Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls

If you have never had these...watch out they are addicting! They resemble a Reese Peanut Butter cup only better! They are SO easy! There is no baking


When I was little I use to make these candies with my grandma. It is a memory I cherish to this day, and every time I make them, I think of her.

They are named after the buckeye nut from the Ohio state tree becasue they resemble them in the way they look. If you are making them for a certain holiday you can sprinkle them with colored sprinkles for that holiday color like red & green for Christmas or orange for Halloween.

I like to use creamy peanut butter, but you can use crunchy if you like that better. These make great desert appetizers, or gifts for the holidays, in case you don't feel like making cookies. I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!

Total Servings: 20 Total Cost: $3.00

1 16oz Jar of Creamy Peanut Butter-or crunchy
1 Box of Confectioners Sugar
1 12oz bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 stick of real Butter-softened
1 tsp Vanilla

  • In a bowl mix together your peanut butter, Sugar, Butter, and Vanilla with a hand mixer
  • Once completely mixed, form balls with your hands, the size of a walnut
  • Place balls on foil or parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  • Stick toothpicks into each buckeye
  • Place balls into refrigerator, to get them firm, approximately 20-30 minutes
  • Place chocolate chips into a bowl, microwave for 1 minute
  • Stir and make sure chocolate is really hot
  • If not microwave for another minute
  • Dip balls into chocolate one at a time, place back onto foil
  • If chocolate starts to cool, place in microwave every few minutes to heat for 30 sec
  • Once all balls are dipped, place them back into fridge, until ready to serve
  • These can even be frozen for another day


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