Buckeye Candy

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  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1.   In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

2.   Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

3.   Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.

4.   Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 331 | Total Fat: 19.4g | Cholesterol: 16m


  1. acilius

     /  January 13, 2011

    Those are delicious! I used to know a lot of people who made them.

  2. Herman Vandecauter

     /  January 14, 2011

    I am used to send such links to my wife’s email in the hope that……., but genderly speaking I realise that it’s an unfair process. So the day that she will start to play the ukulele I’ll try to make this recipe!

  3. acilius

     /  January 14, 2011

    It works the opposite way in our house. If the Believer thinks I’m about to start playing the ukulele, she goes into action.

  4. believer1

     /  January 14, 2011

    I am about to try the recipe.

  5. acilius

     /  January 25, 2011

    They were delicious! Thanks very much.

  6. One of the best candies ever made! LOVE these…posted them on my food blog too 🙂

  7. acilius

     /  February 2, 2011

    That’s a great post, Tarrah, thanks for sharing!

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