JIF® Buckeyes

JIF® Buckeyes


"Peanut butter balls are dipped in chocolate to resemble buckeyes."


30 m servings 109 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.
  2. Place chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.
  3. Insert toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip 3/4 of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.
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  1. 158 Ratings


Don't know how these could possibly be any better. Murderously silken in texture and decadently smooth in peanutty flavor. Had no trouble dipping them in the chocolate after about an hour in the...

These came out creamy and just the right balance of sweetness and saltiness. One thing I did that isn't in the recipe is to put the peanut butter mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes bef...

The best peanut butter ball I've ever tried. Very smooth. My husband even likes them without the chocolate on them!

This was a great recipe! It worked out for me well. When I made it I only came up with 45 buckeyes, but that was a perfect number for me! Buckeyes are a great treat in the fall. This recipe has ...

Been making these for a long time - my family can not wait for these every year! I make as eggs for Easter, hearts for Valentines day and I use a shamrock cookie cutter for the St. Pat's day. ...

I just made these this past weekend as I was having a craving for them. My mother used to make these for the holidays and since she is no longer here I wanted to not only satisfy my craving for ...

I followed the directions and they turned out great. I doubled the recipe and they where all gone in 2 days

too sweat , way too sweat. i would suggest using 2 and a half cups powdered sugar and half as much salt. it was too salty to. i will try another buckeye recipe before trying this one again! sorr...

Great tasty little treat! It made 47 buckeyes and I had chocolate left over. I had some trouble with the dough, however. It was VERY crumbly and hard to form into balls. Not sure what the proble...