I don’t know if it is 2020 that is making me nostalgic for all things from my childhood, but baking holiday treats this year has given me comfort. And one of those famous holiday treats from my childhood was the good old chocolate and peanut butter buckeye. We ate them for Christmas and then I remember my mom making them again on New Years Eve where we played the game “Trouble” until midnight. I was probably only 5 or 6 so staying up that late was a major achievement but I think the sugar in the buckeyes helped too (ha!).
Here is the recipe we always used in my house (but I have found that adding a bit of coconut oil to the chocolate chips helps a ton with dipping so I added that in here!)
Simple Buckeye Recipe
- 1/2 cup of butter softened
- 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2-2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- Cream butter and peanut butter until smooth.
- Add the vanilla and then slowly stir in the powdered sugar until dough resembles a stiff cookie dough.
- Roll peanut butter dough into walnut sized balls and place on waxed paper cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate the peanut butter dough balls for at least 15-20 minutes.
- In a microwave safe bowl, place chocolate chips and coconut oil and melt. (Start with 1 min then do 30 second intervals until mixture is melted.)
- Take refrigerated buckeye balls and dip in chocolate and then place back into the fridge to harden.
- Then eat!!