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bowl of peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate up to the top third, that makes them look like buckeye nuts.
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Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls are the classic delicious Homemade Peanut Butter Balls dipped in chocolate to resemble the Buckeye Nut, for the perfect easy, no bake dessert. 
Servings: 45 balls


  • Large Mixing Bowl


  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened, 1 stick)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 TBS coconut oil (optional - it makes chocolate smoother)


  • Combine peanut butter and butter in a large bowl, and beat until combined and smooth. 
  • Add in the vanilla and salt. 
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar, while mixing slowly, until combined, and until it reaches a dough like consistency, that will hold its shape. Add more powdered sugar, 1 TBS at a time if needed. 
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized balls and roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone liner.
  • Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a small bowl (with coconut oil if desired) in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. It should just take about 1 minute total. 
  • Remove peanut butter balls from the freezer and stick a toothpick in the top. 
  • Use the toothpick to hold it and dip the buckeye ball into the chocolate. 
  • Return the ball to the cookie sheet. Remove the toothpick. 
  • Use your fingers to smooth the peanut butter to remove the toothpick hole.
  • Set pan in the fridge to help chocolate harden. 
  • Store buckeye balls in the fridge in a ziplock bag, or airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


  • If your peanut butter balls are too sticky you can fix this by adding a little more powdered sugar to the mixture, or keeping them in the freezer longer before dipping.
  • If the peanut butter mixture does end up too crumbly, add another 2 TBS of peanut butter at a time until the consistency is soft again.