Sweet and creamy peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate… these buckeyes are keto and low carb! Perfect for Christmas and the holidays, they’re easy to make and only use 6 ingredients. Based on my mother’s famous recipe.
Why This Recipe Is So Good
- These yummy treats are ideal for the holiday season and are also keto-friendly.
- They are so easy to make and are no-bake.
- Made with only 6 ingredients.
- They are perfect for serving to guests or giving as gifts throughout the holidays.
Keto Peanut Butter Treats
The holidays can be tricky to navigate if you are following a strict diet like keto, but I’m here to make your lift a little easier this season! Each of these buckeyes contains just 1g of net carbs, so they are a great option if you are in the mood for a treat but don’t want to ruin all of your hard work!
Make These No-Bake Snacks for Easy Entertaining
This recipe makes enough for a whopping 50 buckeyes and they only take about 20 minutes to make! They are a perfect treat to have in your fridge to serve to any unexpected guests over Christmas. They will keep well in the fridge for about a week, so they are great to take as gifts if someone else is hosting.
How to Make Them
To make these treats with the lowest carbs, here are a few ingredient suggestions for you:
- Make sure you use the lowest carb peanut butter you can find. Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Peanut Butter is the lowest in carbs that I’ve found, and doesn’t have any extra ingredients or added sugar.
- Unless you get the really really big bags, one bag of Swerve Confectioners is 12 ounces. You need 16 ounces for this recipe, which will take 1 ⅓ bags of Swerve. Make sure you have enough before you get started!
- Lily’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips are the lowest in carbs that I’ve found. Feel free to use your favorite chocolate here, though!
- You can use a small cookie scoop to get your peanut butter balls the same size. One with a release handle makes this whole process so much easier!
- To melt the chocolate, you can use a microwave or bain-marie.
- The buckeyes will take around 30 minutes to set in the fridge.
- You can keep these treats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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- Medium bowl
- Cookie scoop (optional)
- Microwave safe bowl
- Silicone spatula
- Toothpicks or fork
- Baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper
- Stir together peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, and Swerve confectioner’s sugar. Roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter, chilling if necessary to roll.
- Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium bowl. Microwave 60 seconds then stir well. Continue microwaving in 30-second bursts, stirring very well in between bursts, until chocolate is smooth and melted.
- One by one, stick a toothpick into the peanut butter ball, then dip into melted chocolate mixture, leaving only a bare circle at the top. Alternately, use a fork to dip peanut butter balls.
- Place on a baking sheet, lined with wax or parchment paper. While soft, remove toothpicks from buckeyes and smooth peanut butter to cover toothpick hole. Place baking sheet in refrigerator and chill until hardened.
- Make sure you use the lowest carb peanut butter you can find, with no added sugar.
- Lily’s Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips are the lowest in carbs that I’ve found.
- Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Peanut Butter is the lowest in carbs that I’ve found.
- Recipe makes about 52 buckeyes. Serving size for nutritional information is 1 buckeye.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.