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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy

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This chocolate peanut butter buckeye candy recipe is the ultimate Christmas candy! I make these every year to give to friends and they travel well.

Learn how easy it is to make these and you can start a new candy tradition today.

I love making candy for Christmas. One of my favorites is the chocolate peanut butter buckeye candy.

Peanut butter buckeye candy

This post was originally published on December 3, 2012 and has been recently updated.

These little truffle-like candies are my favorites and they are super easy to make and take to a party somewhere.

These candies were one of the first I ever learned how to make. Then I ventured out and made some Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that were phenomenal!

Peanut butter buckeye candy

If you are in need of a quick dish to take to get together, or even if you are making Christmas goodie boxes for friends, this candy is one you will want to make.

It's budget friendly, comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is always a favorite among people.

How to Make Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy

Peanut butter buckeye candy

I make a lot of cookies and goodies during Christmas, so, I always try to host a cookie swap with my friends and family.

And, you can really make these festive by wrapping them in these foil candy wrappers.

Peanut butter buckeye candy

I love using this Babycakes small chocolate melting pot to keep my chocolate warm while I get each peanut butter ball dipped. It makes it SO much easier instead of having to stop and remelt my chocolate in the microwave.

For more yummy Christmas Candy recipes like this one, I suggest you get a cookbook like this Easy Christmas Cookie Cookbook.

Looking for more cookie recipes? Check these out

What is your favorite holiday candy?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy

Peanut butter buckeye candy

This candy recipe will quickly become a favorite in your home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Combine the melted butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and the vanilla together and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper.
  2. In the top half of a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly. Use a toothpick to dip balls into the melted chocolate, leaving a small uncovered area so balls resemble buckeyes. Place balls on waxed paper. Use fingers to blend in toothpick holes. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 6g

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Friday 10th of November 2023

These look yum! I have never made buckeyes and now I am going to bake these.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 12th of November 2023

They are amazing!


Monday 6th of November 2023

These look amazing! Always a favorite.

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