BUCKEYES (Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls)

Buckeyes (chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls) Recipe

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Teresa G


Everyone loves this delicious, special occasion candy. Great treat for Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you make these, just be sure to start very early in the day or the day before.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Yield: About 10 dozen
2 Hr
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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2 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 c
creamy peanut butter (do not use freshly ground or old-fashioned style)
1/4 c
unsalted butter (1/2 stick),room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 lb
semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (or chips)

How to Make BUCKEYES (Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls)


  • 1Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl to blend.
  • 2Cover and refrigerate 4 hrs. or overnight.
  • 3Form mixture into 3/4 inch diameter balls.
  • 4Place on baking sheet and freeze 1 hr.
  • 5Line additional baking sheets with waxed paper.
  • 6Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over barely simmering water, stirring until smooth.
  • 7Remove from over water.
  • 8Take 1/4 of the peanut butter balls from freezer.
  • 9Stick a toothpick in one and dip into chocolate, coating 3/4 of the ball; let excess chocolate drip back into pan.
  • 10Place chocolate side down on prepared sheet.
  • 11Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls.
  • 12Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.
  • 13Place each in a paper candy cup or mini muffin liner; store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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About BUCKEYES (Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls)

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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