Buckeye Balls I

Buckeye Balls I


"This is a great Christmas candy to have at home with your family or give as a gift."


servings 164 cals
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Original recipe yields 144 servings



  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Blend together the peanut butter, sugar and melted butter. Allow to chill in refrigerator.
  2. Roll into 1 inch round balls and return to refrigerator.
  3. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the chocolate and shortening. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. With a toothpick inserted in the balls, dip them into the chocolate so they look like buckeyes. Place on waxed paper and allow to set in refrigerator.
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  1. 93 Ratings


This recipe was super easy to put together and had excellent flavor. The only draw back was dipping the peanut butter balls in the chocolate, they were too soft, even after hours of refridgerat...

Another Buckeye (from Ohio) with a tip... if you have a local cake and candy store, go by melting chocolate for candy such as Merken's chocolate instead of using chocolate chips. It is creamier...

I thought 4 lbs of peanut butter and 3and 1/2 lbs of confectioners sugar was a bit much so I halved the recipe and still got over 160 buckeyes. The dough was not dry enough and difficult to hand...

Great recipe - however, I just let the butter soften VERY well instead of melting it. Also, if you 1/3 bar of paraffin instead of shortening to the chocolate while melting, the coating turns ou...

Everyone loved this recipe. We added Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal to lighten the recipe, and add some additional texture and crunch.

this is a great recipe. to make the dipping part easier, i just microwaved the chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes. kids- and adults- love to make them!

Maybe this worked for some of you, but it's the first time I've made these. The quantity was ridiculous- for an army. I used a double boiler (homemade)the chocolate never got thin enough, the pe...

First off, for all you people complaing about the quantity, you can adjust the quantity. Secondly, I thought these were great and easy. My boyfriend LOVES them.

wow, these are so good. i made half of what the recipe called for and still ended up with over 90 buckeyes. it was my first time making them and they were very easy to make, i used a little bit ...