Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls.

Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers!  Another must-have “staple” at any Pittsburgh wedding cookie table is the Buckeye Ball!

These delectable little creamy peanut butter delights coated in dark chocolate are called Buckeye Balls because they look like Buckeye nuts and originated in Ohio – the Buckeye state.

Simple, but absolutely delish, this is cookie #9 on my wedding cookie table list.   The freezer is filling up fast, and the wedding date is closing in on us!  Cookie baking continues.

Here’s the recipe.  Hope you will give them a try.

Buckeye Balls

  • Servings: approx. 6 doz.
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  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 lb. dark chocolate, melted


Mix peanut butter and butter in a bowl with wooden spoon until creamy.  Blend in vanilla.  Add powdered sugar, and stir until incorporated and a stiff mixture forms.

Roll teaspoon-sized pieces into balls, and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet or cutting board.  Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Melt chocolate in narrow deep container in microwave for 1 minute and then at 30 second intervals until smooth.  Using a wooden skewer, dip balls into chocolate all but for a bit at top.  Place on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.  Allow to cool completely and chocolate to harden.  Smooth over hole created by skewer with a small spatula or your clean finger.


Cheers & Hugs,

Wedding Cookie List Baking so far:

  1. Jodi’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Hershey Kiss Brownie Bites
  3. Pecan Tassies
  4. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  5. Pecan Sandies
  6. Carrot Cake Thumbprints
  7. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
  8. Apricot Kolaches
  9. Buckeye Balls




47 thoughts on “Buckeye Balls

  1. Wow, I’ve never tried to make “buckeyes” but also a big hit at “Youngstown” cookie tables 😉!
    Your cookie list is awesome it’s going to be a delicious wedding!
    Have a great day my friend and continue with Happy Wedding plans,
    Char ❤️

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    • Thanks Char! So nice to hear from you. Besides what I’ve made, a good friend is making the lady locks and my sweet daughter-in-law, Colleen, is making chocolate covered oreos, s’mores cookies, snickerdoodles and peanut butter blossoms. I made lemon crinkles which will be blogged later this week, and my future daughter in Law’s aunt and mom made some specialty tea breads. Can you think of any main ones I’m missing? Still want to do at least 2 more kinds 🙂


    • How about pitzelles and Italian wedding cookies? I have recipes for both on my Pinterest page. In my pitzelles we don’t like anise flavoring so I use vanilla, almond & orange zest.

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  2. These look like melt-in-your-mouth goodness!! 😋😋😋 Wow! Jodi – I have never been to a wedding where there is a cookie table! What a wonderful tradition for your family. ❤ I bet you are getting excited for the wedding!

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  3. I hate to admit it, but if I were at your son’s wedding, I would spend the entire reception grazing at the cookie table. (Maybe a short break for a glass of wine, but the majority of my time would be spent with the cookies.)

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