How to Make Double Chocolate Protein Buckeyes

Fat 7 Carbs 12 Protein 4
Yield 24 buckeyes 1x


  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter, drippy*
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 scoops Organic Fuel Chocolate Whey Protein Powder (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Place peanut butter, dates, protein powder, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt in a high-speed food processor. Process on high until you’ve pulverized the dates and created a dough-like consistency. Depending on how drippy your peanut butter is and how soft your dates are, you may need to add a teaspoon or two of water. You want your dough to be a similar consistency to cookie dough.
  2. Next, scoop out a tablespoon of dough at a time and roll between your palms. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all dough is gone. You should get around 24 balls.
  3. Once all balls have been rolled, transfer baking sheet into the freezer for 20 minutes.
  4. While the balls are in the freezer, make your chocolate coating.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips in a small bowl. Melt in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, stopping to stir a few times so it doesn’t burn.
  6. Once balls have firmed up, remove from freezer. Use a fork to dip balls into chocolate, coating almost completely, but leaving a hole at the top for the “buckeye.”
  7. Tap fork on the side of the bowl so that you can remove as much excess chocolate as possible. Then, use a wooden skewer or toothpick to slide buckeye off of your fork and back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until you’ve coated all balls.
  8. Place sheet back into the freezer for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

Tips & Notes

  • We recommend using an all-natural, drippy peanut butter for this recipe. We prefer Kirkland, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s brands of all-natural peanut butter.
  • Make sure the medjool dates you are using are fresh and soft.
  • Store these buckeyes in the freezer for up to 3 months. We like to place the already frozen buckeyes into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag.
  • Nutrition is calculated with only 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil because you will have some chocolate leftover.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 buckeye Calories: 124 Sugar: 9 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 12 Fiber: 2 Protein: 4
Author: Lee Hersh