Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls


"Peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. They look like buckeye nuts. Absolutely delicious!"


servings 366 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the melted butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and the vanilla together and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper.
  2. In the top half of a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly. Use a toothpick to dip balls into the melted chocolate, leaving a small uncovered area so balls resemble buckeyes. Place balls on waxed paper. Use fingers to blend in toothpick holes. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!
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  1. 169 Ratings


Excellent recipe. Since I buy my confectioners sugar in large quantities I will note for others 1 lb confectioners sugar equals 3 and one half cups. I like to make this recipe using 3 and one q...

I make these often. Have cut the receipe down because they make so many, I make the balls after I blend the mixture, Then I insert a sturdy toothpick into them and then I put them in the freezer...

Thanks to everyone who reviewed before me, they were a snap to put together, have great consistency and taste absolutely delicious! First of all, I don't know if anyone else has done this, but ...

I also used the Dark Chocolate Disks and found it much easier to do. I don't have a double boiler. I bought three bags and just microwaved them! When the chocolate started to cool and harden, I ...

Great recipe! Very sweet and a great consistency. This was the first time I have ever made Buckeyes so I think I made a mistake adding the melted butter directly to the powdered sugar because ...

OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I followed the tip of using 3 cups of powdered sugar. These were disappeared much faster than they should have! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Made these for the holidays and they were a real hit! Everyone who had some asked for more. :-)

Hi this recipe was so easy to make. Everyone loved it, too. My only problem was that they turned out a little dry in the middle. Then I heard that if you want them to be dry you need to u...

These came out very tasty, but I had trouble dipping them. They kept sliding off the toothpick.