This simple Peanut Butter Buckeyes recipe is a classic no-bake Christmas candy that can be enjoyed year-round. These chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls are rich and creamy and easy to make at home! Keep the buckeyes in the freezer to make them last even longer!
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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

This simple peanut butter buckeyes recipe is a classic no-bake Christmas candy that can be enjoyed year-round.  These chocolate peanut butter balls are rich and creamy and easy to make at home!  Store the buckeyes in the freezer to make them last even longer!
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Holiday
Keyword: buckeyes recipe, peanut butter balls, Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Servings: 48 buckeyes (varies)
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Nikki Gladd

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 (12 oz) bags semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter and vanilla.  Stir powdered sugar. 
  • Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper lined baking sheet.  Chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate and shortening in microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.  Using a toothpick, dip chilled peanut butter balls into melted chocolate, leaving top exposed.  Gently wipe excess chocolate from bottom of balls.  (I use extra wax paper for this.)  Place back on wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Chill in refrigerator until set.  Store in sealed container at room temperature or in refrigerator for up to 1 week.  For longer storage, keep in freezer.

Notes

  • Yield varies based on size of buckeyes.
  • Nutrition facts are an estimate and varies based on ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg