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Try this easy Buckeye Recipe. It's SO good and these peanut butter buckeyes are great for gifting too. You won't regret making this one!
Peanut Butter Buckeye Recipe
If you haven't made peanut butter buckeyes before, you have got to add this Buckeye Recipe to your list this year!
They're a little time consuming, but soooooo worth the effort. Even before moving to Ohio we loved them, but now that we really are in Buckeye country we've decided they're one of those things we've just got to make. 🙂
Here's how to make these Peanut Butter Buckeyes with just 5 ingredients….
- creamy peanut butter
- butter or margarine
- powdered sugar
- semisweet chocolate chips
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls:
Roll the balls and refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes).
While your peanut butter balls are in the refrigerator, you'll get your chocolate ready using a double boiler (or makeshift double boiler like mine shown above). Heat your water to simmering and then melt chocolate chips and shortening in bowl sitting on top of the simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
Next using a toothpick, dip peanut butter balls into chocolate leaving some peanut butter showing at the top to resemble buckeyes, then set on wax paper and shake off excess chocolate.
To hide your toothpick mark, smooth over holes before refrigerating, and then refrigerate until hardened. Yummmm!
- 1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Butter or Margarine softened
- 16 oz Powdered Sugar About 3 1/2 Cups
- 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tbsp Shortening
- Toothpicks for dipping peanut butter balls in chocolate
- Cream together peanut butter and butter in mixer.
- Add 2 cups powdered sugar, and mix until blended. Then add additional powdered sugar as needed to make the peanut butter mixture stiff enough to mold into peanut butter balls and stay on a toothpick when dipped into chocolate.
- Roll into balls and refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes.)
- Meanwhile, using double boiler (or makeshift double boiler like mine shown above), heat water to simmering. Then melt chocolate chips and shortening in bowl sitting on top of the simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
- Using toothpick, dip peanut butter balls into chocolate leaving some peanut butter showing at the top to resemble buckeyes, then set on wax paper.
- Shake off excess chocolate.
- To hide your toothpick mark, smooth over holes before refrigerating, then refrigerate until hardened. Yummmm!
Download your free 12 Days of Christmas Baking Grocery List and Cookbook over HERE if you didn't get the chance already ~ I've so enjoyed making all the goodies (and hope you've made a few too!). I'm amazed at how much easier it is to get ready for Christmas with a plan in place, and having this list has just made Christmas easier at our house this year.
Here are some other Christmas treats like this Buckeye Recipe you may enjoy:
- Slow Cooker Christmas Candy
- Christmas Crack
- Peppermint Fudge
- Honey Bun Cake (aka Happy Birthday Jesus Cake)
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