These paleo buckeyes are the perfect no-bake treat! They’re made with almond butter, almond and coconut flour, maple syrup, and a chocolate coating.

What are Buckeyes?

Buckeyes are essentially a no-bake cookie! They’re traditionally made with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter then rolled into a ball and dipped into chocolate. Think a peanut butter ball dipped three-fourths of the way with chocolate.

Buckeyes are easy to make, and can easily be adapted to be refined sugar-free, and peanut-free. This version is paleo-friendly and dairy-free! They’re chewy, nutty, chocolatey, and so easy and fun to make.

The Ingredients for Paleo Buckeyes

  • Almond butter. You can likely use other nut butter as well, though you may need more or less flour to bind.
  • Maple syrup. This is used as a powdered sugar substitute. You can also use honey.
  • Almond flour and coconut flour. These are used to bind the almond butter to make it easier to roll.
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips. I use the brand enjoy life.

How to make Paleo Buckeyes

  • Combine the almond butter balls. Using a large bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir to combine until the almond butter mixture is firm and easy to mold. Add 1-2 tbsp more coconut flour if needed to mold.
  • Roll into balls. Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet or large plate. Use your hands or a small cookie scoop to roll into small balls. Transfer to the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.
  • Melt the chocolate. Combine the chocolate chips and 1 tbsp coconut oil and melt over a double boiler method, or in the microwave until fully liquid.

  • Dip the almond butter balls. Remove the almond butter balls from the freezer. Take one almond butter ball and pierce the top with a toothpick. Roll into the melted chocolate about two-thirds of the way. Transfer back to the plate and repeat for all of the almond butter balls. Transfer back to the fridge and allow to set for 1-2 hours or until the chocolate hardens. Serve chilled.

Can you make this coconut-free?

Coconut flour helps to bind the almond butter to make it easier to roll, so you may need more almond flour if you don’t use coconut flour.

How do you store buckeyes?

Since these are coated in melted chocolate, they’re best stored in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can extend the shelf life by freezing them!

How do you make these buckeyes AIP?

I haven’t made these AIP, but here are my recommendations…

  • Use tigernut butter instead of almond butter
  • Use tigernut flour instead of almond flour
  • Use homemade carob chips instead of chocolate.

 

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Paleo Buckeyes


  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 buckeyes 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (Plus 12 tbsp if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Using a large bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir to combine until the almond butter mixture is firm and easy to mold. Add 1-2 tbsp more coconut flour if needed to mold.
  2. Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet or large plate. Use your hands or a small cookie scoop to roll into small balls. You should have about 12-14. Transfer to the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.
  3. Combine the chocolate chips and 1 tbsp coconut oil and melt over a double boiler method, or in the microwave until fully liquid.
  4. Remove the almond butter balls from the freezer. Take one almond butter ball and pierce the top with a toothpick. Roll into the melted chocolate about two-thirds of the way. Transfer back to the plate and repeat for all of the almond butter balls.
  5. Transfer back to the fridge and allow to set for 1-2 hours or until the chocolate hardens. Serve chilled.
  • Prep Time: 30