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An easy Peanut Butter Buckeyes recipe. While popular in Ohio, The Buckeye State, anyone can get excited about peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate!
Named for their uncanny resemblance to a Buckeye nut, these Peanut Butter Buckeyes are the sweet of choice for many Ohio State fans during football season.
However, even a devoted Badgers fan such as myself can enjoy a taste Ohio-themed treat now and again! Especially when the matter at hand involves peanut butter and chocolate.
How do you make Buckeye candy?
The peanut butter filling is a combination of melted white chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix these until combined, then roll into 1/4-inch balls.
Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
How do you dip Peanut Butter Balls in chocolate?
Next, using a toothpick, dip the peanut butter balls in melted chocolate.
By using a toothpick, and by only dipping them 50%, you get the signature Buckeye look.
Can you freeze homemade Buckeye candy?
Yes, these freeze really well!
Arrange the chocolate-dipped candies in a single layer on a baking sheet or plate and put in the freezer for 30 minutes, until frozen solid. Then, transfer to a freezer-safe bag and freeze up to 1 month.
Peanut Butter Buckeyes
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper. In a small bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips at 50 percent power until melted, stirring occasionally, about 1 minute. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- In a stand up mixer fitted with the paddle, beat peanut butter, the melted white chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt on medium speed, just until combined, about 1 minute. Roll the dough into 1 ¼ inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, microwave the semisweet chocolate chips at 50 percent power until melted, stirring occasionally, about 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Using a toothpick, dip chilled dough balls into the melted chocolate, leaving the top quarter uncovered. Return the balls to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Serve.
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