Crispy Peanut Butter Buckeyes
These peanut butter buckeyes are a healthier twist on the classic: creamy peanut butter mixed with crisped millet and then dipped in pure, dark chocolate. Think Kit Kat + Peanut Butter Cup, but with a more refined richness that satiates the palate like a dark chocolate truffle [insert drool emoji].
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/3 cup millet
- 2/3 c creamy peanut butter (natural, unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c unsweetened chocolate chips*
- In a small skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the millet and sauté until it starts to smell toasted and look slightly golden in color, 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, honey, coconut flour, and vanilla until a thick dough is formed. Fold in the millet until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Using your hands, make walnut-sized balls with the dough and place them on the baking sheet (you should have about 20-24). Put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- In a double boiler (or a stainless steel bowl placed over a pot with 1 inch of boiling water – water should not touch bottom of bowl), melt the chocolate chips. After about 3 minutes, when chocolate chips are melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth.
- Remove the peanut butter millet balls from the freezer. Use a toothpick or fork to dip each ball in the melted chocolate, coating the bottom and sides but leaving a spot of peanut butter showing through at the top. Shake off the excess chocolate and place back onto the baking sheet. Freeze them for at least 3 hours before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
*Note: it can be challenging to find unsweetened chocolate chips. I use Pascha Organic 100% cacao baking chips (available on Amazon or Thrive Market, if not at your local health-food store). If you aren’t a stickler for the 100% refined-sugar free life, or if your palate hasn’t quite come over to the dark side yet, you can use any bittersweet baking chips. If you do that, just be sure to buy the ones without all the weird additives that you don’t need to be consuming – Enjoy Life is a good brand :).
--> Vegan Modification: substitute pure maple syrup for the honey to make these Vegan.
This recipe was adapted from the Thug Kitchen cookbook.