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Buckeyes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

5-1/2 dozen

These chocolate peanut butter balls (no bake!) are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fundraiser. They resemble chestnuts or buckeyes—hence the name. —Merry Kay Opitz, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Buckeyes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2/3 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, peanut butter and butter until smooth. Shape into 1-in. balls; set aside.
  2. Microwave chocolate chips and shortening on high until melted; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper; refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm. Cover and store in the refrigerator.



Test Kitchen Tips
  • Leave a bit of chocolate-free space on each piece for an authentic buckeye look!
  • Check out more iconic recipes from Ohio.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 127 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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