Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

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Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

Buckeyes, also known as peanut butter balls.

For many, there’s no better combination than peanut butter and chocolate. So, today I have for you a recipe for buckeyes. In case you’re wondering, they get their name from the nut of the buckeye tree in Ohio, which is a small, shiny dark brown nut with a light tan patch. Very much like what the candy looks like.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you can’t go wrong with a batch of peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes nicely arranged on a plate for those you love.


Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

Alexandra Holdeman
Course Dessert



  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour or alt. See Notes
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of melting chocolate
  • 1 tsp oil



  • In a bowl, mix together almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup/honey, and vanilla.
  • Roll into balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil on 30 second increments in the microwave.
  • Once melted, use a fork to lower the balls into the chocolate, covering 2/3 of the ball in chocolate. Lift the balls back out and place on tray. Repeat until all are dipped.
  • Place balls in fridge for at least 15 minutes before eating.
  • Store in fridge.


*Any flour alternative can be used. I choose almond for it's texture and nutritional benefits.
*Start with 3/4 cup flour and add more as needed until you are able to roll into balls.

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Comments (2)

  • Pam Reply

    Dawn I can’t see the recipe.

    September 23, 2021 at 7:33 am
    • Alexandra Holdeman Reply

      Hi Pam, the recipe has been updated. Sorry for the inconvenience. Let us know how your Buckeyes turn out!

      September 30, 2021 at 11:07 pm

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