This Protein Packed Buckeyes Recipe is a healthier twist on Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy. It includes extra protein by using a natural peanut butter and peanut powder. It contains less sugar since it is only sweetened with honey. This is a low carb, gluten-free dessert to be enjoyed without guilt anytime of year. Protein Packed Buckeyes are perfect for the holiday season and make excellent gifts as well.
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Protein Packed Buckeyes Recipe
My family enjoys a variety of Jif peanut butters, however Jif Natural peanut butter is our favorite. It is a no-stir natural peanut butter that is just as creamy and packed with 7 grams of protein per serving. We just starting using the new Jif Peanut Powder while baking, in smoothies, and more. It packs 8 grams of protein per serving.
For this recipe, I tend to use less chocolate than regular peanut butter buckeyes to keep the “healthy” theme, however, you can use as little or as much as you’d like – in any variety.
Protein Packed Buckeyes are delicious during the holidays, as an after-school treat, and as a surprise in lunch boxes.
This recipe can easily be made gluten-free. Double check your chocolate chips to ensure they are gluten-free, usually Hershey’s and Nestle brands are fine.