Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls

Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls

Published on Friday, December 08, 2023
Jessie Hulsey

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Dive into the holiday spirit with a playful twist on a beloved classic – our Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls! 

If you're looking for a delightful treat that's easy to make and gentle on your digestive system, you've just found it. Imagine the rich, creamy allure of Buckeye Balls meeting a satisfying crunch in every bite. Perfect for the festive season, these treats embody the timeless flavors of peanut butter and chocolate and introduce an exciting crispy element that elevates the experience!

What are Buckeye Balls?

Buckeye Balls are an iconic American confection known for their irresistible combination of creamy peanut butter and smooth chocolate. Originating from the Midwest, particularly Ohio, these sweet treats earned their name due to their striking resemblance to the nuts of the buckeye tree, which is the state tree of Ohio. The classic Buckeye Ball typically consists of a peanut butter filling, often sweetened and mixed with powdered sugar, shaped into small spheres, and then dipped or partially coated in melted chocolate. The result is a bite-sized, no-bake dessert that perfectly balances peanut butter's richness and chocolate's decadence.

These delectable treats have become perfect to share at holiday gatherings, tailgate parties, and other festive occasions, often loved for their simplicity and crowd-pleasing appeal. While the traditional recipe remains a favorite, various adaptations and creative twists have emerged over the years, allowing individuals to customize their Buckeye Balls to suit different tastes and dietary preferences!

Tips for Success

Achieving perfection with your Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls involves a few essential tips to ensure a delicious treat every time. Firstly, prioritize using Low FODMAP ingredients to align with digestive health goals. Brands like Enjoy Life offer Low FODMAP Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips and Dark Chocolate Morsels, perfect for dipping in and enhancing the overall dessert. 

A helpful tip for perfect and uniformly sized Buckeye Balls is to use a cookie scoop when portioning out the peanut butter filling. This ensures consistency in size, making the shaping process more efficient and resulting in a perfect batch!

Serving Suggestions

Elevate your entertaining game with Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls as a star feature on your party dessert platter. Their bite-sized allure makes them a perfect addition to a festive charcuterie board, adding a sweet dimension to the savory delights. As the holiday season approaches, share the joy by packing these delectable treats into holiday-themed boxes to gift to friends. Whether enjoyed in a communal setting or as delightful holiday surprises, the versatility of these buckeye balls makes them a delightful addition to any social gathering!


Customize your Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls with exciting variations to suit your taste preferences. Experiment with different nut butters, such as almond or sunflower seed butter, for a unique twist on the classic peanut butter filling. Add a hint of spice by incorporating a touch of cinnamon or a sprinkle of sea salt to elevate the flavor profile. 

If you're feeling adventurous, consider rolling the finished balls in crushed nuts or shredded coconut for an extra layer of texture. These variations provide endless possibilities, allowing you to tailor the recipe to your liking while staying true to your Low FODMAP goals.

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Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls

Indulge in the magic of the holidays with our irresistible Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls! This delicious recipe brings a playful twist to the classic treat, combining peanut butter's velvety richness with a satisfyingly crispy exterior. 

Servings: 18


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins





  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter and unsalted butter. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until the mixture is smooth and well-blended.
  2. Combine the Rice Krispie cereal and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Pour the peanut butter and butter mixture over the dry ingredients, stirring until evenly combined. The result should be a thick, uniform mixture.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, shape the mixture into small, bite-sized balls and place them on a parchment paper-lined tray.
  4. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt the Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.
  5. Carefully dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring an even coating. Return the coated balls to the parchment-lined tray.
  6. Allow the chocolate coating to set by placing the tray in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Once set, your Low FODMAP Crispy Buckeye Balls are ready to be enjoyed! 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 27%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7%
Sugars 16.5g
Protein 4.7g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


To prevent sticking, lightly spray your hands or the cookie scoop with cooking spray when shaping the peanut butter balls.

These Crispy Buckeye Balls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, making them an excellent make-ahead option for holiday gatherings.

Feel free to double or halve the recipe based on your needs, ensuring you have enough treats for every occasion.

Store your Crispy Buckeye Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week to maintain their freshness and crispy texture