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Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Candy Recipe is a simple, no bake dessert. The fudge-like peanut butter ball is dipped into melted chocolate to make this classic treat.
Course Dessert
Keyword buckeye candy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 246kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening


  • In a medium sized bowl using either a wooden or silicone spoon, combine the butter and peanut butter until smooth. 
  • Add in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Mix as well as you can and then turn onto the table and knead. 
  • Slowly knead in the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. 
  • Use a small cookie scoop to divide up the peanut butter mixer evently. Roll into balls.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 15 minutes. 
  • Melt the chocolate and vegetable shortening for 30 second intervals in the microwave until smooth. 
  • Use a toothpick to hold the top of the peanut butter ball while dipping in chocolate. Dip into the chocolate leaving the top of the peanut butter ball exposed. 
  • Return to the parchment paper and repeat with remaining peanut butter balls. Use the tip of your finger to smooth over the hole the toothpick created.
  •  Freeze for an additional 15 minutes, until set. Enjoy!


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg