Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)Dawn Mikesell
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)
- 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.
*Start with 3/4 cup flour and add more as needed until you are able to roll into balls.