Hands-on Time
33 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 13 Mins
Serves 38 (serving size: 1 buckeye)

In this classic confection from the Buckeye State, creamy peanut butter and chocolate combine to create an adorable replica of an Ohio tree nut.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place first 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs; beat until blended.

Step 2

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape peanut butter mixture by tablespoonfuls into 38 balls. Place balls on baking sheet; refrigerate 1 hour.

Step 3

Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler; place over simmering water, stirring until almost melted. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

Step 4

Place each ball on a fork, and dip ball in chocolate until partially coated; return to parchment paper to harden.

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Ratings & Reviews

ahatfield's Review

November 04, 2013

amateurcook's Review

October 06, 2013
These were easy to make and tasted like Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Very rich and can only eat a few at a time but very hard to stop. Will make again. Would be fun to take to a gathering to share as a dessert.

SMcKinley's Review

October 04, 2013

leslie53's Review

September 29, 2013
Made these for the first time. They were very easy to make and were delicious. They are very rich, so you can only eat a couple at a time. I will make them again and again. Thanks for this recipe.

erikisst's Review

September 26, 2013
Growing up in Ohio "buckeyes" were a staple just about everywhere. They served them everyday in our school cafeteria (which also ended up stuck on the ceiling on a regular basis). It brought back such good memories making (and eating) this treat. They didn't disappoint either. They were absolutely delish! I am so glad I made them. I can't make them again for a long time though because I ate just about the whole batch myself. I need a few weeks at the gym to work off 30 buckeyes...lol!!