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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes are by far my favorite homemade candy. They are easy to make and freeze well, so you can make them ahead of time. Be careful, though…they can be addicting. 🙂

buckeyes-15Today I have my little helpers…


You’ll need:

1 cups butter softened

2 cups creamy peanut butter

4 cups confectioners sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 

Mix together in a large bowl the softened butter and peanut butter.

Add the sugar and vanilla. You can see my little helpers are having lots of fun. Look at Katie’s face….she liked to taste the powdered sugar. Ty loves the peanut butter.


Mix well. 

Make one inch balls out of the dough and lay them on a cookie sheet.

Tyler decided to make a pancake instead…

Now we need to melt the chocolate baking chips. I melted mine in a small bowl in the microwave. You can melt the chocolate in a double broiler if you like. I find it’s easier to dip if you use a small bowl. Do not over heat the chocolate in the microwave…watch it close.

You can keep reheating the bowl of chocolate when it gets cool and clumpy. Usually after every couple of peanut butter balls.

Using a toothpick roll in the chocolate.

Set them on a cookie sheet to dry.

You can freeze Peanut Butter Buckeyes if you want in a sealed container. I keep mine refrigerated which you don’t have to.


peanut-butter-buckeyes-pinterestSee how easy that was? Especially if you have little helpers like I did. 🙂

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27 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Buckeyes”

  1. Jasmine P says:

    These are so good! My grandmother makes these for me!

  2. San says:

    Looks easy and so yummy! I’m gonna try this, thanks!

  3. Veronica Lee says:

    Mmmmm! These look divine!!!! I am totally making them. Thanks, Diane!

  4. Adriane says:

    I have an extra jar of peanut butter – now I know what I’m doing with it 🙂

  5. Katherines Corner says:

    chocolate and peanut butter a perfect match! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    The little ones are just precious and the Buckeyes are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

  7. Lisa says:

    These look awesome! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. Merry Christmas!

  8. Karina @Mom in the USA says:

    Hi Diane,
    These look so delicious! Thank you for sharing them on the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing you back.


  9. Kelly @ Eyes On The Source says:

    Can you believe I have never had one of these until my neighbor made them for me this Christmas? So yummy! And now I know how to make them 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Take It On Tuesday!

  10. krystel says:

    lookes very good

  11. Michelle S says:

    YUM!!! Even I could make these! My mother LOVES peanut butter anything, so I think that I’m going to make these for her. Thanks!

  12. Amin Salasa says:

    yummy… thanks for sharing the recipe

  13. Kim Seghers says:

    I have never ever eaten a peanut butter buckeye before. Matter of fact I think I didn’t know what they were until last Christmas. But, they look so delicious I need to make some soon!

  14. Alexandra says:

    I am going through a crazy obsession with peanut butter and chocolate at the moment – these buckeyes sound SO good. I am definitely going to give your recipe a try very soon!

  15. Christina says:

    Cute kids! I bet they had so much fun helping you out. This looks absolutely tempting.

  16. Stacie says:

    Those look delicious! I make Buckeyes all the time, and I’ve done them in lots of different flavors. I love this classic chocolate peanut butter combo.

  17. Chad says:

    OMG yessss!!! Chocolate and peanut anytime! Thank you so much for the great recipe, will try it for sure.


  18. Kara says:

    Never heard of these but they look and sound amazing

  19. Sydney says:

    These are my favorite homemade candy too! My aunt always makes them around Christmas. I need to learn how to make them myself! Thanks for sharing this recipe – I can’t wait to try it out!

  20. Jenne says:

    These are so good! My friend makes them every year for gifts to her friends at the holiday season.

  21. Shar says:

    Ooh these look so yummy! Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is a winner at our house… I will have to make this soon!

  22. Sara Welch says:

    When I was first married, my mother-in-law taught me how to make homemade candy. Peanut butter balls were one of the first ones I learned to make. I never thought to make them a buckeye.

  23. NAti says:

    what a great idea to prepare with the little ones! Mine love to eat what they make themselves!

  24. Yeah Lifestyle says:

    We love peanut butter and this looks easy enough for the kids to make together to keep them entertained when they get back from school.

  25. erica says:

    These look great. We’re definitely going to try them out

  26. Courtney says:

    Omg can we say yum?!! I just love peanut butter! Must give this recipe a try!

  27. Nailil says:

    These look tasty. I may have to try making these.

    Xx, Nailil

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