Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

This healthier version of the classic Peanut Butter Blossoms taste just as delicious as the original, and will be the easiest cookie you’ll make this season! Fluffy chewy cookies with a sweet chocolatey center – you’ll keep going back for more!

peanut butter blossoms on a white plate

I absolutely love baking, and I especially love creating healthier versions of my favourite sweet snacks. I used to have these warm chewy peanut butter cookies with a melted chocolate center as a kid. We’d always use them for holiday cookie exchanges, and now I officially have my own HealthNut approved version. They’re refined sugar free, using only 9 simple ingredients and 1 bowl, yet they are absolutely DELISH. The perfect sweet, salty and nutty holiday treat, and the best part is they only take 20 minutes to make!

How to make these healthier peanut butter blossoms

  • When choosing your peanut butter, get the good stuff – Opt for ‘natural’ with no added sugar or oils. Peanut butter acts as a natural oil in this recipe and keeps the health game in check! 
  • For the flour – You can use organic all purpose, a gluten free 1:1, or my HealthNut Gluten Free blend. It’s so easy to make, super light and fluffy and works well with most recipes. 
  • Making the perfect cookie shapes – It’s all about the equipment! Using a small cookie scoop like this one means all your cookies will be even, and this silicone baking mat and these glass mixing bowls make cleaning up so much easier. 
  • Serving options – Perfect to enjoy as is, as a midday snack, or as a late night dessert after dinner. You can also package them up all pretty and give them away as holiday cookies!
  • Meal prep friendly – These peanut butter blossoms are perfect for meal prep. The recipe makes 18 cookies which will store nicely in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or 1 month in the freezer.

 

Refined sugar free peanut butter blossoms

Peanut butter mixed with natural sweeteners like maple syrup, chocolate chunks and vanilla extract give your cookies that sweetness (and that ooey gooey texture) without adding refined sugar. They’re like little clouds of peanut butter!

What’s your favourite holiday sweet treat? Let me know in the comments below! 

If you make this recipe, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations! 

If you love this recipe and you’re looking to make other healthier versions of your favourite holiday treats, you are going to love my Healthier Linzer Cookies and Healthier Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

Recipe

Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

This healthier version of the classic Peanut Butter Blossoms taste just as delicious as the original, and will be the easiest cookie you’ll make this season!
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 18 mins

Ingredients:

Wet

  • 1/2 cup - 1 stick of softened, unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Dry

  • 1 1/4 cup flour (all purpose or gluten free 1:1 mix)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chunks
peanut butter blossoms on a white plate
category:
Course Dessert, Snack
serves: 18
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Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or a reusable silicone baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and maple syrup for 30-60 seconds until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla, until smooth.
  • Fold in the flour, baking soda and salt until well combined and there’s no flour visible, but don’t overmix.
  • Cover and transfer to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes, for the butters to firm up.
  • Roll out 2 tablespoons of the dough at a time into balls and place on the lined baking sheet.
  • Press a chocolate chunk into the middle of each ball and flatten slightly.
  • Transfer to the oven to bake for 10 minutes, until the tops are firm and bottoms are just slightly golden.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely and enjoy.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or for up to 1 month in the freezer.

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