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Buckeye Candy Recipe

Easy Buckeye Recipe - Creamy peanut butter buckeye balls dipped in chocolate. This easy no-bake candy is a peanut butter lover's dream come true!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time:20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buckeye balls, buckeye candy, buckeye recipe, how to make buckeyes
Servings: 30
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate melting wafers


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Mix together peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl with an electric mixer.
    Gradually add in 1 cup powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add the last 1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar and mix with your hands until all the sugar is gone. It should be a thick consistency. Add more powdered sugar if it's too sticky.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet. I like to use a small cookie scoop and then roll them in my hands. Freeze baking sheet for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds or in a double broiler. Stir until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from the freezer and place a toothpick in the center (don't go too far down or it will be hard to get out). I like to use the longer toothpicks. Then dip 3/4 of the way into the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to drizzle off and then place back on the parchment paper. Let set for a minute and then gently remove the toothpick. Repeat.
  • Place truffles in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Best stored in the refrigerator.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg