Buckeyes Recipe
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Buckeyes Recipe

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These candies are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fund-raiser.—Merry Kay Opitz, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 33 servings

Ingredients

  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2/3 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 302 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, peanut butter and butter until smooth. Shape into 1-in. balls; set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper; refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Buckeyes in Country Woman November/December 2001, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 302 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"This was my first attempt at making Buckeyes and my husband said "These are the best Buckeyes I've ever had!". I followed the recipe and didn't add anything to it, a few things i did do: 1). roll the peanut butter balls until they become smooth- warm in your hands and change texture. Then place in the fridge for about 45 min + too cool. 2). Make the chocolate dip in two batches (chocolate becomes thick quickly). Melt 1/2 of the chips and 1/2 tsp shortening in a small pan on the stove over low heat stirring continuously. Dip cold balls quickly using a tooth pick to hold the ball while dipping. To get the look of a Buckeye (leave a little brown oval showing. 3). Cool balls on a cookie sheet covered in foil or waxed paper and place somewhere cold to cool. At the holidays I don't have room in the fridge...garage, freezer, porch railing anywhere that will be cold! Enjoy P.S. this is a very quick & easy recipe!"

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"This was my first year making these for Thanksgiving and they turned out perfectly. I took some advice from other websites and added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the peanut butter mixture. Also, I had to keep reheating the chocolate thirty seconds at a time to make it easier to handle. But, ohhhh they tasted so good."

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"sclark 27 is correct--- I have never seen buckeyes that were completely covered with chocolate. You must leave a small circle at the top exposed so that it will look like a buckeye nut. I am from Ohio, I am a Buckeye, trust me on this!"

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"These buckeyes taste wonderful, but beware.... Not all chocoloate chips work well for dipping, even with the shortening added... I got so fed up with not being able to make the chocolate thin enough that I scrapped the whole batch and started over with Wilton chocolate designed for molds and dipping. I didn't even need to add shortening to them, and they tasted AMAZING!!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Husband is still looking for the old grade school peanut butter bars recipe. This one is close."

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