Recipe By Angela J.
Published Dec 14th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 366.1

Peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. They look like buckeye nuts. Absolutely delicious!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine the melted butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and the vanilla together and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper.
  2. 2 In the top half of a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly. Use a toothpick to dip balls into the melted chocolate, leaving a small uncovered area so balls resemble buckeyes. Place balls on waxed paper. Use fingers to blend in toothpick holes. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 366.1
  • Carbohydrate 41.1 g
  • Cholesterol 13.6 mg
  • Fat 22.3 g
  • Fiber 2.4 g
  • Protein 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Sodium 137.3 mg
  • Sugar 36.9 g


  1. Made these for the holidays and they were a real hit! Everyone who had some asked for more. :-)
  2. My family really loves buckeye balls. I make them every year. I really like it when they are really smooth and just melt in your mouth. I used 3 sticks of butter and 2 cups of peanut butter and 5 cups of powdered sugar. I chilled the mixture overnight and used a 1 tbsp cookie - Read more ...
  3. OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I followed the tip of using 3 cups of powdered sugar. These were disappeared much faster than they should have! This recipe is definitely a keeper!
  4. Thanks to everyone who reviewed before me, they were a snap to put together, have great consistency and taste absolutely delicious! First of all, I don't know if anyone else has done this, but I used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. It was definitely great! (and I didn't have to add anything extra to - Read more ...
  5. Great recipe! Very sweet and a great consistency. This was the first time I have ever made Buckeyes so I think I made a mistake adding the melted butter directly to the powdered sugar because I had little bits of pure sugar and butter. I will definitely use this recipe in the future! Since my - Read more ...
  6. I make these often. Have cut the receipe down because they make so many, I make the balls after I blend the mixture, Then I insert a sturdy toothpick into them and then I put them in the freezer for thirty minutes. This makes the toothpick strong so when you cover in chocolate the toothpick - Read more ...
  7. Excellent recipe. Since I buy my confectioners sugar in large quantities I will note for others 1 lb confectioners sugar equals 3 and one half cups. I like to make this recipe using 3 and one quarter cups confectioners sugar. The mixmaster really expedites the binding of the ingredients. Also I used the chocolate candy - Read more ...
  8. I also used the Dark Chocolate Disks and found it much easier to do. I don't have a double boiler. I bought three bags and just microwaved them! When the chocolate started to cool and harden I jsut remicrowaved it. Worked like a charm! Also a tip for the crumbling. REALLY refrigerate them before you - Read more ...
  9. I'm not sure if maybe I measured something wrong but the consistency of these didn't really work. Since they were good I will try making them again but with a bit more powdered sugar to make them harder. After putting them in the fridge for a few hours I took them out to roll them - Read more ...
  10. Hi this recipe was so easy to make. Everyone loved it too. My only problem was that they turned out a little dry in the middle. Then I heard that if you want them to be dry you need to use Reduced Fat Peanut Butter which is what I did. So keep that in mind - Read more ...

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