Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)


  • 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound (4 cups) powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces semi sweet chocolate (you can use chocolate chips or your favorite brand of dark chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup shaved paraffin wax.


  1. In the bowl of a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth. This may take several minutes
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour. 
  3. Place the chocolate and paraffin wax in a deep bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until melted. (you can also use a double boiler or chocolate melting pot to melt the chocolate). 
  4. Dip the chilled peanut butter balls three fourths of the way into the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until chocolate is set. 
  5. Store in the fridge or the freezer.

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Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)
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