Buckeye Balls Recipe

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This recipe for buckeye balls is the classic peanut butter balls dipped in dark or white chocolate.

Servings: 20 buckeye balls


1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
8 ounces chocolate chips or candy melts/almond bark can be dark chocolate, white chocolate or both
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
optional: 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles


  1. Place the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated, then knead with your hands until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Shape the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on a sheet pan that’s been lined with parchment paper.
  3. Visit Buckeye Balls @ dinneratthezoo.com for full instructions.

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