Decadent sugar free peanut butter truffles are secretly healthy, vegan, no bake, gluten free and you need only 5 ingredients to make them.
I think I mentioned that my two year old baby started pre-school last week, and I think I also mentioned that its not going well. We are in a drama phase right now, he cries bloody murder if we leave him at the pre-school, so we are working with the teachers to ease his transition. To brighten up his day, and who am I kidding, mine too, I made some sugar free peanut butter truffles for both of us to enjoy while discussing our pre-school adventures.
These sugar free peanut butter truffles are incredibly easy to make, they are no bake, gluten free and you need only 5 ingredients, well, if you skip the chocolate only four!
It literally takes minutes to whip these together and all you have to do is refrigerate them. These sugar free peanut butter truffles are healthy, loaded with good for you fats, gluten free oats, a few sweet dates and creamy, ripe banana.
The texture they have is unbelievable, they are soft, dense and full of peanut butter flavor. I grinded the oats for a finer and smoother texture, so these truffles really taste like the real deal. The bananas add enough moisture, so you don’t have to add any high calorie liquid sweeter like maple syrup or brown rice syrup. The few dates that I used add just enough sweetness without causing a sugar crash.
I used a silicone mold to make these sugar free peanut butter truffles look a little fancier, but you can totally roll them into little golf balls and dip them in chocolate. Don’t worry too much about how they look, they will taste delicious anyway.
I am very conscious about what I let my toddler eat, while I will give him the occasional bite of chocolate cake, I prefer him to develop a taste for healthy foods. He loves his veggies, his favorites are tomatoes and cucumbers, and his favorite meal consists of soup, salad and garlic shrimp. With so many treats in the house, I always like to have something heathy on hand so I can offer him a better option when he asks for cake. These sugar free peanut butter truffles are little gems of happiness. Being sugar free, and made of only natural, healthy ingredients I feel good offering a few to him.
And as an adult, and as a huge peanut butter fan I loved these sugar free peanut butter truffles and I just can’t get enough of them. They are best served chilled, straight from the fridge, and they taste decadent and delicious, without even suspecting that they are so healthy, and I am sure no one ever will guess that they have no refined sugar added.
- 7 dates
- 1 cup gluten free quick cooking oats
- 1 ripe banana
- ¾ cups creamy natural peanut butter
- 3.5 ounces sugar free dark chocolate (regular dark chocolate if you don't want the sugar free version)
- Place the oats into a food processor and grind until it resembles fine corn meal. Transfer to a medium bowl.
- Place pitted dates and chopped banana into the food processor and grind until creamy and well combined. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the oats. Add the peanut butter and mix with a spatula until all well combined.
- If using silicone molds scoop the formed mass into them, or roll into small golf balls, place on a plate lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- In a medium bowl set over a medium saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate. Remove from the heat and set aside. Or you can microwave the chocolate in 15 seconds increments until fully melted. Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens 30-60 minutes.
- Truffles are better served straight from the fridge.