Before I got healthy, one of my favorite things to make around the holidays was BUCKEYES!
Since they are nothing but sugar, I had to figure out a way to make them healthy....and I did.
I hope you all enjoy what started out as a kitchen experiment.
These buckeyes are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
Makes approx: 17-18 buckeyes
You will need:
Peanut Butter Part:
1 cup of brown rice flour or almond flour
3 1/2 tablespoons of a natural peanut butter
( mine was Krema Natural made with nothing but peanuts)
2 packets of Stevia
( I used stevia in the raw)
1 tsp coconut oil
1/8 cup of raisins
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tblspns coconut oil
3 level tblspns cocoa powder
1 1/2 tblspns honey
( diabetics could use liquid stevia or Honeytree makes an imitation honey that is sugar free**)
( make a double batch of the chocolate to handle all 18 peanut butter balls)
The reason I have a half batch of the chocolate for the recipe, is I tend to make all of the peanut butter balls, and freeze them, and I only dip half at a time. If I make the whole batch, we would eat them up right away. 18 is a lot for two people!
1. Put all of the peanut butter ball ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth ( it will form a dough).
2. Roll the dough into even size balls, I usually measure with a tablespoon.
3. Place the peanut butter balls on a tray in the freezer for at least 1 hour before dipping in chocolate.
4. Place all of the chocolate ingredients into a bowl and mix until turns liquid-y ( not too liquid-y though, you want it to stick to the peanut butter, it should be a similar consistency to what honey is).
5. Using tooth picks, dip your peanut butter balls into the chocolate and then place on a tray.
6. Put the tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes so the chocolate can harden.
Enjoy the buckeyes!
Be Happy Healthy & Strong,
Note: If the buckeyes are left in the freezer for a long period of time ( a couple of hours) they will get a whitish waxy appearance. Do not worry, that is just the coconut oil, and the whiteness will disappear after a minute or two out of the freezer.
See my disclaimer page. Make all recipes at your own risk. Do not copy or use my recipe for profit, you do not have permission to do so. If you post my recipe on your blog/site/book please give me credit by linking back to this post. I spent many hours in the kitchen coming up with this recipe on my own. You saw it on Re-Inventing Lolli blog first.
** ONLY GLUTEN FREE IF MADE WITH REAL HONEY, I do not know the GF status of Honeytree Imitation honey. Always check labels before using any ingredients.