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side view of vegan peanut butter buckeye with bite taken out.

Vegan Buckeyes

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These healthier peanut butter and chocolate vegan buckeyes are one of my all-time favorite vegan desserts. They're refined sugar free, easy to make and perfect for entertaining. 


  • 1 cup creamy, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, melted*
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Optional: crushed, salted peanuts for coating


  1. Stir together oat flour, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy using an electric hand mixer. Add peanut butter and continue mixing until smooth. Add in maple syrup and vanilla. 
  3. Add in dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Cover bowl with tea towel and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  4. Remove from refrigerator. Use a cookie scoop to portion dough. Roll into evenly-sized balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours. 
  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each interval, until smooth. 
  6. Insert a toothpick into the top of each peanut butter ball. Dip into chocolate, coating most of the ball but leaving a small circle at the top (see photos). Let excess chocolate drain off, then return to parchment paper. (Optional: roll in chopped salted peanuts.)
  7. Refrigerate or freeze for 15 minutes, or until the chocolate solidifies. Store in the refrigerator between layers of parchment paper. 


*To keep this recipe fully refined sugar free, look for refined sugar free chocolate. A few brands we know of: Hu Kitchen, Lily's and Lakanto. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Buckeye
  • Calories: 227
  • Sugar: 9.7 g
  • Sodium: 124.4 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.9 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g

Keywords: vegan buckeyes