Healthy Buckeyes

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One of my favorites treats has always been buckeyes. I have always loved the chocolate/peanut butter combination. I recently have tried cutting dairy from my diet and I have tried to find a way to have some of my favorite treats while also keeping them dairy free. Chocolate is one of those dairy things that I can not do without so I knew that was something I had to find an alternative for. I found the perfect replacement with Enjoy Life’s chocolate chips. I was unsure how they would taste since they were dairy free but they taste just as good as milk chocolate chips. I have used these to make almond flour chocolate chip cookies, another of my favorite treats, and they were delicious! I knew I wanted to make a dairy free version of the buckeyes as well. Below I will share my recipe for healthy buckeyes.

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Healthy Buckeyes

These buckeyes are super simple and you will only need four ingredients to make them. Measure out 1/2 a cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup or maple syrup (I used a sugar free option), and 1/4 cup of coconut flour. Add these three ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until they are completely combined. Next you will want to grab a small amount of the mixture and round out into a ball (I made mine slightly smaller than a golf ball) and place onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. My mixture made about 9 peanut butter balls but it may differ based on the size of yours. Place cookie sheet with peanut butter balls into the freezer for them to harden.

After the peanut butter mixture has had time to harden ( about 15 minutes), its time to prepare our chocolate coating. Pour 1/3 cup of dairy free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life’s chocolate chips) into a microwave safe bowl. You can even add a small amount of coconut oil in with the chocolate chips that will help to make coating the peanut butter a little easier. Place the bowl into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir once time is up. Repeat the previous step until the chocolate is completely melted. I recommend only heating the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time as to not overcook the chocolate.

Healthy Buckeyes

Once the chocolate is completely melted, it is time to coat the peanut butter balls. Use a toothpick to pick up the peanut butter ball and place into the melted chocolate. I found it made it easier to coat the peanut butter by using a spoon to scoop the chocolate onto the sides of the ball. After you have covered the peanut butter in chocolate, place the ball back onto the parchment paper and repeat until each of the balls has been covered. Next place the cookie sheet back into the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden (about 10 minutes). Once the chocolate has had time to harden, it’s time to take them out and enjoy!

Healthy Buckeyes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of maple syrup and 1/4 cup of coconut flour to a mixing bowl and stir until completely combined.
  2. Grab a small amount of the mixture and round out into a ball (I made mine slightly smaller than a golf ball) and place onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place cookie sheet with peanut butter balls into the freezer for them to harden (15minutes)
  4. Once the peanut butter balls have hardened, pour 1/3 cup of dairy free chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. (You can even add a small amount of coconut oil into the chocolate to make coating the peanut butter easier)
  5. Place the bowl into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir once time is up. Repeat the previous step until the chocolate is completely melted.
  6. Use a toothpick to pick up the peanut butter ball and place into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to scoop the chocolate onto the sides of the ball.
  7. After you have covered the peanut butter in chocolate, place the ball back onto the parchment paper and repeat until each of the balls has been covered.
  8. Next place the cookie sheet back into the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden (about 10 minutes).
  9. Once the chocolate has hardened, its time to enjoy!
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I think these healthy buckeyes taste just as good as the real thing. I look forward to recreating other desserts with Enjoy Life products. What are some of your favorite desserts?

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