Ohio has brought many gifts to the world, including seven U.S. Presidents, Neil Armstrong, Cornhenge, and the chocolate and peanut butter dessert, buckeyes. Buckeyes are made from a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate. The end result looks like the nut from the Ohio buckeye tree.

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This recipe is easy to make at home and uses only 3 ingredients. They’re very portable, so if you need a treat for a bake sale or if you’re hosting a party, these are sure to be a hit. No one will ever know you only used peanut butter, vanilla frosting, and chocolate chips.

Easy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

  • Prep Time:1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:1 hour 16 minutes
  • Servings:20-25 buckeyes
  • Easy


  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 16 oz creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
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  • Step 1

    Combine the frosting and peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Chill for 10-15 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (if you don’t have any, cling wrap is fine). Scoop out 1 Tbsp of dough into your hand, roll it into a ball, and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat until there are 20-25 buckeyes. Freeze for 30 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    In a microwave safe bowl, add the dark chocolate. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat, gradually decreasing the amount of microwave time until fully melted.

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  • Step 4

    Dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate and roll them around until they resemble and Ohio buckeye nut.

    #SpoonTip: A fork makes this a much easier process.

    Place the buckeyes back on the baking sheet after dipping and freeze for 10-15 minutes to finish setting the chocolate.

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  • Step 5

    Remove from the freezer and enjoy THE Ohio Peanut Butter Buckeyes.

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