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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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Written by Abby

These peanut butter buckeyes are made with wholesome ingredients and are naturally sweetened with medjool dates for a healthier spin on this classic holiday treat! Vegan, gluten-free, and 100% decadent.
What do you get when you pair Joolies dates with nut butter? ENDLESS possibilities for deliciousness! If you've made a good bit of gluten-free and/or vegan recipes, you know how nut butter and dates are a common substitution for ingredients like butter, refined sugar, etc.  We've teamed up with our nutty friends Georgia Grinders to bring you healthier versions of classic favorites for this holiday season🎄🍫✨
medjool dates
Peanut butter and chocolate go together like...well you know...just perfectly! Peanut butter buckeyes are a decadent holiday favorite, yet sweetened with all the refined sugar...so we kicked the powdered sugar to the curb and naturally sweetened them with our medjool date syrup without compromising on the indulgence. These better-for-you buckeyes are just as rich and creamy, dipped in dark chocolate and decorated with festive sprinkles for a no bake, vegan, and gluten-free treat.
These are super easy to make and only 5 ingredients to throw these together. Not to mention they are great to make ahead of time to take a little holiday baking stress off. You can store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 3 monthsSince most of us will be celebrating the Holidays differently this year, so these make for a fun activity with your family and a great door drop-off gift💕
medjool dates

Ingredients you'll need:

    1. Peanut Butter
      • Our most important ingredient! We recommend using  Georgia Grinders Creamy Peanut Butter which has no added sugars, oils, preservatives, etc. Just made with Georgia grown peanuts and a dash of sea salt 🥜
    2. Joolies Medjool Date Syrup or Joolies Medjool Dates 
    3. Coconut flour
      • This helps to thicken the batter to mimic the texture of the traditional peanut butter buckeyes. You can swap for almond flour, but you might need to add a bit more to create the right consistency. 
    4. Dark Chocolate Chips 
      • We recommend using a dark chocolate without fillers or artificial sweeteners (it takes longer to melt and isn't great for your body either) like Hu Kitchen, Eating Evolved, or SoChatti. Natural chocolate is always the way to go for either bakes as well!
    5. Coconut Oil
    6. Vanilla
      • This helps compliment the other flavors.
If you make this holiday treat, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able date recipe recreations! And you can always comment below! 
Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook (aka chill) time: 20-25 minutes
  • total time: 30-35 minutes
Servings: 15
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, date syrup, coconut flour, and vanilla extract until a sticky, but moldable dough forms.
  2. Pop the peanut butter mixture into the fridge to chill for 20-25 minutes.
  3. While the peanut butter mixture chills, heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan until melted.
  4. Grab a cooking sheet and line with parchment paper.
  5. Remove the mixture from the fridge and roll into even 1 inch balls. Dip each ball halfway in the chocolate mixture and place on lined cookie sheet. Add sprinkles the top then allow the buckeyes to harden before serving. 

Store in an air tight container in fridge to keep chocolate hardened.