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Buckeyes are a classic candy from the Ohio region. They are made of a soft peanut butter center dipped partially in chocolate. The finished candy resembles a Buckeye nut.

5 Dozen Candies


1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons Shortening or Coconut Oil


Mix together peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl with an electric mixer. Blend thoroughly and add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture becomes thick. It should hold its shape when rolled into a ball and stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.

Place chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth.

Place a toothpick in the chilled peanut butter balls. Dip 3/4 of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over the toothpick holes. Refrigerate until firm.

Keep finished buckeyes refrigerated, between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 3 weeks. They make great holiday gifts and are perfect for cookie exchanges.