Are you a fan of buckeyes? I mentioned in an earlier recipe post that the name is up for debate. Are you team “peanut butter ball” or team “buckeye”? Either way, these are a fan-favorite on my dessert tray every Christmas, and I am excited to share our best-ever buckeye recipe with you today!
Best-Ever Buckeye Recipe
What you need
- parchment paper
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter (softened not melted)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
What you do
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner, and set aside.
- Combine peanut butter, butter, and vanilla with a mixer on medium until mixture is nice and fluffy.
- Mix in powdered sugar (do a little bit at a time until incorporated to minimize spilling!). Chill mixture in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined pan. Chill the balls again 30 minutes.
- Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir and continue microwaving in 20 second increments just until melted.
- Place a toothpick into each peanut butter ball and dip in chocolate (note: a traditional buckeye leaves a little bit of the peanut butter peeking out the top, but if you want to cover the whole thing, go for it!)
- Place on a sheet lined with parchment paper and chill until serving. Store in the fridge!
We typically dunk the whole ball into the chocolate, and either pipe the remaining melted chips on top to make a drizzle or we top with sprinkles or chopped nuts!
Now, just try not to eat them all in one day — but I totally won’t judge if you do!! ‘Tis the season????