Delicious peanut butter balls dipped in rich chocolate to look like a buckeye nut. I am originally from Ohio, home of The Ohio State Buckeyes. Today is their first game against Marshall. Unfortunately it is on a Thursday instead of a Saturday, but I can’t complain! My husband and I are huge Ohio State fans! 🙂 Andrew is an Ohio State alumni and attended Ohio State University for Medical School. We have been counting down to college football season and I am so excited that it is finally here! This recipe has been in my family for a while now. I always make them for the first game and the highly anticipated Ohio State vs. Michigan game. So have a seat, grab a beer and a few of these babies and cheer on the Buckeyes! Go Bucks!

Our wedding photographer got us into Ohio Stadium to take wedding pictures!


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  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


 Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough.

Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball and insert a wooden toothpick into the ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.

Remove peanut butter balls from refrigerator. Dip into melted chocolate leaving a small uncovered area so balls resemble buckeyes. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set. Use fingers to blend in toothpick holes.

Source: adapted from allrecipes.com

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27 Responses to Buckeyes

  1. beth says:

    oh look, im famous! yay for making it into your blog! oh, and please send several dozen of those lovelies to massillon asap!

  2. Your photographs are great. These are so cute and look delicious! I’ll definitely try these!

  3. Mags says:

    OMG, after you commented on my blog about being a transplanted Buckeye like myself, I came here to make sure you knew we had to get the word out to the rest of the world about how delicious buckeyes taste. And low and behold, this is what I found…. THE Ohio State Buckeye recipe.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    p.s….LOVE the O-H-I-O wedding picture!

    • Christina says:

      Thank you so much!! We were sooooo excited that we could get into Ohio Stadium. We do need to get the word out about being a transplanted buckeye! Hahaha…go bucks!! 🙂

  4. Don’t tell any of my Penn State friends, but I love these Buckeyes!

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you posted the Buckeyes! I’m from OHIO too and make them every year! Great blog that you have!!!

  6. Paula says:

    looks great! I like peanut butter so I will try to do this 🙂

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  8. Christina says:

    We’re huge Gator fans so we’ve been counting down the days till college football starts too. And I’m thinking I’ll have to give your recipe a try because anything with chocolate and peanut butter is a huge hit with Ryan. lol 🙂 I’m glad I stopped by your blog.

    • Christina says:

      I am sooo excited that college football season has started! 🙂 I am glad that you stopped by my blog too. If you try them let me know how they turn out! Maybe Florida and Ohio State will meet in a bowl again this year, hopefully with better results than last time! 😉

  9. Marisa says:

    I am so making these!

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  13. Sue Steiner says:

    Can you freeze buckeye cookies. I just made them and would love to freeze them….

    • Christina says:

      Yes you can freeze them! I would wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag…that way they are not ruined by freezer burn! Good for you for having enough to freeze, they never seem to last that long in my house. Just be careful, they are just as tempting frozen as they are thawed. 🙂

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  16. Alison says:

    I’m going to make these this weekend! About how many does this recipe make? Thanks 🙂

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