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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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Servings 15
Calories 305kcal


  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar confectioners' sugar
  • ¾. cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoons shortening


  • 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.


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