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Peanut Butter Protein Buckeyes Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 small buckeyes 1x


A Buckeyes Recipe with Protein! These Peanut Butter Protein Buckeyes are a no bake treat. Dairy free, vegan, gluten free and a Paleo option.


  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (almond butter if paleo)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (32 grams) can substitute with 2 tablespoons of powered peanut butter or peanut flour. (See notes for paleo protein choices)
  • Almond or coconut milk of choice, as needed
  • 1/4 c cup chocolate chips of choice (dairy-free/sugar-free, if necessary). We use Enjoy Life Vegan Dark Chocolate. Unsweetened chocolate for lower sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter with the protein powder and mix very well. The mixture should be incredibly crumbly. Using a tablespoon at a time, add your milk of choice until a very thick batter remains. Form the batter into small balls and immediately place them in the freezer to firm up.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop, melt your chocolate chips together with the coconut oil. Allow the mixture to sit for 2 to 3 minutes to cool slightly. Remove the balls from the freezer and, using a spoon, dip half of each ball in the chocolate mixture until each buckeye has a half-moon chocolate coating. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes more, until the chocolate has hardened.


  • You will most likely not need to use the full amount of the chocolate coating. If desired, feel free to coat each ball entirely in it.
  • (Paleo option) Swap out the peanut butter for smooth almond butter or cashew butter.
  • NUTRITION┬áis based on type of protein powder and chocolate used. Approx. 100- 118 calories per bite.
  • You can easily double ingredients to make 14-15 small buckeyes.
  • For Paleo friendly protein powder, check out [Primal Fuel by Primal Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 86.4mg
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 5.7g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5mg

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