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These Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls are a delicious coconut candy treat. Peanut Butter Buckeyes are rich chocolate-covered balls that make for a delicious dessert or holiday gift.  

Chocolate goodness with a sweet peanut butter center makes this homemade chocolate candy tasty and so easy to make!

Peanut Butter Buckeyes on plate

Why This Recipe?

This delicious and easy buckeye recipe is quick to put together with just a few simple ingredients. No need for a food processor, double boiler, or mixer to make these fun chocolate candies.

The result is a soft and creamy candy with a rich peanut butter flavor that is delicious. It tastes like a Reese’s candy

These sweet peanut butter balls not only make a fun candy treat for game nights and parties, and are also great as an edible homemade gift to give at holiday time.

Buckeye Balls Candy

These are so tasty to enjoy for game night too!

 

Buckeye Balls Candy Recipe Easy

 

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Buckeye Balls Candy Ingredients

confectioners’ sugar

butter

creamy peanut butter

semisweet chocolate chips

pure vanilla extract

vegetable shortening or coconut oil

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • large bowl
  • small microwave-safe bowl.
  • baking sheet
  • toothpicks
  • spoon
  • wax paper or parchment

How to Make Buckeye Balls

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Line baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, peanut butter, and butter until smooth.

 

mixing batter for buckeyes

3. Roll the peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls. Be sure to round out the balls and place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes Step 2

4. Place a toothpick in each ball.  Freeze for 20 min or chill for an hour.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes Step 3

5. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for 30 seconds on High and stir. Return to microwave and warm chocolate by heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is smooth and melted

dipping buckeyes in melted chocolate

5. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip off and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set. Repeat for remaining balls. Let set or return to the freezer for a few minutes.

Buckeyes dipped in chocolate

 

Can You Freeze the Buckeye Balls?

You can freeze them.

Recipe Variations and Notes

  • Leave the bottom of the buckeyes chocolate-free for an authentic buckeye look.
  • You can make these with crunchy peanut butter for a fun twist.
  • Make these with white chocolate chips for a fun variation.
  • Add chopped nuts or colored sprinkles to the tops of the balls for a festive look. 

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Balls can be placed in the fridge for 4 days or freezer up to 30 days after being made for an easy sweet treat.
  • Use a fork if you don’t have toothpicks to dip balls into the chocolate coating. 
  • Serve buckeyes at room temperature.

Serving, Storage & Leftover Suggestions

  • Store covered in an airtight container.

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

A delicious chocolate and peanut butter candy that makes for a fun holiday dessert or gift idea.
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buckeye balls, buckeyes, candies, candy recipe, chocolate chips, peanut butter
Cool Time 1 hour
Servings 15
Calories 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4. cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoons shortening

Instructions

  • Line baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and butter until smooth.
  • Roll the peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls. Be sure to round out the balls and place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  • Place a toothpick in each ball.
  • Freeze for 20 min or chill for an hour.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for 30 seconds on High and stir.
  • Return to microwave and warm chocolate by heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is smooth and melted
  • Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip off and and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set. Repeat for remaining balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

We hope you loved this buckeye candy recipe. These homemade treats are a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season

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Lori

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Recipe calls for a teaspoon of vanilla but is not included in the directions.

Raquel

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Good catch Lori! Thank you for letting me know. I have updated the directions.