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Vegan Buckeye Candy

6 simple ingredients is all it takes to make these delicious peanut butter balls

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buckeye candy, how to make buckeyes, vegan buckeyes
Servings 24 buckeyes
Calories 172 kcal


  • 5 tbsp vegan butter melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil


  1. Start with adding the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and melted butter to a bowl. Mix it with a hand mixer, or stand mixer until it's fluffy and well blended.

  2. With a cookie scoop or tablespoon (its about 1 tbsp. worth of pb dough) rough the dough into a ball and drop it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the peanut butter dough for 20 minutes.
  3. Once there's about 5 minutes left you can start melting the chocolate. In a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals and stir in between each interval. It should take 2-3 intervals.
  4. Add toothpicks to the peanut butter balls and dip them into the melted chocolate, rotating them to cover all sides. The tops will be left out and that is why they are called buckeyes. Once dipped place back on the baking sheet and place in the freezer to set about 20 minutes. You can serve after that, or store in the fridge. That's is how to make buckeyes, so easy!

Recipe Notes

These must be stored in the fridge because they will soften very quickly. 

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Buckeye Candy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 111IU2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.