Most of us are familiar with Buckeyes, which are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. These much-loved candies are made to look like the nuts of the buckeye tree by leaving an area of peanut butter ball exposed when dipping in chocolate. Typical buckeye candies are pretty heavy on the sugar factor. Johnna (In Johnna’s Kitchen) decided to create Healthy Buckeyes, which she also calls Protein Truffles. Her treats still taste of indulgence but offer a protein-packed, mostly refined sugar-free option. I love healthy makeovers of classic recipes! The ingredients in Johnna’s recipe are: nut butter or not-nut butter, honey or maple syrup, hemp protein powder or pumpkin seed protein powder, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, and healthy oil (such as coconut oil). This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and paleo friendly.
Get Johnna’s Healthy Buckeyes recipe over at In Johnna’s Kitchen.