Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes my friends. This snack is high in protein and made with peanut butter (duh), peanut butter powder, a touch of maple syrup and dipped in dark chocolate!
This recipe is a real gem, and for reals it’s pretty healthy.
Okay, can we talk daylight savings time because it is kicking my butt. If we think it’s hard for adults to wake up an hour earlier… this kid thing is real hard. Yeah so the waking up part doesn’t matter for him, but it’s the going to bed earlier part that is doing me in. Last night he didn’t get to bed until close to 11pm!!! REALLY KID? And mind you this kid doesn’t nap much so he’s got to be tired. If you watched my Instastories yesterday, that car seat nap was all I got.
So that means mama didn’t get to bed until after midnight. Yep, I most definitely slept through that 5am workout alarm clock. I like to do the 6am CrossFit class because it’s typically before the babe wakes up and before Eric heads into the office. So childcare and peace and quiet are covered and my two reasons for waking up before the sun to workout….
but the last two days early workouts haven’t happened.
But Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes are happening with a side of coffee. I had to pop into share this gem of a recipe with you this morning because peanut butter and chocolate and healthy. One of these balls is seriously like eating a spoonful of PB with chocolate on top… oh and 4 grams of protein per bite. Now that’s a fit recipe!
If you have littles at home, is daylight savings time a challenge for them too? How do you get them to go to sleep earlier??? I LOVE hearing from you– so hit reply to this email or leave a note in the comments below.Print
- In small bowl, mix together peanut butter, powdered peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Line small baking sheet with parchment paper and roll peanut butter mixture into little 13 uniform balls placing them on the baking sheet to set.
- In small microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and coconut oil for 20-30 seconds until melted.
- Dip peanut butter ball into chocolate to coat one side and return to parchment paper to dry. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Store in airtight container and keep refrigerated until serving.
- Serving Size: 1 buckeye
- Calories: 117
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 35mg
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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