These peanut butter balls are a classic holiday treat that are easy to make and always a hit! They only require a few simple ingredients and come together quickly. The hardest part is waiting for them to set in the fridge!
- 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1.33 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening
To make these Peanut Butter Balls, simply mix together the peanut butter, butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. Once everything is combined, shape the mixture into 1-inch balls.
Next, melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler. Once melted, dip each of the balls into the chocolate mixture and let them dry on some waxed paper. To make things easier, you can poke each ball with a toothpick before dipping.
And that’s it! These Peanut Butter Balls only take about 6 minutes to prepare and cook. Enjoy!
- Serving size: 1 ball
- Calories: 107
- Fat: 7 g
- Saturated fat: 3.5 g
- Unsaturated fat: 3.5 g
- Trans fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 10 mg
- Sodium: 60 mg
- Carbohydrates: 9.3 g
- Fiber :0.8g Sugar : 5.9g Protein 2.7g
How do you make the perfect Buckeye?
There are a few key things to keep in mind when making the perfect Buckeye. First, you’ll want to insert a toothpick into your peanut butter ball. This will help ensure that your buckeye stays together once it’s dipped in chocolate.
Next, dip three-quarters of the ball into melted chocolate, leaving the top uncovered. Allow excess chocolate to drip off before placing the buckeye on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Be sure to dab the bottom of the buckeye on the wax paper too – this will remove any excess chocolate and help create a clean look for your finished product.
How do you melt chocolate for Buckeye balls?
There are two ways to melt chocolate for Buckeye balls – in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.
If you’re using a double boiler, simply place the chocolate chips in the top part of the boiler and stir frequently until they’re melted and smooth. Then proceed with dipping the frozen peanut butter balls into the chocolate, holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like buckeyes.
If you’re melting the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, be sure to stir it frequently until it’s melted and smooth. Again, dip the frozen peanut butter balls into the chocolate, holding onto the toothpick. And once again, leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top for that traditional buckeye look.
What chocolate is best for buckeyes?
There’s no need to stock up on those splurgy $10 bars of chocolate for making buckeyes, but it’s a good idea to go for quality chocolate. Another option, although one that’s not likely to be as readily available at local grocery stores, is chocolate wafers.
The best chocolate for buckeyes is one that has a high cocoa content and is smooth and creamy. Chocolate with a lower cocoa content can be used, but the results will be less intense and the flavor will be more subtle.
When it comes to choosing a type of chocolate, there are two main types: milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Milk chocolate is made with milk powder or condensed milk, while dark chocolate does not contain any milk products. Dark chocolate has a higher cocoa content than milk chocolate, so it will result in a richer-tasting buckeye.
If you want to use wafers, look for ones that are between 50-60% cacao—anything below that may not melt properly or may taste too sweet.
How do you make Buckeye Candy?
Buckeye Candy is a traditional treat from the American Midwest, and it’s made by dipping small peanut butter balls into melted chocolate. The peanut butter balls are usually frozen beforehand, which helps them keep their shape when they’re dipped in the chocolate.
To make Buckeye Candy, start by melting some chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until the chocolate is smooth. Then, use a toothpick to dip each frozen peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, making sure to leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top (this will give the Buckeyes their characteristic “buckeye” appearance). Once all of the peanut butter balls have been dipped in chocolate, let them cool until the chocolate is firm.
What’s the recipe for peanut butter balls?
The recipe for peanut butter balls is simple and only requires a few ingredients. First, you’ll need 1 cup of creamy peanut butter. Next, add 1 cup of butter to the mixture – make sure it’s room temperature so that it mixes evenly. Then, add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix everything together until it’s combined. Finally, stir in 1 1/4 cups of crushed graham crackers.
Once all of the ingredients are mixed together, roll the mixture into small balls (about 1-inch in diameter). Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
While the balls are chilling, melt 15 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave (using 30-second intervals and stirring between each interval). Once the chocolate is melted, dip each ball into the chocolate using a fork and place back on the wax paper. Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.