Easy Buckeyes

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This Easy Buckeyes Recipe consists of a delicious peanut butter mixture, frozen and dipped in melted chocolate. SO easy (only 5 ingredients!!) yet SO delicious!

This tasty treat is for all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there! If you like this Buckeyes recipe, you’ll definitely need to try Buckeye Brownies! Or any of our other peanut butter-chocolate desserts, like chocolate peanut butter bars, or peanut butter cup cookies.

Buckeye balls in white bowl

Delicious Peanut butter-chocolate treats

GUYS! Am I the only one who has never heard of Buckeyes?? So glad my sister introduced them to me because they are a new favorite! When I saw this Easy Buckeyes Recipe on the menu for our baking day, I had no idea what they were. I quickly realized how sad my life has been without these delicious, melt in your mouth peanut butter and chocolate treats.

What is a buckeye? These tasty little treats got their name because they resemble the nut of the Ohio Buckeye Tree, the state tree of Ohio. For this reason, this dessert is especially popular in the state of Ohio.

They’re really similar to Peanut Butter Balls, except that they’re not entirely covered in chocolate, leaving some of the peanut butter showing. Some people consider Buckeyes candy, and others consider them cookies! Regardless of how you categorize them, these peanut butter-chocolatey treats will not leave you disappointed.

buckeye candy peanut butter filling frozen on a sheet pan

How to make Buckeyes

As if they weren’t already amazing, they are crazy simple to make. It only takes FIVE ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips

PB FILLING. Begin by mixing together your peanut butter, softened butter, vanilla and powdered sugar, in a large bowl. Roll into 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet, lined with wax paper. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball and chill in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes, or until firm.

CHOCOLATE. Just before removing from freezer, melt chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over lowest heat. Stir frequently until smooth.

DIP. Using your toothpick, dip each frozen peanut butter ball in chocolate, leaving a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top. Place on cookie sheet and remove toothpick. You may smooth over the hole left from the toothpick with your fingertip.

CHILL. Refrigerate until ready to serve, and then be careful not to devour all of these little goodies, because they’re DELISH!

Why do you use so much powdered sugar? The recipe does call for 6 cups of powdered sugar. That might seem like a lot but it will really help keep the peanut butter ball intact and not crumbling apart. So make sure to use all of the 6 cups of that tasty powdered sugar!

Peanut Butter Buckeyes dipped in chocolate

Dip in chocolate, and let set!

Storage Tips

How to store peanut butter buckeyes? Store these peanut butter buckeyes in the fridge in an airtight container. These will keep for up to two weeks. You can keep them at room temperature but just for a few hours. They should stay long term in the fridge.

Can Buckeyes be frozen? Yes, these freeze wonderfully! Store them in an airtight plastic bag with a zip top. You can keep them in the freezer for several months until you’re ready to eat them! These are great to make ahead for holiday parties, football game nights, or delivering to friends and neighbors!

Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls in a white bowl

If you love peanut butter and chocolate (who doesn’t?), then these won’t last long in your home. Next time, we are going to try dipping them in white chocolate!

For more yummy chocolate and peanut butter recipes, try:

Easy Buckeyes Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This recipe is for all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there! These Easy Buckeyes consist of a delicious peanut butter mixture, frozen and dipped in melted chocolate. SO easy (only 5 ingredients!!) yet SO delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Freeze 30 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 362 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together your peanut butter, softened butter, vanilla and powdered sugar, in a large bowl. Roll into 1" balls and place on a cookie sheet, lined with wax paper. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball and chill in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes, or until firm.

  2. Just before removing from freezer, melt chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over lowest heat. Stir frequently until smooth.
  3. Using your toothpick, dip each frozen peanut butter ball in chocolate, leaving a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top. Place on cookie sheet and remove toothpick. You may smooth over the hole left from the toothpick with your fingertip. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Adapted from allrecipes.com

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A child's hand taking a buckeye ball out of the bowl

Mel was being sneaky… but I don’t blame her! They were good!

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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