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!



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

31 Responses to “Buckeyes”

  1. #
    beth — September 2, 2010 @ 10:49 am

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

    • Christina replied: — September 10th, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

      I’m on it! How about you just move a little closer to me…hint, wink! 😉

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — September 2, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

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

    • Christina replied: — September 6th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Mags — September 2, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    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 replied: — September 6th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

      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!! :)

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    Emily (The Culinary Couple) — September 2, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

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

    • Christina replied: — September 6th, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

      Don’t worry I won’t tell! You can always call them peanut butter balls!! 😉

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    Jenny (VintageSugarcube) — September 3, 2010 @ 12:16 am

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

    • Christina replied: — September 6th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

      Thank you! I had to post them for the first game! Buckeyes are dangerous to have in my house…

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    Paula — September 3, 2010 @ 6:32 am

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

    • Christina replied: — September 6th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

      Let me know how they turn out! 😉

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    Christina — September 3, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

    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 replied: — September 6th, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

      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! 😉

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    Marisa — September 28, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    I am so making these!

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    Sue Steiner — December 2, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

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

    • Christina replied: — December 2nd, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

      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 — June 29, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

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

    • Christina replied: — July 2nd, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

      Let me know how they turn out for you! This recipe makes about 5 dozen. Watch out though…they are pretty addicting! 😉

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    Sara @ Mom Endeavors — October 7, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    How fun! We are HUGE college football fans too, but a different team–and SO ironic that I discovered you tonight, as we are HUGE Husker fans!!! :) So, BIG game tomorrow!!! :)
    Even given that we’ll be cheering for different teams, I’d LOVE to have you come link up this post to the College Football Saturday Tailgate Link Party! It’s perfect! http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/10/college-football-saturday-tailgate-queso-dip.html
    Good luck tomorrow!

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