Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

By Summer:

This was ALWAYS my favorite Christmas recipe. And you know what, it still is! YUM! My favorite thing is to eat them frozen. My mom use to freeze them to hide them from me, but I knew where they were and would sneak them. Because of this I grow up loving them best frozen.

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Mix peanut butter, ½ cup butter, sugar, and vanilla

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Form nickel-sized balls

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Spear with a toothpick

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After freezing the balls melt some chocolate and dip them

dip in chocolate

Put back in freezer

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe:

Ingredients:

1½ cups peanut butter
16 ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter, divided
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and place in the freezer.

2. Mix peanut butter, ½ cup butter, sugar, and vanilla. Remove frozen sheet. With hands form nickel-sized balls. Mixture will be stiff. Place balls on sheet and spear with a toothpick.

3. Once sheet is full place sheet back into the freezer and allow balls freeze while slowly melting together chocolate and ½ cup butter in a double boiler.

4. Remove balls from freezer and coat in chocolate as desired (I do a full dip though some like to do a ½ or ¾ dip) and replace onto waxed cookie sheet.

5. Freeze or refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer to allow chocolate to firm.

6. For storage, keep refrigerated.

About Summer:

Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm

Comments

  1. I want to try this with sunbutter!

  2. Those look super delicious.

  3. Those look pretty easy to make and scrumptious too!

  4. Chocolate and peanut butter just go together. Yum.

  5. I love those!! Yummy!

  6. Mmmm those look good!

  7. Oh my gosh those are so easy to make, YUM!! Thanks Summer!

  8. totally trying this this weekend! YUM!

  9. All I can say is NOM NOM NOM

  10. Definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations!

  11. Thanks for sharing. Wondering if I could make it a bit healthier? Almond Butter, CaCao powder?? Hmmm..

  12. …they’re called buckeyes

  13. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I do not know how you get them to come out so pretty and neat. My balls are to soft and crumble when I put the chocolate and toothpick on them. I am going to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing! :)

  14. YUM!
    Kas

  15. Ohhh these look SO good. I love chocolate and peanut butter together!

  16. these are really popular in ohio, pretty much all the time, but really around the holidays, we call them buckeyes but only leave a small little circle of the peanut butter uncovered so it looks like a buckeye nut.

  17. You should consider getting a manicure next time you post pictures holding something. Your nails look hideous in that picture. Happy New Year!

  18. Chocolate…The food of the gods!

  19. Also known as Buckeyes, if you are from Ohio. Super delicious anyway you name them.

  20. I made these for my mother years ago when she was pregnant with my youngest brother. She used to crave them so bad that I had to try to hide them in the freezer too or she would eat the whole batch at once.

  21. Buckeyes.

  22. We call these buckeyes in Ohio

  23. Seeing this recipe brings back memories of cookie baking with my Grandma. The peanut butter balls was always her cookie.

    thanks for sharing.

  24. I make these too but for the peanut butter mixture I use Rice Krispies, Powdered Sugar, and then I melt the peanut butter and add that to the rice krispies mixed with the powdered sugar. I form balls with that and stick them in the freezer and dunk those into the melted chocolate. it adds a crunchy to the smooth.

  25. Jesi Allen says:

    Just wanted to offer an alternative.. Instead of mixing the chocolate with butter, a 1/2 of a (melted) wax bar! If you can get past the thought of the wax, it’s much healthier than the butter!

  26. lovely!…indeed. But can I make it with white cream butter?

  27. They’re called Buckeyes. Very popular in Ohio (they resemble the nuts from the buckeye tree).

  28. Just made a batch. Now looking forward to eating and sharing them

  29. Made these over the weekend and brought them to work – take about a winner!! Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. Super super easy to make and oh so creamy!!
    I especially love the fact that I can store them in the freezer for that go-to treat – they melt in your mouth.

  30. If you mix it with coconut oil instead of butter, it makes more of a magic shell type sauce and hardens almost instantly after dipping frozen items into it. The ratio is about 7 oz of chocolate to 2 T of coconut oil. Can’t wait to try this!

  31. Elaine Lund says:

    Mmmmm! Thank you for the recipe! I’m pinning it!

  32. Do they taste like reese´s?

  33. Yum! We made these growing up but we added chopped walnuts and some coconut flakes….even better! Enjoy

  34. I don’t know why, but the peanut butter was not stiff for me. I may have done something wrong. But did turn out great,

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