Buckeyes are a classic treat that originated in Ohio, and they have a devoted following all over the United States. These peanut butter and chocolate balls are the perfect combinations of sweet and salty, and they’re a beloved holiday treat in many households.
To make buckeyes, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
To start, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until the mixture is well combined. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Next, it’s time to coat the buckeyes in chocolate. Melt the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is smooth. Dip each buckeye into the chocolate, leaving a small portion of the peanut butter mixture exposed at the top to create the “buckeye” look. Return the coated buckeyes to the parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
These buckeyes are the perfect treat for any occasion. They’re sweet, creamy, and oh-so-satisfying. Whether you’re making them for a holiday party or just because they’re sure to be a hit. Enjoy!