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buckeyes dipped in chocolate
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Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

Buckeyes, also known as Peanut Butter Balls have a smooth peanut butter center and are dipped in chocolate for a fun treat.
Prep Time1 hr
Additional Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Cuisine: American
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Mallory


  • 12 oz 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces semi sweet chocolate you can use chocolate chips or your favorite brand of dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup shaved paraffin wax.


  • In the bowl of a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth. This may take several minutes
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Place the chocolate and paraffin wax in a deep bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until melted. (you can also use a double boiler or chocolate melting pot to melt the chocolate).
  • Dip the chilled peanut butter balls three fourths of the way into the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until chocolate is set.
  • Store in the fridge or the freezer.



Serving: 1buckeye | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g