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Easy Buckeye Cookies - Chocolate covered Peanut Butter Balls

Easy Buckeye Cookies – Chocolate covered Peanut Butter Balls

Super simple no bake holiday candy. Smooth and creamy on the inside, with a rich dark chocolate coating on the outside. Delicious for Christmas or an Ohio State football game (the Buckeyes)

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 cups of confectioners sugar

For the Chocolate Coating:


  1. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper
  2. In your mixer’s mixing bowl or a large mixing bowl combine the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and salt, mix well.
  3. Add to this the confectioner’s sugar and mix a little at a time on low.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, or two spoons make uniform small balls. I find it is easier to use two spoons and roll the mixture in your hands (coat your hands with a little butter, and the warmth of your hands make the balls smooth)
  5. Place the peanut butter balls on the wax paper and they can be fairly close together.
  6. Refrigerate the peanut butter ball for at leas 2 hours, they need to be cold and hard to be able to dip.
  7. When it is time to dip the peanut butter balls in chocolate; melt the disks in the microwave one minute at a time.Β  After each minute stir until melted.Β  Melt 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of the disks at a time.
  8. Put the melted chocolate in a low sided bowl.
  9. Remove the peanut butter balls from the refrigerator and one at a time take a toothpick and picking up one ball and rolling the ball in the chocolate leaving a little of the top with out any chocolate.
  10. As you remove the buckeye from the chocolate, gently scrape the bottom on the side of the bowl or use a side of a spoon to take the excess chocolate as you move it to the wax paper.
  11. Place the chocolate covered peanut ball on the wax paper to harden.
  12. Take your finger and smooth out the hole that is left in the top of the Buckeye.
  13. Allow the chocolate to harden, I put mine back in the refrigerator.
  14. Keep them refrigerated until you are ready to serve.
  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookie
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American

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