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Delectable Dairy-Free Buckeyes Candy Recipe

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Buckeye candies with a holiday setting

These dairy-free Buckeyes are so easy and yummy! You can also make this treat even more allergy-friendly by using sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. A traditional holiday favorite candy that everyone can enjoy!

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Dairy-Free Buckeyes


1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (or SunButter)

1/2 cup Earth Balance buttery spread, softened

4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, Earth Balance, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with your hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using approximately 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on a prepared pan and refrigerate or freeze.

2. Melt chocolate bars in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, then remove from heat.

3. Remove peanut butter balls from refrigerator or freezer. Insert a wooden toothpick (or wooden skewer) into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate, leaving a small circle at the top uncoated. Place dipped Buckeyes on a parchment-lined baking sheet, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.


  • The number of chocolate bars will depend on how many Buckeyes you make. If using 10 candy bars for this recipe, you should have a little melted chocolate left over to make a small amount of chocolate-covered pretzels or candy bark.

  • You can make the peanut butter centers several days in advance and freeze them. Dipping the frozen peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate makes them less likely to fall apart.

  • Store in the refrigerator until a bit before serving or ready to gift.

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