180 mins (prep 60, cooking 120)
4 ingredients
6 servings
So-called because of the candy's resemblance of the nut of a Buckeye tree, which was thought to look like a buck's eye (deer's eye). Buckeyes are poisonous nuts, so these peanut butter and chocolate treats are a better choice for eating! There are a lot of variations of buckeyes out there, and I have spent years refining our version to what it is now - so a big thanks to everyone who served as guinea pigs ;) We like it real simple - just sweetened peanut butter and chocolate. There are a couple other 'basic' recipes on here, but none of the proportions matched this one - a factor that I consider important for ease of rolling the peanut butter balls. If they are too soft/sticky, you can't roll them, and you don't want them too hard. So I find this proportion to work quite well for us. A friend asked for this recipe to use for her wedding favors - came out wonderfully! Recipe is also easily halved - I do that frequently, with excellent results.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , easy , gluten-free , candy , free-of... , <-4-hours , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (236.93 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 959.81 Calories from Fat 100.35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.15g 102.93%
Saturated Fat 6.94g 208.16%
Trans Fat 0.32g %
Cholesterol 21.2mg 42.39%
Sodium 463.83mg 115.96%
Total Carbohydrate 213.58g 427.15%
Dietary Fiber 2.92 g 70.03%
Sugars 196.34 g %
Protein 5.34g 64.13%
Vitamin A 249.51IU% Vitamin C 0.16mg%
Calcium 108.74mg% Iron 1.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
creamy peanut butter


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