Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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These no-bake Peanut Butter Buckeyes are so creamy and rich. They’re perfect for anytime of year!

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

How was your weekend? I hope it was fantastic! I went into the weekend absolutely exhausted, so my only goal was to accomplish some of my holiday baking. And, I’m happy to say…mission accomplished!

Holiday baking is one of my favorite projects this time of year. And while I tend to make a few of the old standbys, I also love to create new treats too!

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

This year I decided that my new treat would be a Buckeye. Have you ever had one? Buckeyes are a rich and delicious bite sized treat made with the ultimate combination of peanut butter and chocolate. They’re perfect for adding to those holiday treat platters.

This recipe is super easy and you even get a few minutes to rest (or watch football) during the time the peanut needs to set.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Start by creaming together the butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes   Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Once completely combined, add the vanilla extract and the salt. Mix to combine.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

With the mixer on slow speed, add the confectioner’s sugar and blend. The mixture will look crumbly and dry once combined.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, roll a tablespoon of peanut butter into a ball and place on a silpat lined cookie sheet. Continue until you’re out of the peanut butter mixture.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Once all of the peanut butter balls are formed, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will allow them to harden so that they don’t melt in the hot chocolate.

Once the peanut balls are frozen, melt the milk chocolate using a double boiler or the microwave. I placed the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heated it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring, and then continuing to heat the chocolate until it was melted. It took about 1- 1 ½ minutes.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Then, using a fork, dip each ball into the chocolate until they’re almost covered in chocolate. Scrape excess chocolate off the fork before placing the peanut butter balls back onto the cookie sheet to harden.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Once the chocolate has hardened, place the buckeyes on parchment paper and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Happiness

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 18 Peanut Butter Buckeyes

These no-bake Peanut Butter Buckeyes are so creamy and rich. They’re perfect for anytime of year!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 heaping cup milk chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Start by creaming together the butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl.
  2. Once completely combined, add the vanilla extract and the salt. Mix to combine.
  3. With the mixer on slow speed, add the confectioner’s sugar and blend. The mixture will look crumbly and dry once combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, roll a tablespoon of peanut butter into a ball and place on a silpat lined cookie sheet. Continue until you’re out of the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Once all of the peanut butter balls are formed, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will allow them to harden so that they don’t melt in the hot chocolate.
  6. Once the peanut balls are frozen, melt the milk chocolate using a double boiler or the microwave. I placed the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heated it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring, and then continuing to heat the chocolate until it was melted. It took about 1- 1 ½ minutes.
  7. Then, using a fork, dip each ball into the chocolate until they’re almost covered in chocolate. Scrape excess chocolate off the fork before placing the peanut butter balls back onto the cookie sheet to harden.
  8. Once the chocolate has hardened, place the buckeyes on parchment paper and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.
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