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Buckeye Balls

These Buckeye Balls are the classic recipe of peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate. Incredibly simple to make and packed with flavor, this is a great treat during the Holiday season or anytime of year!
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 36
Calories: 176kcal
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I use semi sweet but any type works)


  • Combine peanut butter and butter in a large bowl, beating until smooth.
  • Add in the vanilla and salt.
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar until its combined and a dough like consistency is reached.
  • Scoop mixture into tablespoon balls and rolls using the palm of your hands.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  • Place in freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  • Remove peanut butter balls from the freezer and place a toothpick in the top of them.
  • Use the toothpick to carefully dip the balls into the melted chocolate, leaving the tops uncoated for the buckeye look.
  • Return the ball to the cookie sheet and remove the toothpick.
  • Set pan in fridge to fully set the chocolate before serving/eating!


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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