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Krispy Buckeyes

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"A peanut butter candy with a chocolate coating. They look like buckeyes! This is a fun recipe to make with the kids. They love to mix it up and get their hands in the peanut butter, rolling the balls, and especially dipping it into the chocolate!"
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2 h servings 122
Original recipe yields 50 servings (50 buckeyes)


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  1. Mix confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, rice cereal, butter, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using your hands until dough is firm. Roll dough into balls about 3/4 inch in diameter. Arrange on a plate and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  3. Place a toothpick into each peanut butter ball; dip 3/4 of each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate. Return the buckeyes to the plate and refrigerate until chocolate has hardened, 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 122 calories; 8 11.9 2.5 5 59 Full nutrition

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The only reason I give 4 stars is because they were a little gooey. After a day or so in the fridge they firmed up a bit. I think next time I will add more Rice Krispeys and let the balls sit in...

This is a great recipe. I would recommend that you mix your butter, peanut butter, and Vanilla extract in a bowl first. Then, add your powdered sugar. Once that is all mixed together, then add y...

great recipe came out perfect. I did chill the balls for a few hours and they were plenty firm.

Very good! Added an extra cup of rice cereal for more crunch. The family loved it!

Very good buckeye recipe. I substituted Ghiradelli melting wafers for the chocolate chips and shortening. This allowed me to melt the chocolate in the microwave and gave the finished candy that ...

This is how my mom has always made them, and the recipe she shared with me. I usually make them up one night after work and then freeze them (covered) until I have time to dip them. They're al...

Made these much better with the rice krispys..

I love crispy and I love peanut butter and I love these crispy candies! I made a couple of changes for convenience. First I pulsed the cereal in the food processor (so the balls would keep the...

This isn't my first time making these. I have made these many times with and without rice krispys. My family is just happy I make them!