Skinny Buckeyes

I was trying to fight off a serious sweet tooth (it wasn’t working!) so I decided to make these… I figured it was a little bit of a compromise, considering they contain beans! They turned out really good, my hubby and toddler loved them!!

Skinny Buckeyes

This recipe is from Happy Healthy Mama. She has some really great recipes!


* 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1-15 ounce can, rinsed and drained)

* 1 1/2 cups peanut butter OR Sunbutter

* 1/2 cup maple syrup

* 1 teaspoon vanilla

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used dairy-free chips)

* toothpicks


1. In a food processor, process the chickpeas until they are completely broken down. Add the peanut butter, honey/maple syrup, vanilla, and salt and process until everything is well combined and forming a ball, about one minute.

2. Scoop the mixture with a rounded spoon (I used a 2 teaspoon size), roll into a ball, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Continue until you use all of the mixture; you should get approximately 48 balls.

3. Place in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, place your chocolate chips in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir the mixture. Microwave another 30 seconds and stir again. If the chips are not completely melted yet, microwave in 5-10 second increments until totally smooth. {Alternatively, you can use the double boiler method to melt your chocolate. I always just use the microwave.}

5. When your peanut butter balls are firm enough, take them out of the freezer. Put a toothpick into the top of each ball and then using the pick as a handle, dip the ball into the chocolate. Leave a little circle open at the top to make traditional Buckeyes. I had a little chocolate leftover using this method, however, so if you want to cover the entire ball with chocolate, go ahead. Return the dipped balls to your tray.

6. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm and you are ready to serve. If storing, store in the refrigerator.

Process chickpeas

Add other ingredients and process until it forms a ball

Roll into balls and place on parchment paper – freeze for 15 minutes

Heat coconut oil and chocolate chips

Dip the balls into the chocolate using the toothpicks – refrigerate until firm



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