Buckeye Candy Recipe

Buckeye Candy Recipe

Buckeye candy recipe. Do you like your peanut butter balls fully covered or just part way?

Buckeye balls are always fun to make. My kids always had a hard time not eating the mixture before they are shaped into balls and coated in chocolate. The dough is just sooo good.

Try adding a 1/4 cup cocoa to the mixture for some chocolate buckeye candies.

You can also sprinkle some icing sugar on the balls when the coating is still soft for some decoration.


You will need a large mixing bowl, a 2 cup measuring cup, a tsp spoon, a slotted spoon or fork, a double boiler or a medium bowl and sauce pan, wax paper, cookie sheets, and an air tight container.

Place the wax paper on the cookie sheet and set aside

Gather Your Ingredients:

Make sure you have everything before you begin.


  • 1 lb. margarine
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 box graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar

Chocolate Dip:

  • 4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 block paraffin wax

Creating Your Buckeye Candy Recipe Masterpiece:

  1. Combine margarine, vanilla, graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, and icing sugar and mix until well blended.
  2. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. If the mixture isn't firm enough to shape, try putting it in the fridge for an hour or so. You should be able to shape them once they are set.
  3. Place on the wax paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and paraffin wax in double boiler or a medium bowl over a sauce pan of simmering water.
  5. Stick toothpick in the balls and dip 3/4 of the ball in the melted chocolate mixture.
  6. Set on the wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge so the chocolate doesn't get soft. You can also freeze them for a couple months, just take them out the day before you want them and let them defrost in the fridge.

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Food.com has an alteration that doesn't use graham craker crumbs. You might want to give it a try.

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