Paleo Buckeyes

This might be the best paleo treat I’ve ever made. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but these things were amazeballs. If you’ve never had a Buckeye before, what have you been doing with your life?  Seriously.

I dropped my iPhone in water last night. HALP. It worked fine after it happened, but this morning I can’t send texts/make calls. All the other things work though. What do I do?! Is there any hope?!I’ve been desperately Googling solutions all morning and have no clue what to do. I just turned it off and am currently praying to the Apple gods that they have mercy on me and let it work again. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, DEAR APPLE GODS. Maybe if I make them some of these Buckeyes they would be more willing to help me? I can’t afford a new phone, but I can pay them in paleo treats. Good plan, right? No? Cool.

Isn’t it sad how reliant we are on smartphones these days? I’ll straight up admit it; I feel naked right now without a functioning phone. What if I need to make an emergency phone call? What if someone needs to make an emergency call to me? Ok, let’s be real. No one’s calling me in any type of emergency situation. But you get what I mean. What the hell did people do before cell phones?

Ok I’ll stop whining. And maybe eat some more of these to make me feel better. With some Chocolate Peanut Butter “Buckeye” Ice Cream. That’ll do the trick.




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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: dessert


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or dark chocolate chips)


  1. Combine almond flour, sunflower seed butter, honey, and vanilla.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Place in freezer to harden for about an hour.
  4. Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over LOW heat, continuously stirring, being careful not to burn (this is easy to do so make sure heat starts on LOW and you keep stirring!)
  5. Using a toothpick, dip balls 3/4 way into chocolate, leaving a small amount uncovered at the top.
  6. Place balls back into fridge/freezer to harden chocolate.
  7. Once hardened, cover up holes from toothpick by carefully rubbing over them with your finger.

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  3. Janelle November 30, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply

    Did you try putting your phone in a bowl of uncooked rice? Yeah I know you probably don’t have any rice in your house if you’re like me, but I’ve heard that helps dry it out. Oh yeah, one more thing…GO BLUE! ;-)

  4. Lisa November 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I made these with natural peanut butter and almond meal and they turned out great.

  5. Katie December 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm Reply

    I am beyond excited to try these! I’m going to make them for the National Championship game for my Houston Buckeye friends. :) Thanks for sharing. Go Bucks!

  6. Kelli December 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm Reply

    What about replacing the almond butter with coconut butter? Would that make the filling too mushy?

    • Taylor December 13, 2013 at 11:07 am Reply

      Unfortunately I think it would get too mushy!

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  8. Matt January 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm Reply

    I’m currently a student at OSU and these will be perfect for game day parties. Keep up the great work – I love reading your blog and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

  9. Leah March 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm Reply

    These look amazing! Could coconut flour be substituted for the almond flour?

  10. Leah March 27, 2014 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Can coconut flour be used instead of almond flour?

    • Taylor March 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm Reply

      Unfortunately not :( The two have really different consistencies and densities, so they don’t typically substitute well

      • Leah March 27, 2014 at 10:49 pm Reply

        Bummer. Thanks for the quick reply!

  11. Candy April 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm Reply

    I just made these with cashew butter in place of the sunflower seed butter. I like them better without the chocolate! :)

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