Easy Buckeye Candy Recipe

What You'll Need:

Creamy Peanut Butter Salted Butter Vanilla Extract Powdered Sugar Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers

Beat the peanut butter and butter together in a large bowl until creamy. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar, and beat until combined.

Stop and scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of the peanut butter mixture onto the parchment paper. Roll the balls between your palms until they are round and smooth, then place them back on the parchment paper. Freeze for 20-30 minutes maximum.

Melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth. Once the peanut butter balls are well-chilled, remove them from the freezer and skewer one with a toothpick.

Dip the peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate until mostly covered, leaving a small round opening on top to give the appearance of a buckeye ball. Gently shake off excess chocolate so it doesn't pool too much on the baking sheet.

Return the buckeye to the baking sheet so the chocolate can set up.

Use your fingers or a paring knife to smooth over the toothpick mark. Let the chocolate set fully before serving them.

There's no need to use an oven for this easy no-bake holiday treat, and the recipe is only 5 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

Homemade Buckeyes are similar to Reese's peanut butter cups, just shaped a little differently and with a slightly different peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio. They have been around for decades and everybody loves them.

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