Best Buckeyes (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Candies)

"I make about 30 varieties of cookies and candies during the holidays and these are the most requested. They are fairly easy and delicious. I serve them on a tray in miniature muffin liners. I have tried many different buckeye recipes, but this one, given to me years ago, is the best one I have used. ADDED 12/17/06: Instead of chips and paraffin wax, this year I used chocolate bark coating and it worked really well. You will need about Five - 2 oz. blocks of bark."
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Ready In:
80 Buckeyes




  • Cream peanut butter and butter.
  • Add sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  • Form into 1 inch balls and refrigerate.
  • Melt chocolate chips with parafin wax in a double boiler.
  • Dip balls into chocolate with a toothpick about 3/4 of the way covered.
  • Place chocolate side down on waxed paper.
  • Let set at room temperature or refrigerate.

Questions & Replies

  1. so why do you need the paraffin wax? I have made candy before, even peanut butter balls and also chocolate covered caramels, so just wondering the purpose? Thank you.
  2. I am making these for a girl guide sleepover and do not need 80 need about 40 of these can you please send me the recipe for that amount
  3. Can you melt choc chips in microwave instead of double boiler


  1. I made these to use for Christmas and they are delicious. I was just going to buy them but not at 7.99 for 6. They are very easy to make. I didn't have any parrafin on hand so I just used a little bit of shortening and they turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. My daughter wanted to make Buckeyes for a school book report - these were easy and were the best buckeyes EVER. T
  3. Excellent recipe and 2 of the best ingredients in the world...however, I don't know why anyone needs special coating ingredients such as paraffin [ick! barf]...I have been making candies, truffles, florentines and cookies for years using melted good quality chocolate or chocolate chips. You do not need special chocolate...
  4. I just want to add a note about using paraffin in any recipe. I use it when I make these yummies too but please be careful if you are grating over the stove, etc. Paraffin is flammable. I've never had any trouble but just be aware and be careful.
  5. Not hard to make and worth it for the taste. Like to have them around often. Great for serving at holidays.


  1. Upon reading the reviews I did opt to use coating chocolate in place of the chocolate chips and paraffin. These were awesome!! I made these for the holiday treat baskets and froze a batch as well. Frozen Buceyes are now a favorite family treat! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!
  2. I made these last night and they turned out great. I also substituted a couple tablespoons of crisco for the paraffin. Also, I used milk chocolate chips. Make sure to refrigerate the balls an hour or longer before dipping them. They are delicious.


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