Buckeyes are an Ohio classic. My parents are from there, and for the uninitiated, that’s where these chocolate-covered peanut butter balls (and the Ohio State mascot!) get their name. I always made Buckeyes with my mom growing up. I made them in high school during sleepovers with my friends, and now I make them with my kids. It’s fun because they get their hands all chocolate-y, plus it’s a simple recipe — you really can’t blow it.
Buckeyes (Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls)
Makes about 36 Buckeyes
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
1 2/3 cups 365 Everyday Value® Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
2 cups 365 Everyday Value® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and peanut butter. Using about 1 tablespoon each, form and roll the mixture into small balls. Set the balls aside (I like to chill mine on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in the refrigerator) during the next step.
Using a double boiler or a saucepan plus a heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Dip your peanut butter balls into the chocolate to coat. Place the completed buckeyes back onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet and put them back into the refrigerator for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the chocolate has set.