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Buckeye Candy

Buckeye Candy
Makes:
72 candies (6 dozen total)
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
70
minutes
Low CalorieLow SodiumVegetarian
based on
662 reviews
Buckeye Candy is the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate -- a "chocolate lover's" dream come true.…

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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  •  Star(s)

    Simple

    David Curtis from Las Vegas

    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.

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    Delicious!

    S Jones from Indiana

    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!

  •  Star(s)

    Well....

    Kellie Cholette from Wyandotte, MI

    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!

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    Easy and Delicious!

    Jennifer Gipe from , Adirondacks, NY

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

  •  Star(s)

    quick and easy

    Rachelle Stack from FENTON, MI

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

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    Origninally from Ohio

    Shirley Roberts from Charlotte,NC

    These are great candies to have around the holidays but they don't stay long. From Ohio home of the buckeyes.

  •  Star(s)

    Love them Buckeyes

    Terry Ryding from Fargo, ND

    Fairly easy to make.... Everyone that tries them want more!! Very satisfying for your sweet tooth!

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    Buckeye candy

    pamela meek from Baltimore, MD

    Delicious! Easy to make and easy and tasty to eat. Perfect recipe. Love this one it's a keeper!

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    buckeyes

    tammie maggard from gorgetown ky

    i tried to make these iam getting ready to dip them in choclate hopefully they turn out right!!! but they are tasty and very messy!!! not recomended for children to help lol

  •  Star(s)

    Buckeyes and more!

    Laurie Gnehm from Peoria, IL

    These have been a family tradition for us for years. For Easter we shape them like eggs and use white chocolate to cover. Then decorate like Easter eggs by adding sprinkles or piping on melted colored candy melts. My kids love to make these. Also make good footballs or basketballs for game parties!

  •  Star(s)

    Peanutbutter Buckeye Candy

    lesley Allen from Morgan Hill, CA

    Very easy to make and delicious. Will definitely make more for this season as last nite's batch went very fast at work today. Was loved by all.

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    yummy!

    Brittany Partlow from Locust Grove, GA

    buckeyes in our family is a tradition every christmas. this is one of the best recipes i've found. they're almost as good as the ones you can buy in the stores up on campus in ohio!

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    Buckeyes!

    susan higginbotham from Kimberling City, MO

    If you like Peanutbutter and Chocolate together...then this recipe is for you! Delicious and fun to make! Shape makes for an excellent conversation. Enjoy!

  •  Star(s)

    messy candy but oh so good

    Jill Dasen from Akron, OH

    this is real good but a little messy not good for kids to help as choclate is hot but a big hit at osu game days

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    buckeye candy

    Lisa Hildebrand from Springfield, OR

    these are extremely easy and good. i had a party to go to last week and was to bring candy. so i thought since i love to make homemade items to bring to events. i thought this would be good. well a great hit. and have four orders to make over again for my new friends. lisa

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    So Easy

    Estrella Starn from Ovid, MI

    I made this recipe. And it was so incredibly easy. And it tastes so good. I cant wait to use it again.

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    Buckeye Candy

    MARSHA GLASSBURN from Rochester, IN

    This was great when I used this in our haunted house . The scene was the Mad Scientist lab. We put them in a glass jar and the mad scientist plucked them from the monster in the table. He ate it . The trick was to use Nestles white choc and instesd of chocate around peanut butter. Then use a bit of red food coloring and make red lines from center to bottom. Add a colored candy dot to uncovered chocolate on peanut butter ball.

  •  Star(s)

    wonderful

    Paula Gulosh from LAS VEGAS, NV

    I have made this recipe for years and its always a hit, the only thing I change is I add parafin wax to the chocolate so it hardens even quicker and stays hard. I use one brick with 2 bags of chips so its not a lot...very good

  •  Star(s)

    Very easy

    ANNA CAREY from Elizabethtown, PA

    I tried this recipe and I can not believe how easy it was. They were so good my husband and kids love them.

  •  Star(s)

    Great for Buckeye-balls

    Nancy Wainwright from Gambier, OH

    This is a good, easy recipe. For our Autumn Bazaar I dip the balls in white chocolate, put an inverted chocolate chip in the toothpick hole and drizzle thin lines of red icing around it to make great looking eyeball candy.

  •  Star(s)

    Solutions to a few issues

    Beth Jeffries from Indianapolis, IN

    I LOVE ths recipe but I ran into a few issues when I was making them so I thought I would share my solutions!! I used a butter ball scoop to get the right amount of peanut butter mixture and it helped alot and made them uniform. I then stuck a toothpick in every ball and then froze them for one hour. This keeps them from falling off when you dip them! If you find the chocolate to thick when dipping add some more shortening or a little vegtable oil. DO NOT ADD MILK!!! :) After the balls unthaw a little after dipping twist the toothpick and pull out of the ball. Wet your fingers and cover up the hole on the top. Wetting them is was really helps and gets it gone. We made over 200 of them for my wedding reception so I got quite good at it! :)

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    Renee Pratt from LONDON, KY

    These are incredibly delicious and very easy to make. I used dark chocolate instead of semi sweet and they were awesome. Great easy recipe for kids to make too. My daughter loved helping with them. I plan to make these for Christmas treats for my friends.

