On Saturdays in the fall, our family (and the rest of Columbus, Ohio) comes together to watch The Ohio State University Buckeyes play football. Whether they win or lose on the field, we always try to create a winning tailgate menu which often includes Buckeyes. Who doesn’t love an excuse to get together and eat delicious food?! Buckeyes are traditionally made with powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter, chocolate and sometimes even shortening. We wanted to recreate the recipe so we could eat them and not feel as guilty!
Enter in – our Buckeye Bites.
Here is the recipe we created. Bonus: our kids don’t know the difference! Shh!!!
- 1 ½ c. old fashioned oats
- ½ c. peanut butter
- 2 scoops Propello Life Vanilla Bean Protein Powder
- 3 T. honey
- 1 t. vanilla
- Splash of coconut milk
- 1 bag dark chocolate chip
- 1 t. coconut oil
In a food processor or blender, blend all ingredients (except chocolate and coconut oil) until it sticks together. Roll into ¾ inch balls and place on parchment paper. While rolling the balls, create a double boiler to melt the chocolate (place a small pot with water on the stove, with a glass bowl on top). As the chocolate starts to melt, stir. Once completely melted, use a toothpick to dip the ball mostly into the chocolate leaving a small area uncovered to resemble our beloved buckeye nut. Place back on parchment paper to harden. You can also place the Buckeye Bites in the refrigerator to harden quicker.