Buckeye candies on white plate
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5 from 2 votes


Simple peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate.
Course Candy, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Buckeye Candy, Easy Peanut Butter Balls, No Bake Chocolate covered peanut butter balls, Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 36 Balls
Calories 175kcal
Author Beth Mueller



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons solid shortening IE Crisco


  • Line cookie sheet with non-stick foil or wax paper sprayed with baking spray.
  • Mix together butter and peanut butter in a bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix until sugar has disappeared.
  • The mixture should be the consistency of a peanut butter cup center. Add more powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time until that consistency is reached.
  • Roll peanut butter mixture into equal sized balls.
  • Set balls on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Place cookie sheet in the freezer and leave until balls are firm.
  • Melt chocolate and shortening together in a double boiler set to simmer. Microwave can be used by microwaving chocolate and shortening in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval. This method may require reheating during the coating step.
  • Place a sheet of wax paper or aluminum foil on another cookie sheet and place on workspace near the chocolate.
  • Remove from freezer.
  • Remove balls, one at a time using a toothpick or candy making dipper.
  • Dip 2/3 of the ball into chocolate, leaving the top 1/3 uncoated.
  • Let excess chocolate drip back into melted chocolate.
  • Set coated balls on lined cookie sheet.
  • Allow chocolate to set completely before attempting to move them onto a serving plate. They can be refrigerated at this point for a quicker setting.
  • Store at room temperature or refrigerator.


Calories provided are for 36 balls per recipe, calorie count will be affected by the size of the balls made and amount of chocolate coating.


Serving: 1Buckeye | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 73mg | Sugar: 14.15g