  •  Star(s)

    Yum

    Cheri Jewell from RICHMOND, IN

    These are just to die for. My family and friends love them

  •  Star(s)

    fun to make

    Cathy Shearer from ENGADINE, MI

    my family loves this recipe

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    i loved these!!!

    amber key from Pendleton, IN

    these were easy to make and fun for the kids as well! i will make these again and again. delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    loved it

    Nicole Cox from Marion, OH

    I am from Ohio and always loved it when my mom made buckeyes. When my husband asked me to make them for him to take into work I was trilled. But when I tried on it took me back and they are so creamy. I definitely would recamend theses to anyone.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    Lorna Atkin from SMITHFIELD, UT

    Do not forget the freezing step!

  •  Star(s)

    Really Good!

    Patti Cordaro from WILLOWICK, OH

    These are amazing. I made them for a party and they were gone before anything else on the menu. Thanks for a great recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    A True Buckeye Fan!!

    Kathryn Brandt from BROOKVILLE, OH

    With pleasure, I'm happy to say, I'm a "true" Buckeye. I'm from and have always lived in the "Buckeye" state (OH). I've enjoyed this candy for many years. I had never attempted to make this candy, until I viewed your recipe online! With great joy, my candy was a success. We "Buckeye's" find Any occasion, a "Buckeye Candy" occasion. Thank you for your easy recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    BEST BUCKEYES

    Erica Leffler from CLEVELAND, OH

    Living in Ohio you eat a lot of these treats, but after making and servings these Buckeyes, I was told they were the best my co-workers have tasted! I will continue to make these for my family and friends for all my special events!

  •  Star(s)

    easy and delicious

    Candace Usitalo from HOUGHTON, MI

    I make buckeyes for cookie exchanges, easy and everyone loves them.

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    Barbara Boothe from WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

    Made these for my family get together this past holiday and they were delicious

  •  Star(s)

    Buckeye Candy

    Janette Melendez from BAKERSFIELD, CA

    I made these as part of a boxed homemade candy collection, that I gave out at Christmas. They were by far the favorite with just about everyone, especially my husband. So guess who's getting them in a heart shape box for Valentines Day?

  •  Star(s)

    TOTALLY AWESOME

    Danielle Shuckhart from MT PLEASANT, PA

    I have been looking for a recipe like this one. I used to have these in school for lunch. They were upside down and called bon bons. Finally found what I have been looking years for. THANK YOU NESTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    A family favorite

    S F from

    My mom made several batches of this candy. She shared it with friends and family. It was a hit! Everyone asked for more.

  •  Star(s)

    easy and yummy

    pamela hill from LINCOLN, NE

    i tried this combination of chocolate and peanut butter, and it was great, everyone loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    Buckeye Candy

    florence Lenhardt from Richland Center, WI

    This candy is one of my favorites to make at Christmas, but my boys ask me to make this candy often.

  •  Star(s)

    BUCKEYE CANDY

    virginia sharp from WASCO, CA

    MY NEPHEWS AND I MADE THIS CANDY AT CHRISTMAS. THEY LOVED MAKING IT AND GIVING IT OUT. THEY DECIDED WE NEEDED TO MAKE SOME MORE TO GIVE OUT NEW YEAR'S EVE. THEY HAD A BLAST! THEY ARE ALREADY THINKING OF VARIATIONS. WE TRIED WHITE CHOCOLATE ON HALF OF THE CANDY. IT WAS A HIT!!!

  •  Star(s)

    So simple and delicious

    Mary-Jo Canuel from WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

    This is easy to make and the results are delicious. I have used chunky peanut butter also and they're great.

  •  Star(s)

    Don't be intimidated...

    Lori Ericson from MORRISVILLE, NC

    ...by the intermediate level on this recipe. It's really easy and very impressive. My husband got upset when I gave some away because he wanted to eat them ALL by himself!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Fantastic!

    Tracy Fink from ITASCA, IL

    These were very easy to make and it became a whole family project! Even our 5 year old daughter was able to be a big helper. They store well and look beautiful on a cookie tray.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Good

    tonya nimark from HOMESTEAD, FL

    I was suprised at how easy these really were. My family loves them...they have now become a new tradition in our house.

  •  Star(s)

    First candy I have ever made

    Taylor bromme from fredericksburg, VA

    This was the first time in my life that I have ever made candy.It was very fun and yummy!Me and my friend Amelia made them and it was quite messy afterwards.Her brother was throwing the peanut- butter in our hair!!!!!But it was delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Good candy

    A MCCRAY from

    A friend from Ohio used to bring these to work - they are delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    tasty

    Chrissie Foote from SUSQUEHANNA, PA

    My family loves these. I covered all over the ball and not just on the bottom. They were a hit at my lunch group dinner also.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW!

    Caroline Hendley from FL

    This recipie is a fun and easy one to do with the kids. It is also tastey!

  •  Star(s)

    Buckeyes Rule

    Priscilla-Jane Raykoske from WALLINGFORD, VT

    My grandchildren and I made these together. The ingredients are staples in our pantry, the instructions easy to follow, and everyone can get in on the fun of making and eating these tasty treats!

  •  Star(s)

    I love buckeyes

    Crystal Parks from Lafayette, IN

    I always made these with my mom... We also gave them as gifts and only some made it to Christmas.. I forgot how to make them, but now I am happy to know how... :) Now I can make them on my own... :)

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Taste Great!!!!

    Sarah Edwards from RAVENNA, OH

    Everyone loves this recipe for the buckeyes and being from Ohio.(Go Buckeyes)We love them. I have used this recipe for 3 years and it is great and easy!!! A++++

  •  Star(s)

    Great Gift

    Bonnie Whitaker from LARGO, FL

    These are the best. I have been baking for many many years. I also bake for other people and this is one of the most asked for all the time. Easy to make and Yummy to eat. You can use this receipe all year..

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/72 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 72 

  • 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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Buckeye Candy

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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