Buckeye Candy

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 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


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.


by D. David , Las Vegas on Dec. 2011

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.


by S. S , Indiana on May. 2010

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!


by K. Kellie , Wyandotte, MI on Jan. 2010

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!

Easy and Delicious!

by J. Jennifer , , Adirondacks, NY on Dec. 2009

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

quick and easy

by R. Rachelle , FENTON, MI on Nov. 2009

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

Origninally from Ohio

by S. Shirley , Charlotte,NC on Oct. 2009

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

Love them Buckeyes

by T. Terry , Fargo, ND on Oct. 2009

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

Buckeye candy

by p. pamela , Baltimore, MD on May. 2009

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


by t. tammie , gorgetown ky on Apr. 2009

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

Buckeyes and more!

by L. Laurie , Peoria, IL on Mar. 2009

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!