Wednesday, March 24, 2010

If you are from Ohio, like me, then you already know what these amazing peanut butter and chocolate treasures are.  However, if you have not ever had a "Buckeye" then you need to make this recipe now!  And if for some reason you are not a fan of Ohio State then you can call these guys whatever you wish; I promise you will love the way they taste though!  I wish I could tell you what this recipe yields but I only made a half batch and proceeded to eat almost half of the dough as I was rolling it into balls.  Even after all that, half of this recipe made about 60 buckeyes.  This means that the whole recipe (listed below) makes A LOT!

Although I am from Ohio, after four years at Michigan State I now bleed green!  This fall my team won the Big Ten Championship and we finally received our rings last weekend.  Check this out:
 Pretty sweet, don't you think?!


Source: my mom's recipe
Yields A LOT 

2 pounds creamy peanut butter
4 sticks butter, softened
12 cups confectioners sugar
2 12-ounce packages semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Mix peanut butter and butter in large stand mixer until creamy.  Add confectioners sugar a couple of cups at a time and beat until smooth.  Refrigerate dough for about 2 hours or until hard.  

Roll dough into balls (I made mine a little smaller than a ping pong ball).  Once all the dough is rolled into balls, refrigerate for 3-4 hours until very hard.

Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler.  Using a toothpick, dip balls into chocolate, covering about 3/4 of the ball in chocolate, and set on wax paper-lined sheet pan to dry.  Place buckeyes in refrigerator to set.

Store in air-tight container in fridge.  I like them best served cold but these buckeyes will withstand any tailgate weather!


  1. love the balls and the bling :)

  2. I love buckeyes! Haven't had one in years. I lost my grandmothers recipe years ago, but these look just like them. I am going to make these for Christmas in her memory. Thank you! :)


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