Indulge in the irresistible charm of our Buckeye treats! These delightful confections are a peanut butter lover’s dream, featuring a creamy peanut butter center enrobed in smooth, velvety chocolate. Shaped to resemble the nut of the Ohio state tree, the Buckeye is a sweet and satisfying bite-sized treat that captures the perfect balance of nuttiness and chocolatey goodness. Whether you’re a fan of peanut butter or simply looking for a deliciously decadent dessert, our Buckeyes are a delightful homemade pleasure that’s sure to please your sweet tooth.
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar to make a smooth dough.
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.
Stir frequently until smooth.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick.
Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes.
Put back on the baking sheet and refrigerate until serving.
Prep Time: 40 minutes | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
Kcal: 170 kcal | Servings: 36 servings