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Buckeyes Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Buckeyes Chocolate Peanut Butter


Buckeyes with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Buckeyes have long been one of my favorite desserts. My mother made them for years and we always made them disappear quickly. These small round delicious balls are just great for a good bite but you want to make them last. We love them and they are not a difficult item to make. We love homemade Buckeyes and hope you will to.

These Buckeyes have commonly been made around the holidays when I was younger as many desserts were. The flavors of the chocolate and Peanut Butter have made them popular. These two flavors, chocolate and peanut butter, made Reese Cups one of the most popular candies in the United States! There are all kinds of peanut butter and chocolate candies that can be purchased but not much beats a good homemade Buckeye!

Ingredients for: Buckeyes Chocolate Peanut Butter

(Serving Size: Approx 32 balls.)

  • 2 Cups Peanut Butter
    2 Cups of Confectioners Sugar (10X)
    2 Tbsp Margarine (Butter is fine)
    2 Tsp Vanilla
    24 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips 1/2 Package of Bakers Wax (This is optional and only for making these shiny and less likely to melt at room temperature)

Buckeyes Chocolate Peanut Butter

Items you may need for this recipe:
Measuring Cup Double Broiler Mixer Wax Paper Cookie Sheet Toothpicks

Directions for: Buckeyes Chocolate Peanut Butter

  1. Mix the Peanut Butter, Confectioners Sugar, Butter and Vanilla in a Medium Bowl. If you have a Kitchen Aid mixer with the Paddle attachment this is great for this. If not a regular mixer will work.
    Roll this dough into 1″ balls and lay on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Stick a toothpick into the top of each ball and place in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
    In a double broiler, or in a bowl fit over a pan of boiling water, melt the chocolate chips. Stir them until smooth.
    Take each ball one at a time by the toothpick and using a fork for support, insert the ball into the chocolate leaving a small ring on top uncovered, the buckeye.
    Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and then place back on the pan and repeat this process until all are dipped.
    Cover these loosely with plastic wrap and put them back into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

Photos courtesy of: “Flickr ~ Steven Depolo”

We hope you enjoy these Buckeyes as much as we do. They have been around our family for many generations and I hope to enjoy them for many more. If you have a different recipe you would like to share please feel free to do so.

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