Buckeye Balls (Top 8 free + more!)

I’m not even gonna lie… peanut butter was REALLLLY hard to give up for us. My husband and I both LOVE that creamy goodness and around the holidays I tend to get a huge craving for it. Can I just get an “Amen!” for amazing companies like sunbutter? Guys, this is not an ad in ANY way, but I truly want to share about this company with everyone that has had to give up their beloved nuts, or whatever allergy it may be! It has been a game changer for our family and I just discovered that they have TONS of amazing recipes (several of them top 8 free or can easily be adjusted to be top 8 free) on their site. I tried out their allergy-friendly buckeye balls, and they were so incredible that I had to share with ya’ll. So here we go!

SunButter Buckeye Balls

  • Start to finish: 1.5 Hours

  • Makes: 30 Serving



1-1/2 cups SunButter® (we used Natural)
1/2 cup butter, softened (we used Earth’s Butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand)
2 tablespoons shortening (we used coconut oil)


Line baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper, set aside.

In medium bowl, mix SunButter, butter, vanilla and sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough.

Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball.

Place on prepared baking sheet and refrigerate.

In microwave safe dish, place shortening and chocolate and microwave on Medium in 30 second increments, stirring and microwaving until chocolate is smooth.

Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball and dip ball into melted chocolate. Return to baking sheet, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls.

Refrigerate 30 minutes to set.

There you have it :) Now this Christmas you don’t have to worry about missing out on delectable treats because of your allergies!