4-Ingredient Protein Buckeyes
Yields: 24 buckeyes
These candies are so easy to make—and even easier to eat! It’s hard to resist their sweet peanut butter filling dipped in rich dark chocolate. The buckeyes will last for at least one week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  2. Add the peanut flour to a medium bowl, and make a well in the center. Pour in the cashew milk and stevia. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. Roll the peanut butter mixture into 24 balls, and place each ball on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Add the dark chocolate to a small microwave-safe ramekin. Microwave on HIGH for 15-second intervals, stirring thoroughly after each one, for 30-45 seconds or until all of the chocolate has melted. Be careful not to overcook the chocolate!
  4. Working with one peanut butter ball at a time, press a toothpick into the center until it goes all the way through. Dip the ball into the melted chocolate, and shake off the excess. Place the ball back onto the prepared baking sheet, and slide the toothpick out. Repeat with the remaining peanut butter balls and chocolate. Let the chocolate on the buckeyes set for at least 20 minutes before serving or transferring to an airtight container to refrigerate.
Notes: It’s important to work quickly, especially when dipping the candies in chocolate! The peanut butter balls will dry out if left on the counter for too long.

Other brands of peanut flour may be substituted. However, the only ingredient should be “peanuts” for the best results. I cannot guarantee that almond flour will work as a substitute.

Any milk may be substituted in place of the cashew milk.

I do not recommend substituting any other type of liquid sweetener in place of the vanilla crème stevia. Stevia is very concentrated, so anything like maple syrup or honey would add too much moisture to the buckeyes. If substituting a granulated sweetener, you’ll need the equivalent of ¼ cup of sugar, and you may need to adjust the amount of milk.

{vegan, gluten-free, low fat, low calorie, low carb, sugar-free, high protein}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/12/04/4-ingredient-protein-buckeyes/