Buckeye Balls II

Buckeye Balls II


"These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar."


1 h 25 m servings 204 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
  3. Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
  4. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 751 Ratings


I LOVE this recipe! I've made this recipe several times, and my favorite way to make them is to double the recipe, press the peanut butter part in a 9 x 9 glass pan, pour the melted chocolate o...

I made this for the Ohio State football game last Saturday. I read most of the reviews and here are my tips. Only use 3 cups of powdered sugar if you don't sift it. Only add 1 cup at a time. ...

Wonderful but don't do as I did and make the mistake of not knowing that 4 cups of "sifted" sugar is much less than 4 cups of actual sugar right out of the box. I had to double my other ingredie...

This is perfect! Here's the scoop on them being dry. You need to very carefully measure your ingredients. What I do is put all the powdered sugar except for the last cup. Mix it all together...

This is a great recipe. But I did cut the sugar down as suggested. I also upped the Peanut butter by a 1/2 cup for a more peanutty taste. I have made these every Christmas for the past 10 years...

These were Awesome! Anyone that loves peanutbutter will love these! And they are relatively easy to make. Can be a little time consuming having to roll each one however, i've made far more time...

This is the best buckeye recipe i have ever made. I have read all the reviews. Do not pack down the powdered sugar!! lightly put the powdered sugar in the cup and level it off. The dough was no...

Why didn't I listen??? Four cups (sifted) was way too much sugar. Mine were very dry and crumbly. I used Jif and blue bonnet if that helps anyone. I'll definitely try again with 3 cups of sugar.

All I can say is WOW!!!!! These are the best I have ever tasted!!! Even better than the bakery down the road that is noted for them(Just had one yesterday so I would have something to compare ...