Buckeye Balls recipe made with 3-Ingredients, gluten free, made low sugar and under 100 calories! Indulging in this decadent dessert just got really easy. You will be amazed by how easy they are to make!
(Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free friendly)
Not long ago, I ate a bajillion peanut butter balls aka buckeyes.
But it’s ok, they were Healthy Buckeye Balls. That makes it acceptable because they were a healthy variety, right?
Side note: I totally suck at making fudge and that is how these buckeye balls were born by my failure. My mother always struggled to make it and I must have inherited the suck-at-making-fudge gene until about 2 years later I finally mastered this super easy chocolate fudge recipe.
How To Make Buckeye Balls
- Make a frosting (this is our favorite vanilla frosting recipe personally). If you want to make it easy and buy some in the store that will work as well.
- Melt together frosting and peanut butter. Allow to cool for a little bit.
- Roll into little balls and allow to set.
- Dip into some chocolate and say hello to delicious little peanut butter chocolate balls.
Just 4 easy steps to making buckeye balls. Thissssss rocks.
Here is my story on how I figured out how to make buckeye balls even easier…
It was a Sunday night, not long before bedtime, when I had a ‘fabulous’ idea to make 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge using my low-sugar vanilla frosting recipe. Who decides to start making food at 8 PM at night? I do. Well… RIP Peanut Butter Fudge; it definitely did not turn out liked I had hoped.
I was staring at this failed block of fudge that still tasted phenomenal. Actually, I kept pulling off piece after piece and eating it. Scarfing down one peanut butter chunk after another (and perhaps wallowing in my super fudge fail), I came upon the notion that these would be fabulous with chocolate.
In what universe does chocolate and peanut butter not belong together?
And that, my friends, is how these Healthy Buckeye Balls were born. It was a magical night.
The fact that these are so easy to make gives them bonus points of a billion.
Buckeyes, Peanut Butter Balls, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls– whatever you call them, we all know and love them in our family. They do not survive past Christmas.
Not one is left behind to make it into the New Year.
History on Buckeye Balls
Our family calls these little balls of heaven Buckeyes, but I think these treats are more of a known Midwest thing. So if you haven’t heard of these babies before you’ve got to make them!
They are meant to look like the buckeye nuts off the Ohio buckeye tree. For us it is more a reminder of the Ohio Buckeyes Football team (which incidentally our Michigan State football team recently beat.) #spartanwill #ItsaMidwestThing
Whatever they may be called in your family, there is not a more healthy, low-sugar, gluten-free option to devour this holiday season.
They are also totally and one hundred percent approved to make at 9 PM at night. I will attest to the fact that they are the perfect bedtime snack. ????????
What does your family call these?