Buckeyes Recipe

Buckeyes makes a favorite peanut butter and chocolate candy. Named for the nut of the same name, this buckeyes recipe makes a candy that is loved through the holidays and all year.

 

Buckeyes makes a favorite peanut butter and chocolate candy. Named for the nut of the same name, buckeyes are loved through the holidays and all year. // addapinch.com

The Thanksgiving tradition in my family is to spend the morning watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, have a huge Thanksgiving lunch, and then head outdoors to stave off that afternoon nap that always seems to follow.  Then, later in the afternoon as we watch movies, we start making Christmas cookies or candies – or both! It so fun to do as a family and is a tradition Little Buddy won’t soon let me forget!

This year, we made enough buckeyes to hopefully last us through Christmas and possibly on into the New Year. In other words, we made a ton! They are so easy and fun to make and keep well in the freezer throughout the season that we just kept on going! The recipe is great for dividing if you don’t need many or multiplying like we did if you want to make even more!

Buckeyes are perfect for serving on holiday trays or placing in a beautiful container and gifting to friends and neighbors. There’s just nothing like a homemade treat for Christmas!

Here’s our buckeyes recipe. I think you’ll love them!

Buckeyes Recipe

Buckeyes makes a favorite peanut butter and chocolate candy. Named for the nut of the same name, buckeyes are loved through the holidays and all year.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12- ounce package chocolate chips dark, milk, or semisweet
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening or coconut oil

Instructions

  • Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together peanut butter, confectioner's sugar, butter, vanilla extract and salt with an electric mixer until well combined. Using a 1 teaspoon cookie scoop (or two teaspoons), scoop individual balls and place onto the parchment paper. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
  • Melt chocolate chips and shortening or coconut oil together in microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes at 50 % power.
  • Dip each hardened peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate using a spoon and then place back onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet to dry.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

11 comments on “Buckeyes Recipe”

  1. One of my all time fav sweet treats! Just love these!

  2. These are right up my alley, I am drooling!!!

  3. YUM! Buckeyes are so good!

  4. My kids love these!

  5. Can I add 4 tbsp of melted butter instead of coconut oil……thanks

    • You need to use either shortening or coconut oil in the chocolate to keep it hard. I’ve also used dipping chocolate (like Baker’s melts) instead of chips with oil. You want it to create a hard coat that won’t melt at room temp.

    • Great to know that as I am allergic to coconuts.

  6. What can I substitute instead of coconut?

  7. What do you use to dip them into the chocolate? Tongs?

    • You can either use a toothpick inserted in the center of the peanut butter portion as you dip OR you can place the peanut butter portion on a standard fork and then dip into the chocolate. You’ll then gently tap your wrist with your other hand to shake off any extra chocolate before placing them onto the pan to dry. I hope you love them!

  8. These were delicious. My family’s favorite candy recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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