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Keto buckeyes: Easy Keto Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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When the holiday season starts rolling in, so does my craving for sweet treats. Especially those reminiscent of the childhood classics we all know and love. Today, I'm diving into the world of keto peanut butter balls, specifically, Keto Buckeyes. If you're on a low-carb diet and have a sweet tooth, you're in for a treat!

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What Are the Keto Buckeyes Key Ingredients?

  • Natural Creamy Peanut Butter: Provides the primary flavor and creamy texture.
  • Salt: Balances sweetness and enhances the overall taste.
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  • Swerve Confectioners Sugar Substitute: Sweetens the mixture without adding sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds depth and aroma.
  • Butter Softened: Contributes to a rich, smooth consistency.
  • Keto Milk Chocolate Chips: Gives a low-carb chocolatey element.
  • Coconut Oil: Helps in melting and combining ingredients smoothly.
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Keto Buckeyes Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 minutes
Servings: 12
Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving

recipe ingredients

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ C. Natural creamy peanut butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 C. Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter softened
  • 1 C. Keto milk chocolate chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
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Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Gather natural creamy peanut butter, Swerve confectioners sugar substitute, vanilla extract, softened butter, keto milk chocolate chips, coconut oil, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Blend the Mixture: In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, Swerve, vanilla extract, butter, and a pinch of salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Form the Balls: With your hands slightly dampened, take the peanut butter mixture and roll it into 12 evenly sized balls.
  4. Chill the Balls: Arrange the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and let the balls chill for 1-2 hours until they are firm.
  5. Melt the Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the keto chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  6. Dip the Balls in Chocolate: Once the peanut butter balls are chilled and firm, dip each ball into the melted chocolate mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  7. Chill Again: Place the chocolate-covered balls back on the parchment paper and return them to the refrigerator.
  8. Set the Chocolate: Allow the chocolate to set completely, which may take another hour or so in the refrigerator.
  9. Enjoy: Once the chocolate has hardened, your treats are ready to be enjoyed!
Keto buckeyes ready to serve

Tips for the Peanut Butter buckeyes recipe

  • Peanut Butter Choice: Opt for natural, creamy peanut butter with no added sugars. This choice ensures the treat remains keto-friendly and provides the best texture. You might be interested in learning more about almond butter vs peanut butter.
  • Consistency of Mixture: The peanut butter mixture should be smooth and fluffy. If it's too dry, add a bit more peanut butter; if it's too sticky, incorporate a little more Swerve to achieve the right consistency.
  • Rolling the Balls: To prevent sticking, wet your hands slightly when rolling the mixture into balls. This helps create uniform, smooth balls.
  • Chilling is Crucial: Do not skip the chilling step. Chilled balls will hold their shape better during the dipping process, ensuring they don't collapse or become misshapen.
  • Melting Chocolate: Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring well after each interval to avoid overheating the chocolate.
  • Dipping Technique: Use a fork or a toothpick for dipping the balls into chocolate. This allows excess chocolate to drip off and results in a neater chocolate coating.
  • Storage: Keep the finished Buckeyes in an airtight container. They are stable at room temperature but are most enjoyable when kept slightly chilled, which also helps maintain their shape.

Keto has its challenges, but missing out on my favorite sweets isn't one of them. You'll love our PB Cups, Peanut Butter cookies and more. These Keto Buckeyes let me savor every bit of that cherished peanut butter and chocolate combo without the carb guilt. They're a game-changer for my cravings – definitely worth a try for anyone looking for that sweet fix without straying from keto!

Yield: 12

Keto Buckeyes: Easy Keto Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Keto buckeyes ready to serve

Indulge in Keto buckeyes – creamy keto peanut butter balls enveloped in rich chocolate. A guilt-free treat that's both delightful and low-carb!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅔ C. Natural creamy peanut butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 C. Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter softened
  • 1 C. Keto chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil

Instructions

    In a bowl, blend together the peanut butter, Swerve, vanilla, butter and salt until smooth and fluffy.
    Wet your hands slightly, and roll the mixture into 12 evenly sized balls.
    Place the balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    Chill for 1-2 hours until hardened.
    Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 30 second intervals until completely melted.
    Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate, and place back onto the parchment paper.
    Chill until the chocolate has set, and then serve.

Notes

Peanut Butter Choice: Opt for natural, creamy peanut butter with no added sugars. This choice ensures the treat remains keto-friendly and provides the best texture.
Consistency of Mixture: The peanut butter mixture should be smooth and fluffy. If it's too dry, add a bit more peanut butter; if it's too sticky, incorporate a little more Swerve to achieve the right consistency.
Rolling the Balls: To prevent sticking, wet your hands slightly when rolling the mixture into balls. This helps create uniform, smooth balls.
Chilling is Crucial: Do not skip the chilling step. Chilled balls will hold their shape better during the dipping process, ensuring they don't collapse or become misshapen.
Melting Chocolate: Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring well after each interval to avoid overheating the chocolate.
Dipping Technique: Use a fork or a toothpick for dipping the balls into chocolate. This allows excess chocolate to drip off and results in a neater chocolate coating.
Storage: Keep the finished Buckeyes in an airtight container. They are stable at room temperature but are most enjoyable when kept slightly chilled, which also helps maintain their shape.

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