanut butter with no unhealthy additives and is organic too. Smucker’s Organic Creamy Peanut Butter.

I am a big fan of chunky peanut butter cause I like the crunch and this is what I use in the recipe: Smucker’s Organic Natural Peanut Butter-chunky.

No food is perfect, though; there are some cautions with peanuts. Hopefully, you are not one of the 1% that is highly allergic to peanuts.

Honey – Discover the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth.  It is a delicious part of any dessert made with it; see some of my favourite recipes here too. Honey is so good for you that we have included it in our list of superfoods that should be in your kitchen right now.  Raw honey contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes not present in refined honey. Peanut butter bliss balls are extra tasty with honey.

Sunflower seeds – Delicious nutty sunflower seeds are a popular snack that is undervalued.  They may be small but sunflower seeds are a dense source of nutrients and full of extraordinary health benefits.  They are an excellent source of vitamin E, vitamin B1, Manganese, copper, magnesium, folate while being a good source of protein. Also, they are filled with fiber, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus, and iron.

Sesame seeds – These tiny sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. During the Middle Ages,  they were worth their weight in gold for many good reasons. The more I learn about this precious seed, the more I want to share it with other people. I’m an enthusiastic eater of all sorts of seeds, but sesame seeds in the form of tahini and oil are favourites of mine.

Now time to make some Peanut Butter Bliss Balls.

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword peanut butter
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup peanut butter I use crunchy
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds toasted
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds toasted (for rolling)
  • 1/4 cup currants

Instructions

  • Blend the honey and peanut butter together.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients except for the sesame seeds.
  • Form mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • Roll the balls into the sesame seeds.
  • Set the balls on a plate or cookie sheet and let them form for 2 hours.
  • Then store them in an airtight container, separate each layer on parchment paper, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

If you like peanut butter, here are some very tasty recipes.

Four More Peanut Butter RecipesPeanut Butter Sauce

Delicious Peanut Butter Carob Banana Pudding – This carob banana pudding is so simple and fast to make. It is a delicious dessert filled with the health benefits of carob, banana and peanut butter.

 Peanut Butter Sauce with Ginger Is Tasty & Easy To Make – I love this peanut butter sauce, the ginger makes it extra delicious. This is one of those lifesaver recipes when you have a sudden, unexpectedly dinner guest. Steamed vegetables and rice is simple and fast but what do you jazz it up with?

Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter Is Warming and Tasty – This is a tasty vegetable stew with peanut butter and it is filled with superfood vegetables. The sweet potatoes add that sweetness to the stew making it extra tasty.  It has good vegan protein from the peanut butter too.  It is very good for cold winter days.

Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana Recipe -A green smoothie pudding is so good to eat.  Green smoothies are easy to digest as they are blended into very small particles. Start your day with a green smoothie with peanut butter and notice a difference! This is a very simple smoothie with fresh spinach, banana, peanut butter, and coconut milk. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and even protein! Green smoothies taste better than most people think.  Whenever I serve one, I see surprised faces at how good this green liquid tastes and they want more. They are a very healthy way to begin your day with a 100% raw alkaline meal filled with superfoods and a very yummy breakfast because they are filled with the fruit you love.

Also, Try These Other Easy to Make Sweet Balls:

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Sweet Hazelnut Balls

Sweet Hazelnut Balls – These hazelnut balls are sweetly delicious made with healthy ingredients making them full of nutrients.

 Raw Apricot Coconut Balls – These yummy raw apricot coconut balls are a fun and easy recipe to make. It’s always nice to have a few of these on hand.

  Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history.  Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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17 Comments

  1. I love peanut butter too.
    This recipe looks really delicious. However, being vegan and concerned about the glycemic index, I wonder if you could recommend an alternative to honey. Would Agave Syrup work? If so, would the quantity be the same?

    1. Hi Peggy, you could use Agave Syrup but if you are really concerned about glycemic index then use Coconut sugar syrup as it has the lowest glycemic index. I am sure the quantities will be much the same. Let me know how it works. I love to substitute creating a new taste and do not have the time to do it with everything.

  2. I have found coconut flour in health food shops and in Bulk Barn.
    You could use finely ground unsweetened coconut but it would be much sweeter. Or almond meal would probably work. My original recipe for the 70’s had wheat germ in it.
    If you do a substitute let us know. I always like to experiement but do not have the time to try everything.

  3. Dear Ms Herrington,
    Once the bliss balls have been refrigerated, how long cam they go at room temp before perishing? My son wants to take some on his flight to Japan. They’re delicious! Thanks and God bless. Sincerely, Joy

    1. Jill, I am happy you found it. When I wrote up the recipe a few years ago I had to first make it the way I remembered in the 70’s. After a few times I had the recipe down. In those days we never had recipes to make our Bliss Balls, just threw whatever we liked in and Voila we had something delicious.

  4. When letting them form, is this at room temp or in the fridge? Also, it says coconut and I assumed shredded until I saw the other person asking about the flour. Is it shredded coconut or coconut flour?

  5. Hi. I have made something similar using dates for the sweetness. Plus peanut butter, cocoa, coconut, and protein powder. I love this kind of snack.

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