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Keto buckeyes

These healthy buckeyes are a sweet Christmas treat you can make with 5 main ingredients. They're low carb, gluten free and paleo! They're made with almond butter, coconut oil, almond flour and chocolate chips for an easy no bake recipe.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: almond butter, buckeye, chocolate, gluten free, keto, low carb, peanut butter, vegan


  • 1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter or almond butter no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or 1/4 cup favorite keto sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil soft
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate OR

For keto chocolate:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon favorite keto sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream together the almond butter, maple syrup and coconut oil using an electric hand mixer until very smooth.
  • Stir in the almond flour, salt and vanilla and mix well. Chill the mixture in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.
  • Roll into one inch balls (about 22-25) and place on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Put a toothpick in each one for easier dipping then place back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • While they're freezing, make your dipping chocolate. If using chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, simply place in a microwavable bowl and melt on increments of 30 seconds, stirring in between, until fully melted.
  • If you're making the keto version of these healthy buckeyes, melt the coconut oil, vanilla, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder and your favorite sugar substitute in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Once balls are firm, remove from freezer and carefully dip each one in the chocolate and coat about 2/3 of the way as shown in the photos. Place back on the baking sheet and repeat for all. Once done, refrigerate or freeze until firm and serve right away.