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Easy Buckeye Recipe- 5-Ingredients!

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With only 5-ingredients, this buckeyes recipe is the perfect sweet treat! Quick, easy, and perfect peanut butter chocolate combo. The key is a soft flavor packed filling and half dipped chocolate!

peanut butter buckeyes

This recipe is SO EASY to make.

Honestly, if you are looking for a quick treat to enjoy or share, this is it. Minimal ingredients, quick assembly, and simply delicious.

This no-bake treat is perfect for candy beginners. You only need a handful of ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time. The hardest part is trying not to eat all of the bite sized candies before the chocolate sets.

Recipe Features

  • No-Bake Dessert- No oven or stove required!
  • 5-Ingredients
  • Long shelf life- Because they call for basic ingredients, you can keep these around for a hefty 30 days.
peanut butter buckeyes dough

Buckeye Ingredients

The BEST easy buckeye recipe starts with the right peanut butter. I specifically stay away from natural pb. It doesn’t hold up as well and gives you a crumbly filling that is difficult to work with. Jif or Skippy has been our go-to.

Creamy Peanut Butter
Butter
Vanilla Extract
Powdered Sugar
Dark Chocolate

Kitchen Tip: I used to brag about the ease of candy melts and almond bark, but for this recipe reach for good chocolate. The semi-sweet chocolate mixed with the salty peanut butter makes for the PERFECT dessert.

peanut butter buckeyes dough scooped

How To Make Buckeyes

  1. Add the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Beat with the paddle attachment for 2 to 3 minutes, or until combined and creamy.
  3. Scrape the side of the bowl. Add powdered sugar and stir until combined and a dough is formed.
  4. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto a wax paper or parchment lined tray. Place in the freezer until chilled, about 15 minutes.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or using the package directions.
  6. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer.
  7. Use a toothpick to poke into the center of one ball. Lift by the toothpick and half dip into the chocolate.
  8. Place back onto the lined tray and carefully remove the toothpick. Use your finger to smooth the hole out of the top.
  9. Carefully dip each remaining ball using the same technique.
  10. Allow to set and enjoy!
peanut butter buckeyes recipe

Recipe Tips and FAQs

  • Use a small scoop (affiliate) for even sizes of peanut butter balls. This will make everything appear more uniform.
  • I like to melt my chocolate in a wide mouthed measuring cup. That way it is a little deeper and perfect for dipping.

Do Buckeyes Need To Be Refrigerated?

For optimal freshness keep your buckeyes in the refrigerator. Set out at room temperature for 20 minutes or so before serving to help them slightly soften.

How Long Do Buckeyes Last

Homemade Buckeyes candy will last up to one month if stored properly. I suggest keeping them stored in an airtight container inside the refrigerator. This helps to keep them fresh and tasty.

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Yield: 40 buckeyes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

With only 5-ingredients, this buckeyes recipe is the perfect sweet treat! Quick, easy, and perfect peanut butter chocolate combo. The key is a soft flavor packed filling and half dipped chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • chocolate almond bark

Instructions

  1. Add the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Beat with the paddle attachment for 2 to 3 minutes, or until combined and creamy.
  3. Scrape the side of the bowl. Add powdered sugar and stir until combined and a dough is formed.
  4. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto a wax paper or parchment lined tray. Place in the freezer until chilled, about 15 minutes.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or using the package directions.
  6. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer.
  7. Use a toothpick to poke into the center of one ball. Lift by the toothpick and half dip into the chocolate.
  8. Place back onto the lined tray and carefully remove the toothpick. Use your finger to smooth the hole out of the top.
  9. Carefully dip each remaining ball using the same technique.
  10. Allow to set and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 6g
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