The Best Paleo Buckeyes

paleo buckeyes cookies on white plate with red place napkin

4.5 from 2 reviews

A healthy version of our favorite chocolate-and-peanut-butter-balls and so delicious, they’ll disappear just as quickly as the original!


  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup almond meal / flour
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Coating:
  • Homemade version (cheaper):
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 5+ drops stevia, optional
  • OR:
  • 6 oz chocolate chips (dairy-free, soy-free)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil


  1. Melt the coconut butter over low heat.
  2. Add all the ball ingredients, including the coconut butter, into a food processor. Pulse until combined, scraping the sides.
  3. (You can use a mixer, but the food processor is faster and results in a smoother dough.)
  4. Roll into small 1″ balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Stick a toothpick into each ball.
  5. For the Chocolate Coating:
  6. Melt the coconut oil over low heat then add the cacao powder and maple syrup. Add 5+ drops of stevia if you’d like a sweeter chocolate.
  7. Dip each almond butter ball into the chocolate using the toothpicks. Place in the refrigerator and chill for about an hour.


**One note: be aware that the homemade coconut-oil based chocolate coating is more prone to melting or softening than regular chocolate. You may want to keep your Paleo Buckeyes in the refrigerator. Ours were just fine in a sealed container in the cupboard though.