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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.
Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins

No bake Peanut Butter Balls (also known as Buckeyes) are an easy holiday candy recipe that are sure to please a crowd.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 120 buckeyes
Calories: 97 kcal
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.)
  1. Use electric beaters to cream together the butter and peanut butter.  

  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar until you get a smooth consistency.  Add the vanilla and mix.

  3. Form the dough into about 10 dozen small peanut butter balls.

  4. Place the peanut butter balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

  5. When the balls have had a chance to freeze, melt the chocolate melting wafers according to package instructions.

  6. 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. 

  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.