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First published 12/17/13
I have created a new-and-improved buckeye recipe since this one, and I highly recommend that you check it out!
In our house, “Christmas” is synonymous with “buckeyes.”
If you do not know what a buckeye is, I am sorry for your loss.
So what was I to do when all the THM buckeye recipes I found contained either defatted peanut flour or granulated sweeteners, neither of which I had? Well, I had to get a little creative, that’s what. It happened like this…
On the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group, a wonderful lady named Lisa Hansen Record shared a recipe for peanut butter cookies. I made these cookies, with a few tweaks; and after sharing them at a church function, I put the leftovers in the freezer. Yesterday when I ate some of these frozen cookies, the thought hit me, “These taste a *lot* like buckeyes!” Of course that immediately set the cogs of my brain spinning, and the results are pretty tasty.
If you don’t think these taste like buckeyes, just call them “Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites.” Who cares-they’re awesome.
Another Christmas favorite in our house is peanut clusters. Just stir peanuts into Skinny Chocolate and freeze in blobs on waxed paper:
- 2 cups natural peanut butter
- ⅓ cup + 2 T ground unsweetened coconut flakes
- 4 T sour cream
- ⅓ cup pasteurized egg whites
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 T unsweetened almond milk
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder to taste
- Skinny Chocolate for coating (recipe found in the book Trim Healthy Mama)
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Chill dough, then roll into 1" balls.
- Freeze the balls, then dip into the Skinny Chocolate. Freeze again, and dip again once the first coat has hardened.
- Store in the freezer, but let them thaw a few minutes before eating. Stored in the refrigerator, these buckeyes can get mushy.