Raise your hand if you're sick of me talking about the Buckeyes?
You know, that football team that is 12-0 but isn't eligible for a bowl game? 
Yeah, that one. 

I'm sure most of you are.
But, I promise you that today the buckeyes I'm talking about you will NEVER, ever, get sick of.
People pay big bucks to get candy buckeyes in their hands.

Mainly because they are made out peanut butter and covered in warm chocolate. 
Two of the best ingredients in all the land, yes?

Buckeyes are popular here in Ohio for the obvious reasons, but you don't have to be a football fan to be obsessed with these little balls of goodness. Friends from all over the world (ok, US of A) dream of eating these!

Since I like to make dreams come true, I've got the recipe for you today.

This was my first time making buckeyes because I just figured that since they tasted so amazing they would a. be really hard to make or b. I would mess them up terribly and give them a bad rep. 
Lucky for you (and me), neither are true.

They are easy to make and your friends/family will think you slaved in the kitchen for hours making them! 
Your significant other is guaranteed to love you that much more, too. It's proven. ;)

Get it? Got it? Good.

Candy Buckeyes:
recipe source

+2 cups peanut butter
+1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
+pinch of salt
+1/2 tsp vanilla extract
+1 pound icing sugar (powdered sugar)
+1 12 oz. pack of semisweet chocolate chips (ever since San Francisco-we are partial to Ghirardhelli ;))
+2 tbsp Crisco or shortening

What You Do:
+Mix the peanut butter, salt, and butter in a bowl. Place in the microwave for half a minute to soften the mixture. Mix in the vanilla and gradually mix in the icing sugar until it has the consistency of dough (I used about half the bag). Roll the peanut butter into balls about an inch wide. Place on cookie sheet and chill for about half an hour.

{don't mind my old cookie sheets. It's strange how I prefer to bake with these over our brand new cookie sheets, but I digress..}

+When chilled, stick a toothpick into the center of the balls to make dipping in chocolate easier.

+Place the shortening and chocolate in a bowl. Place the bowl over a pot of warm water and melt thoroughly. Take the peanut butter ball and dip in the chocolate about 3/4 through and leave part of the ball uncovered. Place the ball back on the cookie sheet. Do this for the rest of the balls. Place the sheet back in the fridge and allow chocolate to set.

+Remove the toothpick and smooth over the surface (with a spoon or something similar) to remove the hole. Serve.

Store in the refrigerator if you have extras.
My guess is you won't. ;)

So good. So good.

Have you tried candy buckeyes before?

If not, you pretty much need to make these tonight.
or for your next holiday party.
 or for the weekend.

OK, just make them.

PS-Today is my Dad's birthday! I am so blessed to have him!
Happy Birthday Pops...We love you!
{him this morning at the office}



  1. Those look good. I'll have to try them sometime. Are they a northern treat? I've never heard of them before. One of my favorite things is sopapilla cheesecake. You gotta try that if you haven't yet!

    1. They are! But I've heard from many people who live elsewhere that enjoy them and eat them. :) I haven't heard of that!!

    2. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sopapilla-Cheesecake-Pie/ Try this out! They're delishhhh! :)

  2. Gosh those look amazing! I imagine those are fat free, amiright?

  3. OMG, those look super delicious!
    I really have to try to make them since it's that easy! :)
    Thanks for sharing! <3

  4. First off GO BLUE!!! lol J.K. I do play with michagin in my NCAA football game though. LOL but I do now cheer for OSU. Wish we could make those but steph cant eat the chocolate. Also tell your pops happy birthday. My wife should be commenting soon so, HI WIFEY!

  5. I loooove buckeyes. I can't eat one without eating like.. ten. or more.

  6. I am not an OHIO girl but I love these. Our closest friend married a girl from ohio and she makes them for every game!

  7. I've never made homemade ones but we did buy some Anthony Thomas buckeyes for the big game, go bucks!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

    1. Anthony Thomas' are amazing too! I used to have those all the time. Much cheaper to do yourself though so try it!

  8. Oh we know alllll about buckeyes. My hubs is OBSESSED! I don't think that I've ever actually made them but he does manage to find them at every party we go to.

  9. i don't follow the buckeyes but how whack are those rules? undefeated but can't play in a bowl game ... whaaaaaat?! who is in charge of these decisions?

  10. My aunt always makes these for the holidays, and I LOVE them! I could make myself sick eating them! Delish.

  11. Oh Timmy...such a precious birthday boy!! Tell Pappa Whalen (Or Mr. Krysh, as I called him that one night LOL) I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

  12. Wow those look AMAZING! I will have to try them out. Thanks for sharing!



    1. Hi Allison! :) Have you had them? if not, try them..they are delicious!!

  13. Crazy! When I make them I only use peanut butter and powdered sugar. Now I have an excuse to make them to try your way. I don't hate it. My thighs are already running away..

  14. Those look amazing!!!
    My husband goes (while I am reading this): "Who made those? Do we know them, can they bring them over?".
    Um NO stalker. But I can try to make them.

    Happy Birthday to your dad!


    1. Hahahaha! Your hubs knows where it's at ;) and thank you! Love my Dad!

  15. Totally just pinned these buckeyes for later. YUM!

  16. Damn you, woman! Every time you post a recipe on your blog I am inclined to make it.

    1. Well what are you waiting for miss? Get.to.it.

  17. Well that doesn't sound too hard, I am going to make these to take to the fam for Christmas! Yay!

    1. they aren't hard! Hope your family enjoys them. If not, send them my way ;) but I'm sure they will.

  18. Hi! I'm a new blogger and an Ohio girl too :) Just came across your page and love your posts, just wanted to share some love and say Goo Bucks!!

    1. Hi Laura!! Where in Columbus are you? thanks for saying hi! I went to your page, but couldn't "follow" you - make sure you add the widget on your Blogger Dashboard for Followers to your sidebar. :) xo

  19. True story...I seriously thought that only people in Ohio ate buckeyes and basically knew where they were. Sad story...J still makes fun of me! But I know they are nation wide. :)

  20. Aw, these are my mommy's Christmas specialty! I LOVE these!

  21. I so miss these, they used to sell them at the food court on the small oval back in my Ohio State days. Will have to try the recipe now, fo' so'!! :) Thanks! Go Bucks!

    Kerry @ tillthensmileoften.com

  22. LOVE Ohio State. Seriously beyond annoyed that we aren't going to a bowl game. Those boys deserve it after all their hard work.

  23. I made these last night thanks to this post! ;-) yumm!

  24. Hi - tried to find a reference in the comments but, can these be frozen after they are made? I'd like to prepare these today and save them for the holidays. Just leave them in the fridge until then? Or safe to freeze. Afraid something might happen to the chocolate (bubbles and dots) if left in the fridge too long.

    Thanks - I've had these or a variation thereof and the further away they are from me, the better! NomNom


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