hese homemade Buckeyes feature creamy peanut butter balls dipped in rich, smooth semi-sweet chocolate – a truly addictive treat! With just 7 ingredients and no baking required, make them year-round and definitely add them to your cookie tray during the holidays!
Is there anything more addictive than peanut butter dipped in chocolate? My husband would say not! Whether it’s a classic Reese’s or these homemade Buckeyes, chocolate and peanut butter is one flavor combo that our family agrees on 100% – we LOVE it!
While these are a great PB & chocolate treat year-round, the holidays absolutely beg for them. Buckeyes deserve to be sprinkled across every cookie tray and treats platter, at every gathering. Because I promise you, they’re always one of the first things to disappear, right along with my chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies and peanut butter blossoms!
Put simply, buckeyes are no-bake chocolate peanut butter balls.
- 1½ cups peanut butter
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips or chocolate candy coating
Line a large tray or baking sheet with wax paper.
In a large bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter,vanilla extract and butter, stirring until well blended.
Roll the peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls, and place the balls on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave (about 1 minute).
Using the toothpick as a handle, dip each peanut butter ball in chocolate.
Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes.
Place chocolate covered peanut butter balls on wax paper and remove the toothpick.
Once the peanut butter has softened, you can use a finger to smooth over the hole from the toothpick.
Refrigerate, until chocolate is set. Store in refrigerator until eating or gifting.