This is a great Christmas candy to have at home with your family or give as a gift.

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Ingredients

144
Original recipe yields 144 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend together the peanut butter, sugar and melted butter. Allow to chill in refrigerator.

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  • Roll into 1 inch round balls and return to refrigerator.

  • In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the chocolate and shortening. Whisk together until smooth.

  • With a toothpick inserted in the balls, dip them into the chocolate so they look like buckeyes. Place on waxed paper and allow to set in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; 9.8 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 17.8 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2005
This recipe was super easy to put together and had excellent flavor. The only draw back was dipping the peanut butter balls in the chocolate they were too soft even after hours of refridgeration. I finally put the balls in the freezer over night then worked quickly to dip them into the chocolate. That was much less frustrating and they looked beautiful when I was done (plus tasted excellent). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2003
Maybe this worked for some of you but it's the first time I've made these. The quantity was ridiculous- for an army. I used a double boiler (homemade)the chocolate never got thin enough the peanut butter balls wouldn't hold together and use a toothpick? Huh maybe if they were frozen instead of refrigerated. To the chocolate I added more butter then some water made about three dozen threw some undipped ones away threw the chocolate away froze the rest of the 200 or so balls and might try some other kind of chocolate dipping sauce or the dogs will have peanut butter treats. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2005
This recipe was super easy to put together and had excellent flavor. The only draw back was dipping the peanut butter balls in the chocolate they were too soft even after hours of refridgeration. I finally put the balls in the freezer over night then worked quickly to dip them into the chocolate. That was much less frustrating and they looked beautiful when I was done (plus tasted excellent). Read More
(119)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2005
This recipe was super easy to put together and had excellent flavor. The only draw back was dipping the peanut butter balls in the chocolate they were too soft even after hours of refridgeration. I finally put the balls in the freezer over night then worked quickly to dip them into the chocolate. That was much less frustrating and they looked beautiful when I was done (plus tasted excellent). Read More
(119)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2005
Another Buckeye (from Ohio) with a tip... if you have a local cake and candy store go by melting chocolate for candy such as Merken's chocolate instead of using chocolate chips. It is creamier and will help with the dipping process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
I thought 4 lbs of peanut butter and 3and 1/2 lbs of confectioners sugar was a bit much so I halved the recipe and still got over 160 buckeyes. The dough was not dry enough and difficult to handle. It had to be frozen rolled into balls and refrozen to coat the bals with the chocolate. Then I could only do 10 at a time because the dough became soft again. Thumbs down on this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2002
Everyone loved this recipe. We added Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal to lighten the recipe and add some additional texture and crunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
Great recipe - however I just let the butter soften VERY well instead of melting it. Also if you 1/3 bar of paraffin instead of shortening to the chocolate while melting the coating turns out better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
this is a great recipe. to make the dipping part easier i just microwaved the chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes. kids- and adults- love to make them! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2003
Maybe this worked for some of you but it's the first time I've made these. The quantity was ridiculous- for an army. I used a double boiler (homemade)the chocolate never got thin enough the peanut butter balls wouldn't hold together and use a toothpick? Huh maybe if they were frozen instead of refrigerated. To the chocolate I added more butter then some water made about three dozen threw some undipped ones away threw the chocolate away froze the rest of the 200 or so balls and might try some other kind of chocolate dipping sauce or the dogs will have peanut butter treats. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
First off for all you people complaing about the quantity you can adjust the quantity. Secondly I thought these were great and easy. My boyfriend LOVES them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2005
wow these are so good. i made half of what the recipe called for and still ended up with over 90 buckeyes. it was my first time making them and they were very easy to make i used a little bit more butter than what called for and they turned out great. recommened to all Read More
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