Buckeye Cookies


These buckeye cookies are like little peanut butter and chocolate balls. This recipe is perfect to make for sleepovers or parties, as it's pretty simple and doesn't take too long. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you'll love these buckeyes.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
42 buckeyes


  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  1. Beat peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar until incorporated; mixture will be stiff.

  2. Shape into balls and place onto a wax paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 30 to 60 minutes.

  3. Place chocolate and shortening in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

  4. Press a toothpick into a peanut butter ball; dip into melted chocolate, coating all but a small area at the top. Return to the baking sheet and remove the toothpick, then press on the surface to hide the toothpick mark. Repeat to dip remaining balls. Refrigerate again until chocolate is firm, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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