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Buckeye Cookies III Recipe
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Buckeye Cookies III
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Buckeye Cookies III

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"These are like little peanut butter and chocolate balls. You basically mix it all up together. It is a perfect recipe to do at a sleepover or for parties. It is pretty simple and it really doesn't take too long. It takes about as long as chocolate chip cookies do, maybe a little longer, but if you love chocolate and peanut butter, you'll love this."

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Original recipe makes 3 - 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. You'll need wax paper, a double boiler, a cookie pan, and a medium bowl. In the medium size bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar (mixture will be stiff).
  2. Shape into balls and place on a pan covered with wax paper. Place into the refrigerator.
  3. In double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening. Pour into bowl and dip balls with chocolate. Refrigerate for thirty minutes until chocolate is firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2006

I am the mother of 7 boys and the wife a an Ohio State Buckeye fan...buckeyes have been a favorite in our family ...i tried this recipe and must confess that it is WONDERFUL ! it is easy and the measurements are perfect. ( using the calculator for ALL RECIPES, i did alter the recipe to make 30 buckeyes) ...everything works together well and tastes even better. i highly recommend this to first time chocolate dippers and remember that when you are dipping, slightly tilt your rolled peanut butter ball to keep it on the toothpick. i have had so many compliments on the taste as well as their appearance...this is definetly a bookmarker on my favorites.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2004

The shortening added to the chocolate was to over powering. It made the chocalate taste terrible. Irecommend reducing the amount of shortening by at least half.


85 Ratings

Sep 03, 2008

This is one of those recipes we seem to only make for Christmas. My son said he loved these so I made them for a snack for an after school snack! I scaled the recipe back to 9 servings and easily got 18-20 1" sized balls. I also put them in the freezer for 5 minutes before coating. Used a melting candy chocolate to cover instead of using shortening and semi-sweet chocolate. To give a different twist I dipped some in a white chocolate candy coating on one side, stuck in the fridge for a few minutes, then covered the other side with the chocolate. Family LOVED the new twist!

Jan 25, 2006

This was an awesome addition to my yearly Christmas cookie collection. All the reeses lovers couldn't get enought of these. Very easy to make.I do recommend keeping them small so you get just the right amout of chocolate with the peanut butter. Thanks for the fabulous recipe

Dec 10, 2004

GREAT RECIPE!!! I found this recipe 4 years ago on this website and it is all the rave at all my parties and cookie exchanges! I always double the recipe because everyone loves them. Plus, they are so easy to make. I always use a toothpick when dipping the balls in the chocolate and them smooth the holes with a spoon.

Apr 22, 2003

Excellent recipe. Very easy, very well explained and DELICIOUS! I loved that the chocolate covering used shortening instead of wax! I definitely give this recipe 5*****!!!

Jun 10, 2004

Yum! Perfect, extremely addictive, recipe! I made these into bars instead of the usual buckeye shapes by spreading the peanut butter dough into a pan and topping with the chocolate, and they came out really well, although the chocolate was too hard to cut easily. I think next time I make bars I will add more shortening and maybe some milk to the chocolate.

Dec 20, 2003

I absolutely love this recipe.My husband is from Ohio and has been eating Buckeyes for years, he tells me this is the best recipe yet. My friends and family cannot get enough and I cannot praise this recipe enough!!!! A MUST try!!!


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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