Healthy Cashew Butter Balls (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Healthy Cashew Butter Balls

Hey all!

We’ve been in total baking mode over here! My freezer is getting pretty full with all my favourite recipes and I’m feeling prepared. Bring on the holidays! I promised to give you one more healthy recipe to add to your Christmas list and so that’s what I have for you today.




Growing up, my mom and I made peanut butter balls every Christmas and they were our family’s most favourite thing ever! But, with something like 9 cups of icing sugar, sugar filled peanut butter and milk chocolate they are anything but healthy. Since, I no longer eat those things and I haven’t eaten peanut butter in several years either, I have created a recipe that better suits my family’s healthy lifestyle but still tastes somewhat like my childhood.

Healthy Cashew Butter Balls

This dessert is a total winner. It’s super simple to make with only 5 ingredients and it tastes totally decadent even though they are completely guilt free! *Featured on Allergy Free Thursdays!

Healthy Cashew Butter Balls

Makes about 16 pieces

Ingredients

3/4 cup Cashew Butter

1/4 cup Raw Honey or Maple Syrup

1/4 Coconut Flour

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

pinch of Himalayan Salt

1 cup Dark Chocolate (I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)

1 tsp Coconut Oil

Directions

    1. Mix together cashew butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a bowl until well mixed.
    2. Add 1/4 cup coconut flour and mix until well incorporated. If your dough is still sticky add more coconut flour a tablespoon at a time until it forms a nice dough.
    3. Roll into bite sized balls and place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
    4. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or so while you finish the other steps.
    5. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together with your preferred method. I used small saucepan on the stove and stirred continually until melted then transferred to a small glass bowl.
    6. Remove the cashew butter balls from the freezer and drop them one by one into the melted chocolate and place them back onto the parchment paper. I find that using a fork works best.
    7. Cover any missing spots with melted chocolate.
    8. Place back into the freezer to set completely.
    9. Enjoy!

 




These are the best straight from the freezer but are just as delicious at room temperature. Keep them stored in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve.

Have you been baking for the holidays? Is there one dessert that reminds you of your childhood and you like to make every year? Let me know if you give this recipe a try!

<3 Tina

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43 Replies to “Healthy Cashew Butter Balls (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)”

  1. Delicious AND healthy! Thanks!

    1. No problem! Enjoy!

  2. Oh my! This looks really good!

    One Awesome Momma

    1. It really is, Belle!

  3. I make a dessert that sounds really similar to what your mom used to make, so I’d love to give these a try! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve actually never used cashew butter, I bet it’s delicious.

    1. It’s so delicious Justine! I hope you love these!

  4. I love the peanut butter balls. I will have to try these!

    1. I hope you love them!

  5. This would be perfect for me to make for our family Christmas!! Plus I am loving how easy it is… I am not much of a baker haha!

    1. These are perfect for you then! 🙂

  6. YUM! These look delish! Will definitely need to try these soon! xx, Morgan

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

    1. Thanks Morgan! You should definitely make them!

  7. Oh they look yummy. I will try to make them!!!

    1. I hope you love them Doris!

  8. This recipe is great and easy to follow. Yum!

  9. these look so delicious! i love how healthy they are too!

  10. Yum!! Love this idea for a Christmas goodie! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Amanda!

  11. This dessert recipe looks delicious! I also love that it is healthy. It would be perfect as a holiday treat, for sure!

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer!

  12. These look so good! Yum!

    1. Thank you Bethany!

  13. Well, those look delicious! I’ve always hated peanut butter (except when it’s mixed with a lot of chocolate), so I’m always looking for something else I can use that tastes not-peanut-butter. These look like just my type of “cookie” too…the non-baked kind! Will definitely try them out this year if I can find cashew butter. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Jayme! I hope you love them!

  14. I cannot wait to try these! They sound so easy and delicious! I’ll have to make them at naptime, so I won’t have to share…. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, I’m going to feature them at this week’s party. 🙂

    1. Haha thank goodness for nap time! 😉 Thanks so much Raia! I hope you love them!

  15. These look delicious! I am featuring them tonight on Allergy-Free Thursdays. Can’t wait to see what you share this week!

    1. Thanks so much Elle!

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  17. These look so yummy!! Do you think that they would work with stevia and another liquid instead of the honey?

    1. Thanks Rebekah! I think so but you would just have to adjust the coconut flour so its not too dry. Let me know how they turn out!

  18. these look great and everyon ine my family can eat them!

    1. Thanks Molli! I’m so glad!

  19. These look so good, and I love that they’re sugar-free!

  20. These look great I love cashews and these look really tasty Happy Holidays

    1. Thanks so much Gloria!

  21. Thank you for this, as a person who can’t have dairy, would love to try and make them.

    1. I hope you love them Sinead!

  22. These look so good! Like a healthy-ish version of Reese’s peanut butter cups.

    1. Yes, definitely Zoey! I hope you try and love them!

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