Buckeye Candy

Buckeye Candy

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10 min.
70 min.
72 candies (6 dozen total)

Buckeye Candy is the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate -- a "chocolate lover's" dream come true.…


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter, (not all-natural)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups (16-oz. box) powdered sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
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LINE baking sheets with wax paper.

BEAT peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture holds together and is moistened. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on prepared baking sheets. Freeze for 1 hour.

MELT morsels and shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

DIP peanut butter centers into melted chocolate using a toothpick, leaving a small portion of the center uncovered. Shake off excess chocolate and scrape bottom of candy on side of bowl. Return to baking sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

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I've made candy for years and it has always been a production so this year I tried some new recipes to see if it was as good as the old fashion candy and it was and a lot easier to make.

- David Curtis from Las Vegas


I made these one time so far and have yet to run into a family member who hasn't asked for them again! The whole family will enjoy!

- S Jones from Indiana


I can usually make anything from peanut brittle to fudge and well these buckeyes just didnt turn out for me. I mean people ate them but they didn't taste like they should of. Maybe it was me? I follwed everything so...Next year I am going with a different recipe!

- Kellie Cholette from Wyandotte, MI

Easy and Delicious!

I am not a very good cook/baker, but this was such an easy recipe and everyone loved them! Myself included

- Jennifer Gipe from , Adirondacks, NY

quick and easy

My whole family loves these candies. I love how quick and easy they are to make for bake sales too!

- Rachelle Stack from FENTON, MI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/72 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 72

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 35mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 11g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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