Last week, I posted my Healthy Peanut Butter Balls recipe. I keep a ready supply of these protein packed morsels in my fridge as I have been craving peanut butter a lot lately. But more than just plain peanut butter, I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. So when my turn came up to make treats for Care Group last Monday, I pulled out a recipe I have made in a long time. Buckeyes.
What surprised me, though, was how sickeningly sweet they were to me. Loaded with butter and powdered sugar, I was well aware of how unhealthy they were. It occurred to me how delightful it would be to take my Healthy Peanut Butter Balls recipe and simply dip them in the chocolate. I was a little nervous about how it would turn out, and my husband (who loves my peanut butter balls) stated that if I made a healthy buckeye recipe, I was going to have a lot of angry football husbands on my hands.
Not deterred, I set about making my healthy peanut butter balls, then dipped them in the chocolate. After chilling them sufficiently, Stephen and I took our first bites. His eyes lit up. “These are better than the original buckeyes!!” He exclaimed emphatically.
Here is my Healthy Buckeye Recipe for you to (hopefully!) enjoy as much as we did!
Healthy and Tasty Buckeyes
1/3 cup raw honey
1 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1/3 cup ground flax
1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup Go Lean Crunch granola (I used Honey Almond Flax variety)
1/4 cup oatmeal
Roll into balls, refrigerate in sealed container for an hour.
Melt 6 oz bittersweet chocolate and 1 Tbs coconut oil. Use toothpick to dip in chocolate, refrigerate and enjoy!