4-Ingredient Buckeyes

"So-called because of the candy's resemblance of the nut of a Buckeye tree, which was thought to look like a buck's eye (deer's eye). Buckeyes are poisonous nuts, so these peanut butter and chocolate treats are a better choice for eating!"
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Ready In:
6 dozen




  • Line 2-3 large cookie pans with wax paper.
  • Beat the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl until creamy.
  • Stir in powdered sugar and then beat until smooth.
  • Shape into 1" balls and place on the wax paper-lined pans.
  • Freeze for at least one hour.
  • Melt dipping chocolate/chocolate bark, per package instructions.
  • Use a toothpick to dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate.
  • Return to wax paper-lined pans and smooth out the top to remove the toothpick hole.
  • Refrigerate until set.

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  1. Horrible horrible recipe! DO NOT USE! The peanut butter mix is way too dry, you'll end up having to doctor it up to get it to come out right. Save yourself the trouble and find another recipe, or be like me and have a mess that you end up having to fix by looking up another recipes anyway
  2. AWESOME! These little buggers are soooo yummy! Very easy to make, too and super addictive! I used my home-made all-natural peanut-almond butter and in a second version a walnut-vanilla butter, which worked out really nicely. Because my butters were rather thick, I didnt need to add any powdered sugar or butter, so I could eat a few more of these tasty treats. ;)<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing these with us, hon!<br/>Made and reviewed for your being VIP during Veggie Swap March 2012.
  3. These are good, but I was looking for more texture in the center. A local restaurant has a version of buckeyes that are almost like peanut butter shortbread inside. My family enjoyed this recipe, but I will keep searching to replicate our favorite local treat.
  4. WOW! So decadent! Loved the flavor combination! Made for Veg 'N Swap tag.
  5. Outstanding. As the intro promised the peanut butter mix is lovely to work and makes perfect little balls and it's still soft and dreamy even right out of the freezer. The chocolate dipping is fun to do and I found it easier to just drop a ball into the chocolate, spoon it over the peanut butter and them lift them out with a small fork. Half of the recipe made 38 Buckeyes for me. Made with Splenda for the sugar I can have a couple from time to tome with very little sugar spiking. These will certainly be appearing again during the holidays.



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