Recipe By Sally Forsythe
Published May 30th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 - 4 dozen Calories 400.4

These are like little peanut butter and chocolate balls. You basically mix it all up together. It is a perfect recipe to do at a sleepover or for parties. It is pretty simple and it really doesn’t take too long. It takes about as long as chocolate chip cookies do, maybe a little longer, but if you love chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love this.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 You'll need wax paper, a double boiler, a cookie pan, and a medium bowl. In the medium size bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar (mixture will be stiff).
  2. 2 Shape into balls and place on a pan covered with wax paper. Place into the refrigerator.
  3. 3 In double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening. Pour into bowl and dip balls with chocolate. Refrigerate for thirty minutes until chocolate is firm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 400.4
  • Carbohydrate 45.5 g
  • Cholesterol 13.6 mg
  • Fat 24.4 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 6.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 10 g
  • Sodium 137.9 mg
  • Sugar 40.8 g


  1. This is one of those recipes we seem to only make for Christmas. My son said he loved these so I made them for a snack for an after school snack! I scaled the recipe back to 9 servings and easily got 18-20 1" sized balls. I also put them in the freezer for 5 - Read more ...
  2. This was an awesome addition to my yearly Christmas cookie collection. All the reeses lovers couldn't get enought of these. Very easy to make.I do recommend keeping them small so you get just the right amout of chocolate with the peanut butter. Thanks for the fabulous recipe
  3. I am the mother of 7 boys and the wife a an Ohio State Buckeye fan...buckeyes have been a favorite in our family ...i tried this recipe and must confess that it is WONDERFUL ! it is easy and the measurements are perfect. ( using the calculator for ALL RECIPES, i did alter the recipe - Read more ...
  4. GREAT RECIPE!!! I found this recipe 4 years ago on this website and it is all the rave at all my parties and cookie exchanges! I always double the recipe because everyone loves them. Plus they are so easy to make. I always use a toothpick when dipping the balls in the chocolate and them - Read more ...
  5. Yum! Perfect extremely addictive recipe! I made these into bars instead of the usual buckeye shapes by spreading the peanut butter dough into a pan and topping with the chocolate and they came out really well although the chocolate was too hard to cut easily. I think next time I make bars I will add - Read more ...
  6. The shortening added to the chocolate was to over powering. It made the chocalate taste terrible. Irecommend reducing the amount of shortening by at least half.
  7. I absolutely love this recipe.My husband is from Ohio and has been eating Buckeyes for years he tells me this is the best recipe yet. My friends and family cannot get enough and I cannot praise this recipe enough!!!! A MUST try!!!
  8. I used a little less sugar. These treats are always well received.
  9. Excellent recipe. Very easy very well explained and DELICIOUS! I loved that the chocolate covering used shortening instead of wax! I definitely give this recipe 5!!!

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