Healthy peanut butter blossoms are a healthier twist on a favorite holiday cookie; peanut butter blossoms which are peanut butter cookies with a Hershey kiss in the middle. Even though this cookie is popular during the holiday season, you can enjoy these cookies all year long!
Peanut butter and chocolate is a favorite combination, have you tried this healthy version of buckeye balls?
Why This Recipe Works
- Healthy peanut butter blossom cookies are made with wholesome simple ingredients.
- They are made with half the amount of sugar that is in the traditional cookie recipes.
- Even though they are a healthier version, they still taste delicious!
Here is what You Will Need to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Blossoms
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This an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe, scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and instructions.
- whole wheat flour
- coconut sugar
- unsalted butter
- natural peanut butter
- dark chocolate hershey kisses
- sea salt
- baking soda
- vanilla extract
- cookie sheet
- parchment Paper
- stand mixer or hand electric mixer
- measuring cup and spoons
Here's How To Make Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Place the sugar, butter, and peanut butter into a large bowl and blend with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until well blended.
Mix the flour, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl.
Blend the peanut butter mixture together with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until well blended and creamy - add the egg and vanilla and blend again.
Gradually stir in the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
Shape the cookie dough into1-inch balls and place them on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and place a dark chocolate Hershey's kiss in the center of each cookie.
Whole wheat flour is more nutritious than white flour and can be substituted with white flour in most recipes. White whole wheat flour, despite its name, is still whole wheat flour that is made with white wheat instead of red wheat. If white whole wheat flour is not available all-purpose regular whole wheat flour will work in this recipe too.
Peanut butter. Look for natural peanut butter that does not contain added sugar or oils. The only ingredients in natural peanut butter should be peanuts and salt.
Dark Chocolate Kisses. Dark chocolate is our favorite kind of chocolate and it typically contains less sugar, but that's not the case with Hershey's kisses. You can substitute the dark chocolate kisses with milk chocolate if that is your preference.
Coconut Sugar. Most cookie recipes contain more sugar than is necessary. I cut out half of the sugar in this recipe and replace the refined sugar with coconut sugar.
- Remove the wrappers from the chocolate kisses before the cookies come out of the oven so that they are ready to place on top of the cookies while the cookeis are still warm.
- Use a cookie scoop to make it easier to roll the cookies into and the roll them into balls.
- Allow the cookies to cool off on cooling rack until the chocolate hershey's kisses become hard.
Almond blossoms cookies. Replace the peanut butter with an equal amount of almond butter.
Gluten-free peanut butter blossoms cookies. Replace the whole wheat flour with an equal amount of almond flour. The cookies will be moister.
How to Store Peanut Blossoms Cookies
Store peanut butter blossoms cookies in a cookie jar or ceramic container for up to two weeks at room temperature.
How To Freeze Peanut Blossom Cookies
Freeze extra healthy peanut blossoms cookies by arranging them in a single layer in a sealable container for up to three months. Defrost the cookies at room temperature for a few hours before eating them.
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- ½ Cup Coconut Sugar
- ½ Cup Peanut Butter Natural Unsweetened
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 24 dark chocolate Kisses
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and unwrap the chocolate candies.
- Combine the sugar, butter and peanut butter in a bowl and beat with a mixer at medium speed.
- Add the egg and vanilla - mix at low speed until everything is combined
- Stir in the flour, salt, and baking soda with a mixer or wooden spoon - mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Remove the cookies from oven and gently press a kiss into the top of each cookie
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
Well since these are healthy, I can eat more than one at a time, right? Well, that is my opinion and I am sticking to it. What a great after school treat for the kids too. I bet my grandkids would love these.
Marisa Franca says
This is certainly a plus for me. I've been trying to cut back on all the bad-for-me treats but since you've revamped the peanut butter blossoms I can indulge. I love to bake and make cookies but I also hate giving the family too many fats and sugar. This is one recipe I'll be happy to make.
Coconut sugar is awesome! Love your healthier version of this classic cookie! They look so scrumptious! Peanut butter perfection! 🙂
Elaine Benoit says
I love using coconut sugar in my baking! These pb blossom cookies look delicious and pretty! I haven't had or made these cookies in forever and now I can't wait to try your delicious recipe!
Guilt free peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies? yes please! I love all your substitution choices, this recipe looks absolutely delicious!
Thank you Aleta!
Veena Azmanov says
Oh we love peanut butter and now you say they are healthier means I can eat more than one. Looks so cute. Love the little button sizer cookies you made.
Amanda Mason says
I love this healthier version! I'm going to substitute gluten free flour for the whole wheat though. I wonder if I could make these with Almond Butter? I'm so excited to try these!
Great festive looking holiday cookies. I would love to cook it in hue batches and treat all my guests on new year!
Loreto Nardelli says
These look so cute and scrumptious. The fact that you made them healthier makes for a second and third act of eating, lol. Coconut sugar is amazing. We use it all the time and it is so easy to process. Great job re-vamping these.
Happy new Year!
Sri Mallya says
Perfrct holiday treat. Looks so delicious. I will surely make this for my lil one. 🙂
I made peanut butter blossoms for Christmas class party and boy it was hit among everyone. Looks perfect and festive too
I can't believe these are a healthier version. They look just as good as the regular cookie.
Amy (Savory Moments) says
I made many batches of peanut butter blossoms this past holiday season! They are a favorite! I almost always cut the sugar amount in recipes and people never notice.
Erin Vasicek says
I am always down for a slightly healthier cookie
Such a great way to change up a recipe and make it one you feel confident in giving to your family. They look perfectly delicious!