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Easy Buckeye Recipe (Peanut Butter Balls)

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Quick and easy buckeye recipe, also known as chocolate peanut butter balls that are no bake and made with a few simple ingredients. They are soft and fudgy!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 40 Buckeye balls
Calories 185
Author CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Peanut butter Creamy
  • 1/3 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Vanilla/coconut flavor
  • 1 cup Chocolate Melted, dark or semisweet
  • 1 cup Peanuts Roughly chopped

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract and mix everything until smooth. 
  • Add powdered sugar and protein powder gradually and continue mixing. 
  • Freeze this mixture for about 20 minutes so that it's easier to handle. 
  • Scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll them into balls. 
  • Place them on a cookie tray, lined with wax paper and stick a toothpick in the center of each ball. You may need to chill the tray in the freezer for another 10 minutes if the balls have started to become too soft and the toothpick is not sticking securely. 
  • Dip each ball three quarters of the way into a bowl of melted chocolate and place them on a cookie tray, lined with wax paper. 
  • Optional: Dip the ball in chocolate first and then roll them around in a bowl of chopped nuts and then place them on wax paper. 
  • Remove the toothpicks gently and smooth out the hole with your fingers and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers should be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg