Healthy Vegan Buckeyes

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Healthy Vegan Buckeyes

Healthy Vegan Buckeyes
Makes: 10-12 Balls• Total Time: 40 minutes

The healthiest buckeye candies, yet surprisingly absolutely delicious.

1.5 cups cooked chickpeas (1 can, drained)
12-15 large, soft medjool dates (or 30 deglet noor dates)
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup dairy-free dark
chocolate chips

1. In a food processor, process the dates for about 1 minute, until very smooth and they form a
sticky ball.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips. Process until smooth and fluffy.
It will be very thick, so it will take a lot of stopping and scraping. Keep at it until it looks well-
3. Form balls that are about 3/4 inch thick. You can make between 25-30 depending on size.
Wash your hands often to make them with the smoothest surface. It is a messy job. Put on a
plate (or two) and put them in the freezer for at least 20 minutes, until they are hard enough
that you can pick them up by piercing them with a toothpick.
4. Line a tray or plate with parchment or wax paper. Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the
microwave for 45-60 seconds. Stick a toothpick into a ball, and dip at least half way in the
chocolate. Place onto the plate. Dip all the buckeyes. Use your finger to smooth over the
toothpick hole. Sprinkle with a little salt if you like salted chocolate.
5. Let the dipped buckeyes harden in the freezer or fridge. Traditional buckeyes are stored in the
freezer, but we prefer these stored in the fridge so they are not quite so hard. They hold their
shape well because there is no butter in them which melts easily.

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