Recipe by Jifreg Recipes
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1 12
    cups Smucker's® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter or 1 1/2 cups Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 3 -4
  • 2
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2
    tablespoons Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening


  • COMBINE peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.
  • PLACE chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.
  • INSERT toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip 3/4 of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Variation:
  • SPICY BUCKEYES: ADD 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper with peanut butter mixture in step 1. Continue recipe as directed.