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Cacao Nut Butter Balls

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One of my all-time favorite nut butters is peanut butter. It might not be the most healthiest member of the nut butter family, but boy, does it ever taste good. And when I do eat it, it has to be accompanied by chocolate. Are you with me on this? Peanut butter and chocolate just has to be one of the best duo’s out there.

If I let little E, she would eat peanut butter all day long, all by it’s lonesome. I thought, how could I make it a little less messy and a little more healthy? By adding coconut and raw chocolate of course. It might not be a reese peanut butter cup, but it is its healthy cousin- the chocolate peanut butter ball.


  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of liquid sweetener such as honey, agave or date paste
  • 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder


  • Mix the 2 nut butters in a bowl.
  • Add each ingredients to the nut butters one at a time and incorporate.
  • Once all mixed up, place the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to get firm.
  • Roll the mixture into balls, and place in the fridge until ready to eat.

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30 Responses to Cacao Nut Butter Balls

  1. Bibi August 13, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    This is SUCH a cliche but – my mouth actually literally I’m-not-kidding watered while I read these. These look incredible. I am definitely definitely going to give these a go.

    I invented Peanut Butter and Jam frozen yogurt icepops – – which I bet you’d like if you’re a peanut butter head like me. You’ve got me thinking now about a cacao version, though. I bet it’d be incredible.

    • Good Girl Gone Green August 13, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      Thanks! They are just so tasty! I will take a look at your recipe, too. :)

  2. Kate, aka Guavalicious August 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    How prominent is the coconut taste? Because I love the sound (and look) of these but I hate coconut.

    • Good Girl Gone Green August 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

      The coconut adds a crunch to the balls. I don’t really taste them. You could omit it if you want. I am sure they would still turn out nice.

  3. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    oh my gosh that looks lovely! i am crazy for nut butter! these are perfect!

  4. Marilyn August 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    LOVE this, what a great recipe.. YUM.. ;))

  5. Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo August 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    these sound delicious

  6. Brandee at One Crazy Kid August 14, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Those sound delicious. Sadly, I’m the only one in my house who likes peanut butter, but I might have to whip up a batch of these and take them to work one day. :)

    • Good Girl Gone Green August 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      You can try them with just almond butter or another nut butter. I am sure they would taste great!

  7. Kylie August 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Get in my tummy! Those look so tasty. I am going to have to run down to the store so I can make these for my chocolate fix! I think cashew butter would be super tasty too. Thank you for sharing!


  8. Susan Stilwell August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Oh my… I’m linking up from Women Living Well, and I am loving these candies! I’m trying to cut out the processed sugar as much as possible, and I’m excited to find your site. So many great suggestions!

    Blessings to you!

  9. alissa apel August 16, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    You are making me hungry! That sounds SO GOOD!

  10. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm August 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Oh yum, drooling here!

  11. Nancy August 17, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    I bet I wouldn’t be able to stop at one. :)

  12. Alana August 17, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    These sound amazingly delicious!

  13. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) August 17, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Awesome, these looks great and easy! Easy is just up my alley! :) My name is Cindy (we’ve met in this blogging world before) and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week’s link up here:


    • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) August 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks for linking up!
      I have pinned your recipe to our Gluten Free Fridays (recipes) board on Pinterest and tweeted it out! Thanks again for making it a huge success! We had over 100 gluten free recipes this week :)

  14. Abbie @ Farmer's Daugther August 17, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Oh these look delicious! I LOVE pb and chocolate!!!

  15. April @ The 21st Century Housewife August 19, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Your Cocao nut butter balls sound like such a delicious and wholesome treat! I like how easy they are to make as well!

  16. Jessica August 20, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    yummmmmmmm. Peanut butter and chocolate is my fave combo !!!

  17. Nicole@Show Off Friday Blog Hop August 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Those look amazing!

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