Healthy Buckeye Balls

buckeye balls with bite, stacked on top of each other on small plate

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An easy buckeye balls recipe using simple ingredients like peanut butter, pure maple syrup, almond flour and dark chocolate. Less than eight ingredients to make this easy classic recipe.


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  • 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter (just peanuts, nothing added)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt (if using unsalted peanut butter)
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (equal to about 1 heaping cup chips)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)


  1. In medium bowl combine peanut butter with maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth. Add in Super Fine Almond Flour and salt, combining until dough forms (use hands at end as needed). You should have a soft cookie dough-like texture.
  2. Using small cookie scoop (about 1 heaping tablespoon), scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Roll dough ball until smooth and place back on the baking sheet. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, roll again getting the balls really smooth, then place back in fridge while you melt chocolate.
  3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth and fully melted. If you want a smoother chocolate, add coconut oil. Transfer chocolate to a heat proof small deep bowl (if possible – this will allow you to get a good dip in without messing with the dough ball too much).
  4. Using a toothpick, dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate and set back onto parchment paper baking sheet. Option to gently smooth over toothpick hole if you’d like.
  5. Place cookie sheet in fridge until chocolate has fully set, about 15 minutes or so.
  6. Buckeyes can be stored at room temperature or in fridge, in airtight container. 


This recipe was adapted from my No Bake Cookie Dough Bars, which works well with almond flour OR oat flour. Use 1 cup oat flour if looking for an almond-free alternative.

If you’re looking for a peanut-alternative I suggest cashew butter, almond butter, tahini, sunbutter, or a mix of these. Just make sure the butter you’re using is creamy.

Nutrition information approximate.


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