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Healthy (Harvest) Buckeyes.

These Healthy Harvest Buckeyes (harvest for the healthy ingredients loaded into these buckeyes) are a combo of beans, applesauce, pumpkin, vanilla, salt and peanut butter. I know, sounds so gross, but I promise you'll taste zero pumpkin and zero applesauce. The beans just add a creamy texture, no taste at all. DO NOT BE FREAKED. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Refridgerate55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 35 Buckeyes
Calories: 79kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line two cookie sheets with wax paper.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the cannellini beans and puree until mostly smooth. Add the applesauce, pumpkin, coconut oil and vanilla. Puree until completely smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes, scrapping down the sides if needed. Add the peanut butter and salt, process another minute.
  • Scoop 1/2 tablespoon size amounts of dough out and roll into a rough ball. Place on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, cover the pans and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the balls from the fridge and roll them once more between your hands to smooth the balls out. Stick a toothpick into the top of each ball. Cover the cookie sheets and place them in the freezer for at least 45 minutes, but not too much longer than an hour.
  • Just before removing the balls from the freezer melt the chocolate over a double broiler or in the microwave.
  • Working with one ball at a time, dip the frozen balls into the chocolate leaving a small opening at the top so the peanut butter can peak out. Place the balls back on the cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining balls. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. These are best straight out of the fridge with some cold milk!

Notes

*I used an organic brand of pumpkin that is very thick and not pourable at all. This helped my dough firm up. If you are using a canned pumpkin that is pourable, you may need to add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of white whole wheat or regular flour to help the dough firm up. You will not taste they flour at all.

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.2mg