Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Dessert Recipe: Buckeyes

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I'm sharing another dessert recipe with you...Buckeyes! These are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate that look similar to the Buckeye nut...thus their name. They are very delicious, very sweet, and another one of my family's favorites. :)

  • 1 1/2 Cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 16 Oz. Confectioner's Sugar
  • 6 Oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 TB. Shortening
  • Toothpicks
  • Wax Paper

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
  3. Melt shortening and chocolate together stirring occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
  4. Remove the balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
So very sweet and yummy...enjoy! :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!



  1. These are one of my favorite holiday sweets as well! I do not dip them fully in chocolate so I can't call them authentic 'buckeyes'! If you are interested, here is my recipe:

    Love your blog, happy holidays!

  2. These look so yummy! Definitely going to try :). How do you store them? Can they be left out at room temp. after they have set?

  3. Oh, this is just perfect! I was going to bake the ubiquitous frosted sugar cookies this year, but I think these will be better. Thanks so much - I can't wait to try them!

  4. I don't know if I have ever commented on your blog, but I absolutely LOVE it!!! I really love your "You look familiar" Tuesday feature and I really love your recipes. I have been wanting a recipe for peanut butter buckeyes. Also, I cooked your Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake for my work Christmas party, and it was the hit of the party.

  5. Ok, its official, I'm coming to your house for Christmas :)

  6. Allison: Thank you for the link to your recipe. The peanut butter combined with graham crackers sounds delicious as well. I will definitely be giving them a try. :)

    Happy Holidays to you, too!

  7. Anon@10:42am: They are VERY yummy! Let me know what you think when you try them. :) Also, they should be stored refrigerated. I have even frozen them to save since this recipe makes so many.

  8. You're welcome Carol! I hope your family enjoys them! :)

  9. Rachel: Thank you so much and thank you for commenting, too! YAY for the Gooey Chocolate Butter cake being the hit of your party! I'm making it to take to my parents' house on Christmas Day...can't wait to eat it. :)

  10. Hi Stacie! You are more than welcome to come over! :)

    Love your new profile pic btw...very, very pretty! :)

  11. Hi FFM, Mmmm, these look delicious! I'm going to try your recipe but omit the butter. Is there any reason I need to use the butter, other than for taste? (I don't use butter in any of my cooking except in rare occasions, like desserts. Even then I use as little as possible.)

    Thank you!

  12. These look DELICIOUS:) Soo many yummy recipes for Xmas,I can hardly stand it, lol

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  13. FFM-
    This is one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for reminding me! I'll have to make a batch for Christmas. Looks like I'll be wearing stretch pants until New Years :)

  14. surely going to try during my holiday!

    good idea!!

    thank you


  15. Hi IRL! I haven't tried the recipe without butter, but would think if you omit it, you will have to replace it with something else. Do you ever use a margarine or butter substitute? You could try that. I did find a couple other *healthier* versions of the buckeyes that may give you ideas. Vegan Buckeye Candy Recipe and Healthy Peanut Butter Balls. HTH! :)

  16. Collette: You and me both! :)

    Lizzy T: You're welcome! This is one of my all-time favorites, too. :)

    The white cabbage: Let me know what you think if you end up making them. :)

    Have a great day everyone! :)