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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms with a Hersey's kiss on a bread cooling rack

Healthy Peanut Butter Blossoms (Gluten Free)

A gluten free twist on the classic peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss center! Dairy free and refined sugar free options!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 140kcal
Author Mary Smith


  • ½ cup vegan butter I used Kite Hill brand
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter A thick / non-runny brand will work best! I like Justins.
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar + extra for rolling the balls
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and ¾ cups gluten free flour King Arthur Measure for Measure is my favorite
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 30-36 Hershey's Kisses, depending on how big your cookies are For dairy free, use a chunk of Hu Kitchen or other paleo chocolate!


  • Preheat oven to 375. Unwrap all of your Hershey's Kisses (or chop your paleo chocolate into pieces).
  • Mix the vegan butter, peanut butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla together well until creamy. You can microwave the vegan butter for 10 seconds prior to mixing if it needs to be softened. Just don't let it melt!
  • In a separate smaller bowl, mix the dry ingredients (GF flour, baking soda, and salt). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1.5 inch balls. (This yields 24 cookies. To make more, you can make smaller sized balls). Place extra sugar on a plate and roll each ball in it until fully coated. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet bake for 8 minutes.
  • Gently push a Hershey kiss (or paleo chocolate chunk) into the center of each cookie until it crinkles a bit. Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for 1 additional minute.
  • Let the cookies cool for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy!


These can be stored in a container on the counter for up to 1 week.
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Just store with parchment paper in between or in separate plastic bags so they don't stick together!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg