Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
The term Buckeye Balls is code for delicious chocolate, peanut butter candy goodies.


Makes 7 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (16-ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 (16-ounce) packages powdered sugar
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons shortening


Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until blended.

Shape into 1-inch balls; chill 10 minutes or until firm.

Microwave chocolate and shortening in a 2-quart glass bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring twice.

Dip each ball in chocolate mixture until partially coated; place on wax paper to harden. Store in an airtight container.

November 2000
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