Homemade Buckeye Recipe

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This simple recipe for homemade buckeyes is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Buckeyes are sure to become a often requested family favorite!


  • 1 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) smooth peanut butter
  • 4.55 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 bar paraffin


  1. First, stir together the melted butter and peanut butter.
  2. Stir in the powdered sugar. Gradually add powdered sugar until mixture is not sticky. Mix until smooth, using your hands.
  3. Roll the dough into balls. They should be quarter size or smaller. Chill for one hour.
  4. While the buckeyes are in the refrigerator, melt 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/3 bar paraffin in a double broiler.
  5. When the chocolate is melted and the buckeyes hardened, it’s time to dip the buckeyes. Put a wooden toothpick in the middle of a buckeye. Gentle lower into the chocolate and rotate so the buckeye is covered with a small hole remaining around the toothpick.
  6. Lift the buckeye carefully out of the chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to drip into the pan. Place the buckeye on a plate covered with wax paper. Remove the toothpick and repeat.
  7. One batch makes around 80 buckeyes. Store your buckeyes in the refrigerator or freezer.