A small glass bowl filled with buckeye peanut butter balls which are a no bake candy made with peanut butter, powdered sugar and dipped in chocolate.
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Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

No bake Peanut Butter Balls (also known as Buckeyes) are an easy holiday candy recipe that are sure to please a crowd.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Freeze30 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 120 buckeyes
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 2 cups butter 4 sticks
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet melting chocolate (I used Ghirardelli, but any chocolate melting wafers will work.)


  • Use electric beaters to cream together the butter and peanut butter.  
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar until you get a smooth consistency.  Add the vanilla and mix.
  • Form the dough into about 10 dozen small peanut butter balls.
  • Place the peanut butter balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • When the balls have had a chance to freeze, melt the chocolate melting wafers according to package instructions.
  • Use a toothpick to dip and coat each peanut butter ball in chocolate. Allow excess to drip off and then place them on a parchment covered baking sheet and allow them to set. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg