Buckeye Candies (For Every Ohio State Game)

Ready in 20 minutes

Servings: Yields  50 balls (less what is eaten during assembly!)

Calories  – Don’t Ask !

1938 – Hacks: Use melting chocolate in place of Belgian chocolate.


  • 3 Cups Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter – room temperature
  • 2 Pounds Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Real Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Belgian Chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons Crisco (vegetable shortening)

Kitchen Supplies

Basic Measuring Cups and Spoons

Electric Mixer


Small Ice Cream Scoop (approx. 1” diameter)

Double Boiler

Toothpicks or Skewer Sticks

Parchment Paper


  1. In Mixer, Combine – Peanut Butter and room temperature Butter. Mix until creamy.
  2. Slowly add : Sifted Confectioners Sugar, mixing until mixture is smooth.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Form into 1 inch balls using a small ice cream scoop. Roll until perfectly rounded.
  5. Melt Chocolate in double boiler, adding Vegetable Shortening until melted. Gently stir into Chocolate until just incorporated.
  6. Insert a toothpick into Peanut Butter Balls. Dip into Melted Chocolate, leaving the top uncovered where it looks like a real buckeye. Let excess Chocolate drip off and place on parchment paper to cool. Store in cool area.


Recipe may be cut in ½ or doubled. Best to use a small ice cream scoop to make balls, as they can be a little sticky.