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Inside Out Buckeyes

Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • flaky sea salt to top optional

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine the peanuts, vanilla extract, and salt. Process until the mixture becomes peanut butter. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth. Add the cocoa and process until well combined.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in the powdered sugar. The mixture should become a dough. You want it to hold its shape. Roll into small (roughly 2 tablespoon size) balls. Top with flaky sea salt if using. Insert a toothpick into each and freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil. You can do this either in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Use the toothpicks to dip the balls into the chocolate and place on a plate covered in wax paper. Allow the chocolate to set. You can speed this up if you want to pop them in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe Notes

You can use store-bought peanut butter if you prefer. Either buy chocolate peanut butter or make your own by stirring some cocoa in (this may work best in a food processor). You may need to to add more powdered sugar if you go this route, but just mix until you get the consistency you need to form balls and you're good.