Creamy peanut butter with a semisweet chocolate shell. ENJOY!

betty

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and confectioners' sugar in a bowl or a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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  • Roll teaspoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into balls. Refrigerate until ready to dip in melted chocolate.

  • Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in the top of a double boiler until very liquid. Using a fork or a skewer, dip each ball into chocolate leaving just the very top of the ball exposed. Set on a greased cookie sheet, setting each ball on the peanut butter end. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 23g 7% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 82mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
This is the ONLY Buckeye recipe I use because not only does it taste better with the graham crackers it also doesn't use tons of confectioner's sugar. Once you've tried this version you will wonder how you ever made them with all that sugar! I double this recipe and make smaller balls as they get heavy on the toothpick when you dip/coat them in the semi-sweet melted chips. This recipe has become a family tradition with my own family and now my extended family. I can't show up for the big Christmas gathering without it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
Not a good Buckeye recipe as far as ease of chocolate covering.Followed the recipe to the letter. Buckeyes would not release from fork nor would they stay on a toothpick when attempting to dip in chocolate. Cannot present these in public as is. Will go back to my old recipe. Read More
(3)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
This is the ONLY Buckeye recipe I use because not only does it taste better with the graham crackers it also doesn't use tons of confectioner's sugar. Once you've tried this version you will wonder how you ever made them with all that sugar! I double this recipe and make smaller balls as they get heavy on the toothpick when you dip/coat them in the semi-sweet melted chips. This recipe has become a family tradition with my own family and now my extended family. I can't show up for the big Christmas gathering without it! Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Delicious! I like this Buckeye recipe because it has the graham crumbs in it. Gives them a bit more body and firmness. Try them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
My friends beg me to make this!! Delicous & very easy!! A real hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
A coworker shared this recipe with me almost 20 years ago and I lost it. I am so glad to find it here! The graham crumbs give the pb filling a Reese's like texture. This recipe is so much better than the pb and confectioners sugar alone. For those who had difficulty dipping you can purchase a dipping loop in the candy section of your craft store it makes dipping easy. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
Good & easy. I used a 1/2 T. measuring spoon to make the balls & did not get 36. It only took 1 bag of chocolate & that was enough to coat all but 2. They are good uncoated too! I would make these again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
This is the recipe my Mama & I always make! The graham crackers cut down on the sweetness of other Buckeye recipes and in my opinion the texture they provide remind me of Reese's Cups! We always use the Gulf Wax (brand)/paraffin wax too instead of shortening. It makes the chocolate a little harder & alot more shiny! You usually find it in the canning section of the grocery store; where you'll find Sure-Jell canning jars etc.:) TIPS: 1). Either buy a box of graham cracker crumbs or use a processor to FINELY grind them. It's best not to have big chunks (if you can help it but they're still gonna be good either way!) 2). BEFORE you dip them put the balls on a cookie sheet put a toothpick in each one and FREEZE them for about 20-30 min. It will make them easier to dip. Even if you don't use the toothpicks still freeze them instead if just refrigerating them. It gives you more working time. And it's best just to take a dozen or so out at a time get those dipped then take out some more. (Unless you're really fast which I am not!):p Hope the tips help those who had "dipping issues"!:) EVERYONE always says these are the best Buckeyes they've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Spectacular! Great for entertaining as they add a definate gloss to the holiday table. These are so much better with the graham cracker crumbs versus without. Crunchy and sweet. It can get tricky if the chocolate gets too hot as the peanut butter can start to melt and get into the chocolate sauce. If this starts to happen remove the chocolate from the double boiler for a half a minute or so and replace. They are addicting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
Very tasty lots of compliments when brought to parties. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
Made these for Christmas cookie exchange and they were the first ones sought after. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
Not a good Buckeye recipe as far as ease of chocolate covering.Followed the recipe to the letter. Buckeyes would not release from fork nor would they stay on a toothpick when attempting to dip in chocolate. Cannot present these in public as is. Will go back to my old recipe. Read More
(3)
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