Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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.

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! 

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.

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Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

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! 

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.

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! 

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.

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! 

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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! 
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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips (4 ounces)
  • 2 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (12 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)

Instructions

  1. 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. 

  2. 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 1/4 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. 

  3. In a medium bowl, microwave the semisweet chocolate chips at 50 percent power until melted, stirring occasionally, about 1 1/2 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.

Recipe Notes

Buckeyes may be refrigerated for up to one week, or frozen for up to one month.

Adapted from Cook's Country Eats Local

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6 comments

  1. safe to say these were an explosion of awesomeness in our mouths! super easy to make an a party favorite now

  2. Do the buckeye balls have to be dipped in chocolate?

    • No, but they won’t look like Buckeyes if you don’t. Did you want to dip them in something else, or do you just want to devour the peanut butter part? Rhetorical question, your peanut butter plans are none of my business. :D -Meggan

  3. Thank you so much for such a prompt reply. I know it probably sounded kind of weird, but believe it or not I’m not to keen on chocolate. Do you have any ideas as to what I could dip them in?

  4. After that snappy answer I won’t be asking any more questions. You could have just said you don’t have any ideas or that decision was up to me. Don’t bother replying I’ll not visit this sight again.

    • I’m so sorry! I was at a birthday party all day. I was going to say white chocolate (which is not really chocolate, but you might not like that either), or some kind of melted candy coating (like those Wilton baking chips). Especially if you could flavor the melted candies with something, like banana. Or a salted caramel drizzle would be nice, if you like peanut butter and caramel together. I’m sorry again for not replying sooner. My last idea is to roll them in toasted coconut. I understand if you won’t be back to the site. Take care. -Meggan

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