Author: adapted from Melissa Berman
Prep time: 40 mins
Total time: 40 mins
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  1. For the buckeyes:
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Place the peanut butter, butter, confections sugar and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  4. Use a small cookie dough scoop to measure out the balls onto one of the baking sheets. They may be very close to each other, as they will not be spreading. They will be too soft to shape evenly at this point. Freeze for 1 - 2 hours, until the scoops are firm enough to be rolled into balls.
  5. Insert a toothpick into a ball. Dip the ball into melted chocolate and swirl it around, holding onto the toothpick, so that only a bit of the peanut butter remains exposed.
  6. After dipping the balls, place them on the second lined baking sheet and remove the toothpick.
  7. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  8. Betsy's tidbits:
  9. Buckeyes will resemble the look of a buckeye nut with the light brown color of the peanut butter ball peeking out from the top of the dark chocolate shell.
  10. Milk and semisweet chocolate may be used instead of bittersweet chocolate.
Additional time is needed for freezing the balls.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/buckeyes