Healthified Peanut Butter & Chocolate Buckeyes

By on May 2, 2014

Although I now live in Mobile, Alabama, I still remember with much happiness, where I spent most of my first 27 years of life-Northeast Ohio (Cleveland area).

And of course, Ohio being the “Buckeye State”, there are plenty of Buckeye-related things I miss: actual Buckeye Trees, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and one of my favorites, Peanut Butter Buckeyes.

During my yo-yo diets, I would never imagine that I could ever again enjoy something as them.

As I did more research, and found (among other treasures) great desserts such as those found in Kyndra Holley’s Peace Love, and Low Carb, I was so pleased to learn how wrong I was.

Anyway, if you’ve not tried ’em, they’re like peanut butter cups on crack!

Because almond butter tastes very similar to peanut butter (and is much healthier), I chose to use it in this recipe instead of the peanut butter.

Please enjoy!

Peanut Butter And Chocolate Buckeyes (makes 2-3 dozen):

Chocolate Coating:

  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons erythritol
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Almond Butter Middle:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons erythritol
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toothpicks

Here’s how to make them:

In large mixing bowl, mix together almond butter ingredients until smooth consistency.

Then, roll into 3/4″ sized balls, and place them onto a large, greased plate. Place plate into freezer for 20 minutes.

While freezing place a sheet of waxed (or parchment) paper over top of a cookie (or cake) pan.

Next, in small saucepan, on lowest possible heating setting, melt chocolate coating ingredients together, frequently stirring.

Next, remove almond balls from freezer, stick each one individually with a toothpick, roll it around the chocolate mixture until coating resembles that of a buckeye (leaving the top uncovered), and place onto paper sheet, remove toothpick, and lightly close up hole.

Once done, place into freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve.

Hugs,

Dr. Mike

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About Michael Tremba

Dr. Michael Tremba, once severely overweight himself, has studied to distinguish the truth about weight loss, and the shocking mis-information that's taught to us by many "trusted" groups. Through the techniques that have helped him regain his health, he shares uncommon tools to help anyone else desiring to lose weight to live the life they're meant to. He enjoys reading, exercising, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Shari in Mobile, Alabama Find me on Twitter, Google+ and let's connect on LinkedIn.

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