Snickerdoodle Buckeyes: Rich peanut butter buckeyes are given a snickerdoodle makeover! Naturally gluten free and vegan and an easy dessert for your holiday celebrations! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Snickerdoodle Buckeyes (gluten free & vegan)

Welcome to Oat Week – Christmas Edition! This post is sponsored by my wonderful friends over at Bob’s Red Mill – we’re using their Gluten Free Oat Flour for these Snickerdoodle Buckeyes!

Hi, friends! I’m coming to you on a Sunday for a veeeeerrrry special reason…

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We’re celebrating two birthdays today: mine & Fooduzzi’s!!

Yep, I started Fooduzzi on my birthday exactly two years ago today. I quickly texted my then-best friend/now-boyfriend, Mark, to tell him I had done it, he subsequently freaked out, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Fooduzzi and I have been through a lot together. It has pushed me to sharpen my recipe development and photography skills. It has allowed me to do one of my all-time favorite things: write. It has allowed me to work with some of my all-time favorite brands. And it has connected me with so many amazing readers, fellow bloggers, and full-out foodies over the world wide web.

I have such an exciting 2017 planned, and I’m so incredibly honored you’re along for the ride.

Thank you so much for everything.

Snickerdoodle Buckeyes: Rich peanut butter buckeyes are given a snickerdoodle makeover! Naturally gluten free and vegan and an easy dessert for your holiday celebrations! || fooduzzi.com recipe

But enough mushiness…let’s talk SNICKERDOODLE BUCKEYES.

Buckeyes have always been one of my fave Christmas “cookies.” In fact, just a few years ago, my mom and I mixed, rolled, and dipped nearly 150 of them for a cookie swap. That was a bit crazy, but I was in my happy place because, is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate and the magic of the holidays? Absolutely not.

But these. These buckeyes get a little Christmas makeover with the addition of some snickerdoodle flava. I heart snickerdoodles so much because I’m a cinnamon fiend, so there really isn’t anything better. We’re also rolling the cinnamony-peanut buttery balls in some cinnamon sugar, making them even more addictive and snickerdoodle-y.

Side note: I want my whole life to be more snickerdoodle-y.

But these buckeye balls! I’m in love. It’s a simple mixture of peanut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and the ingredient that holds all of that goodness together: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour. It is the PERFECT binder here because it doesn’t impart any flavor, yet it firms up our buckeye balls. It’s almost the texture of the inside of a peanut butter egg, aka. the most delicious candy out there.

Oh, and then we’ll dip our cinnamon-sugar-rolled balls in dark chocolate and hello I’m in love.

Snickerdoodle Buckeyes: Rich peanut butter buckeyes are given a snickerdoodle makeover! Naturally gluten free and vegan and an easy dessert for your holiday celebrations! || fooduzzi.com recipe

I hope you love these cinnamon-peanut butter delights just as much as we did. They truly do make my holiday/birthday season just that more festive and wonderful.

Enjoy, friends!

Snickerdoodle Buckeyes (gluten free & vegan)

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Prep: Yield: 15-16 ballsTotal:

Rich peanut butter buckeyes are given a snickerdoodle makeover! Naturally gluten free and vegan and perfect for your holiday celebrations!

You'll Need...

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, plus 2 Tbsp. for the topping if desired
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar (optional)
  • For topping:
  • 2 Tbsp. organic evaporated cane juice/coarse sugar/coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2.5 oz. vegan dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Melt peanut butter. Add it to a bowl with maple syrup, 2 Tbsp. oat flour, cinnamon, and cream of tartar. Mix to combine; the mixture should come together in a ball and should be smooth. If the mixture isn't coming together, add another Tbsp. of oat flour.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Set aside.
  3. Roll peanut butter mixture into small balls (I got 15-16 balls out of the batch). Roll each ball in the sugar/cinnamon mixture, and place on a parchment-lined plate. Place in the freezer to set for about an hour.
  4. Meanwhile, melt your dark chocolate.
  5. Once the buckeyes are set, remove them from the freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate with a toothpick, leaving the tops exposed (see photos). Set each buckeye back on the parchment-lined plate and set in the fridge to set. Store buckeyes in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Snickerdoodle Buckeyes: Rich peanut butter buckeyes are given a snickerdoodle makeover! Naturally gluten free and vegan and an easy dessert for your holiday celebrations! || fooduzzi.com recipe

A very special thank you goes to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post and for supplying me with some of their delicious gluten free products that I love for this recipe! All opinions are my own.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full December 18, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and Fooduzzi!!! Sending lots of hugs <3

  • Reply Liz December 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Yayyyy happy birthday to both of you!!! Such a great recipe for today :)

  • Reply sonia December 18, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Cool! HBD!!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It December 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Omg a DOUBLE birthday aaaand buckeyes?! You have it made today! ;) Happy birthday to you and your blog, you deserve all the cocktails and cake! Cheers to many many more!!!

  • Reply Mason December 19, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    Hey Alexa! These look amazing! I’m curious though, about the function of the cream of tartar in this recipe.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] December 31, 2016 at 9:32 AM

      Hey, Mason! It’s totally optional, but traditional snickerdoodles are made with cream of tartar, so I added just a touch in here. The strong peanut butter flavor pretty much covers that flavor up.

  • Reply Rebecca | NOURISHED. December 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Happy Birthday Alexa!! These are the perfect birthday treat :)

  • Reply Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition December 20, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    I LOVE buckeyes.. and snickerdoodles! So obviously I’m drooling over this recipe. Hope you had a great birthday, girl!

  • Reply Devan @ Eating with Emmy Lou December 21, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!!! Can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2017! :)

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] December 31, 2016 at 9:33 AM

      Thank you so much, Devan! I definitely have a delicious year planned for 2017 :)

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