Healthy Buckeyes from In Johnna’s Kitchen

Protein Truffles Healthy Buckeyes In Johnna's Kitchen

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.


Christmas Rum Balls from Healthful Pursuit

Christmas Rum Balls Grain-Free Dairy-Free Paleo Keto Healthful Pursuit

Christmas Rum Balls. Those are definitely a tasty holiday treat with which many of us are familiar. Although I have to say that in our family the rum was consumed by way of my aunt’s famous rum cake or otherwise in spiked egg nog (or the ubiquitous, but surprisingly satisfying, rum and coke). Confession … while I love rum in the glass, I have not always been in love with rum concoctions, but these Christmas Rum Balls from Leanne at Healthful Pursuit are sure to change my mind and make any rum lover squeal. Especially those who look forward to Rum Balls every Christmas!

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Pumpkin Fudge Balls (Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Truffles) from Chocolate-Covered Katie

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Fudge Balls Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Truffles Chocolate-Covered Katie

Chocolate-Covered Katie calls these gorgeous little flavor explosions Pumpkin Fudge Balls. Another time she calls them Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Truffles. Hmmm. What’s their real name? I suppose we’ll have to make these and sample them (repeatedly, of course) to decide which names suits them best!

If these treats look super pure, it’s because they are. They contain few ingredients and they’re basic ones: pumpkin puree, coconut butter, maple syrup (or raw agave), vanilla extract, cinnamon, pinch of salt. The chocolate coating, if desired, is made from equally simple ingredients and some of the same ones as the balls (truffles?) themselves. Oh, and they’re gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and paleo.

Get Katie’s Pumpkin Fudge Balls recipe over at Chocolate-Covered Katie.