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Featured Allergy-Free Recipe: Peanut-Free "Mock" Buckeyes

Allergy-Free Dessert Recipe: Mock Buckeyes
A peanut-free version for chocolate lovers!
Recipe Information  
Category: Candy
# of Servings: 30 candies
Recipe Created By: Cristi Schwamb
  • Ingredients  
  • 3  Tbs  softened margarine or softened (or melted) coconut oil
    1/2  cup  sunflower seed butter such as Sunbutter®
    1  cup  sifted powdered sugar
    1  cup (approx)  semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Instructions
  • Stir margarine, sunflower seed butter and powdered sugar together. If the mixture is too sticky to handle, you can knead in a little extra powdered sugar, one spoonful at a time, until the consistency is a bit firmer and doesn't make a mess all over your

    Divide dough into small balls. Refrigerate (or freeze) for a while so that they aren't so sticky. Put a glass measuring cup full of chocolate chips into microwave for a minute or so -- stirring every 30 seconds. Dip balls into melted chocolate and place on waxed paper. Chill until firm.

    For an Easter version of Mock Buckeyes, divide the dough balls into small egg-shapes. After dipping each candy into the chocolate and chilling, wrap in colored foil.

    Makes about 30 candies.
  • Comments  
  • Mock BuckeyesOriginal "Buckeyes" are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. This version can be made safe for peanut allergy, milk allergy and soy allergy.
    Photo courtesy of Kristin Johnston
  • Substitutions  
  • Note: Containers of sunflower seed butter can have soy cross contamination issues. If you need to avoid soy, you can make your own sunflower seed butter using peanut free sunflower seed kernels. Always verify the safety of the product for your allergy issues.

    To make this dairy-free, use dairy-free margarine and chocolate chips.
    To make this soy-free, use coconut oil or soy-free margarine, soy-free chocolate chips, and soy-free sunflower butter.
    To make this corn-free, use corn-free margarine or coconut oil, and corn-free powdered sugar.
     This recipe is free of:
     Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut  Corn
     Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame  


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