Buckeyes were the first candy I learned to make. A peanut butter filling is rolled into balls, then dipped in melted chocolate. Lovely flavor combination and very easy to make.

When I was a kid, I didn’t see them outside of Ohio much. Today everyone seems to know what buckeyes are.

Buckeyes are simple to make. Fast, too. And a great kid-friendly recipe. If you need some last minute gifts, or you just want them for your holiday party, you still have time to make a batch of buckeyes.

Here is the recipe I use. There are variations of this recipe out there, including one with crispy rice cereal in the mix. This one is still my favorite. Enjoy!!


1 ½ lb. powdered sugar
1 ½ c. peanut butter
2 sticks softened butter
12 oz. chocolate chips- or dark chocolate
2 T. coconut oil or shortening

Mix together sugar, peanut butter and butter. Chill. Roll into balls, flatten slightly. Melt together, chocolate and coconut oil. Dip the peanut butter balls in melted chocolate to cover about ¾ of the surface. Use a toothpick or fondue fork to hold the balls. It makes the job of dipping a lot easier. Allow to harden on wax paper. Store in a cool place. Can be frozen.

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