Buckeyes are fun little candies. They are made with a simple, fudge-like peanut butter center and dipped in chocolate. The top of the peanut butter ball is left uncovered making it look like a buckeye.
(A buckeye is a tree that forms a little round fruit with nut like seeds.)
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 ounces of dark chocolate wafers or other coating chocolate
1. Mix the peanut butter, butter, and sugar together adding more powdered sugar if necessary to reach the desired consistency. Form little round balls the size of a large marble. Refrigerate the balls until firm.
2. Melt the chocolate. Dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate using toothpicks as skewers to hold the balls. Cover all but the top portion of the balls. Set aside until the chocolate sets. Store leftover buckeyes in the refrigerator.
Baker’s note: This recipe was tested with 100% peanut butter, the kind that needs to be refrigerated after opening. If you use shelf stable peanut butter, the buckeyes may not need to be refrigerated. We prefer the 100% peanut butter.