These Healthy Buckeye Balls are sweet and fudgy, peanut buttery orbs of magic surrounded by a layer of rich and decadent dark chocolate. It’s hard to believe they’re refined sugar free, low carb, high protein, and gluten free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Buckeye Balls

Servings: 25 balls
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
These sweet, soft, and fudgy, peanut buttery orbs of magic are surrounded by a luxurious layer of rich, decadent dark chocolate.  Once you have a taste, you'll have a hard time believing these no-bake treats are refined sugar free, low carb, high protein, and gluten free!



  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the protein powder, peanut flour, and salt.
  • In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add the almond milk, peanut butter, stevia extract, and vanilla extract.  Mix on low speed until completely mixed through.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the stand mixer and mix until completely incorporated.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Use a cookie scooper to portion the mixture onto the cookie sheet.  Roll the scoops into balls and poke a toothpick into each ball.
  • Dip the balls in the chocolate, one at a time, and place back on the cookie sheet.  Refrigerate until firm.
  • Serve immediately, or store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

I originally posted a recipe for Buckeye Balls back in 2013.  Just in case you wanted to see the previous recipe, I'm providing the old recipe here:
**Do not substitute the casein protein powder.  Whey protein powder doesn't work.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Buckeye Balls
Amount Per Serving (2 buckeye balls)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 120mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 250mg25%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fudge
Keyword: Chocolate, Gluten Free, High Protein, Keto, Low Carb, Peanut Butter, Sugar Free