Buckeye Balls

Hmmm, I hope you’re not thinking what I think your thinking!…LOL.  A great sweet to eat this is.  Easy to–the kiddos would enjoy this!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 3 1/2 cups powedered sugar
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon solid vegatable shortening (optional)


Combine the melted butter, powedered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla in a large bowl and stir until well blended and smooth.  Chill for 2 hours, or until firm enough to easily handle.  Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a sheet of wax paper.  Melt the chocolate chips and shortening, if using, in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth.  (The shortening makes the chocolate shiny.) With a thin skewer or a toothpick, spear each ball and dip it into the melted chocolate, leaving a small area uncovered to make it look like a buckeye nut.  Place the dipped balls back on the wax paper to cool and remove the toothpicks.  Drip a bit of melted chocolate over the holes make by the toothpicks.  Chill until firm.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

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    Holly says

    These are the BEST peanut butter chocolately goodness you will ever put in your mouth!

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    Jen says

    This was one of our favorite things that my grandma used to make for us! Her recipe called for parafin wax though, so I’m glad to have one that doesn’t require all that! Thanks!

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    Anna says

    This is a staple in my Christmas cookie set. YUM.

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    Andy says

    Although I hate anything with the word buckeye in the name (I’m a Michigan fan), these are incredible.

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    Shannon says

    YummMM!! This recipe looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this! I’m glad I stumbled upon this site!

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    Alyson says

    I have made these in the past and they are DELICIOUS!! Yummy! Thanks for reminding me of them (and providing the recipe).

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    Elizabeth says

    Even though I live in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State and therefore shouldn’t have anything at all to do with anything called “Buckeye” (LOL), I LOVE THESE. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Shannon says

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    stori clement says

    Love to make things with my kids, these sound really good. No picture though.

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    Cathy Strempke says

    This has no photos.

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    lori Kibble says

    this has no photos
    but sounds YUMMY!!!!!

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    Anna B. says

    Thank you! Thank you!
    I have been trying to find an easy and simple way to make Buckeye candy for a long time.
    This is simple, easy, and just what I have been looking for!
    I have a friend who lives about 1000 miles away, and she loves chocolate and peanut butter candy. Now I can send this receipe to her, and as she is not kitchen compatible, even she can make this wonderful candy…LOL

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    Amy B. says

    This recipe is just the right size for my daughter and i to make together. thank you.

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    Kit says

    I think there is a misprint on the amount of semisweet chocolate chips–it says 2 cups but then says 2 oz. Probably should be 12 oz?

    My grandma always made these–they are delicious. Hard to go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!