1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter (or use your favorite seed or nut butter...our new favorite is Barney Butter)
1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
4 cups Confectioners Sugar
10 or more Enjoy Life Chocolate Bars* (see note below)
1). In a large bowl, mix
peanut butter, Earth Balance, vanilla, and confectioners sugar with
hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using
approximately 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared
pan, and refrigerate or freeze* (see note below)
2). Melt Boom Choco Boom bars in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
3). Remove peanut butter balls from refrigerator or freezer. Insert a wooden toothpick (I prefer using a wooden skewer)
into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate, leaving a small circle at
the top uncoated. Place dipped Buckeyes on a parchment lined baking
sheet, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining
peanut butter balls. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
number of chocolate bars will depend on how many buckeyes you make, I
melted 10 candy bars for this recipe and had a little chocolate
leftover, so I made some gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate covered
pretzels, a couple GFCF "Nestle Crunch" candy bars (click here for few more ideas to try), and a few dairy-free chocolate covered homemade marshmallows, yum!
like to make the peanut butter balls/centers several days in advance
and freeze them. I've found that dipping the frozen peanut butter balls
to be much more successful for me as they do not fall apart in the hot
- I keep all of my homemade dairy-free chocolate candies in the refrigerator.