Oh MAN! I seriously love love love….
First of all you may be asking, “What is a Buckeye?” and I’m here to tell you that they are dangerously addictive little bites of creamy sweet peanut butter dipped in dark chocolate!
If you enjoy a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, then gather up that jar of peanut butter, bar of dark chocolate and get your bowl ready to make these tasty treats… YUM YUM YUM!
Growing up, it was a toss between a Sneaker’s bar or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…but the Reese’s usually won out. I loved them so much that my first ever recipe creation at age 9 included them. Take 2 Reese’s cup and 1 large marshmallow carefully sandwiched in between the 2 Reese’s, microwave for about 10 – 20 seconds and voila! I also loved to put the peanut butter cups in the freezer and fall in love with them bite by bite, over and over again – sigh. So good!
Buckeyes are perfect with the holidays fast approaching, after you make them you can keep them ready and waiting for any guest that may come around. Just keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator (booby trapped to warn you if anyone tries to sneak them). You will start to notice that your popularity will increase dramatically and you may also find that you have more friend’s just popping in because they were “in the neighborhood”.
Because of my love affair with Reese’s, I have happily decided that Buckeye’s would be more than a suitable inclusion within my recipe collection here at Little Figgy. I do hope that you enjoy them as much as I do – OH and please do try and share them 🙂
- 1 cup Peanut Butter, creamy or crunchy
- 1/4 cup (4 Tbls) Unsalted Butter, melted
- 2 cups (plus extra for rolling) Confectioners Sugar (Icing Sugar), sifted
- 6 - 8 oz Dark Chocolate chips or bar, melted
- In large bowl, combine Peanut Butter and melted Butter together.
- Sift in Confectioner's Sugar 1/2 cup at a time until well mixed.
- Scoop dough, 1 Tablespoon at a time and roll into ball. If dough is too stick, powder your hands with the extra Confectioners Sugar and continue to roll into 1 inch balls until dough is used up, placing them on a parchment lined baking sheet as you.
- Freeze Peanut Butter balls for 10 - 30 minutes.
- In microwave, melt chocolate in a microwave proof bowl 30 seconds at a time. stirring each time until the chocolate has melted and appears glossy. About 2 minutes total.
- Remove Peanut Butter balls from freezer and carefully using a fork or candy dipper tool, dip each ball into melted chocolate. Place each ball on parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 min - 2 hours or until firm and serve.
Note: Don't forget that if the peanut butter dough is too sticky to work with, dust your hands with the Confectioner's Sugar and continue rolling. Also keeping the dough and your hands cold will prevent the dough from sticking as well.
- Makes 2 - 3 dozen
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.