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Close up photo of a plate of peanut butter buckeyes with the one on top with a bit missing surrounded by holiday decorations.
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5 from 2 votes


These Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls are a traditional no-bake treat made with just 5 ingredients and destined to be a family favorite if they're not already!
Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 34 balls
Calories: 210kcal



  • Add the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla to a large bowl or stand mixer and cream together for 30 seconds.
  • Sift 3 cups of the powdered sugar into the bowl and beat until smooth. If the mixtture is still too soft, beat in an additional 1/2 cup. The mixture should stick together but not be sticky, moore of a set fudge texture.
  • Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and portion the peanut butter mixture out with a medium cookie scoop and roll into balls. Place them on the cookie sheet and chill in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Just before removing the balls from the freezer, melt the chocolate melting wafers in a wide glass on 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until fully melted.
  • Use a toothpick to spear the balls and dip them in the melted chocolate. Use a fork to help remove the toothpick from the ball and place back on the parchment paper.
  • Use your finger or a paring knife to lightly cover the hole from the toothpick.
  • Allow to set until the chocolate hardens.



  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.
  • Jif creamy peanut butter was used in this recipe and I have never tested it with all-natural peanut butter.
  • Chocolate chips may be used in place of the melting wafers. Add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil to every cup of chocolate chips for smoothness.
  • There will be excess chocolate remaining since you need to be able to dip these balls almost fully without covering the tops, so you need the chocolate to be deep enough at all times for the balls to sink in.
  • Don’t let the balls sit out too long before dipping because they can start to sweat and it will make it hard for the chocolate to stick.
  • Do not freeze for more than 30 minutes prior to dipping. Place in the refrigerator if not ready to dip.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg