A few weeks ago when I was in the midst of final exams, I woke up in the middle of the night to a text from my younger brother that said “have you tried making buckeyes before? If not, you should! Sorry for waking you :)” Naturally, my first thought was “well no, but if you’d asked me during normal waking hours I might have been willing to find a recipe!”. But, since I try to mostly be a nice sister I texted back-

Me: I love that you knew you’d wake me up but still texted me anyway

Brother: Yeah, I thought it seemed too important to wait. So do you?

Me: No, but I’ll figure something out when it’s not time of night when I’m supposed to be asleep. ‘Night little brother.

I decided to take the recipe for my favorite chocolate peanut butter bars and adapt the peanut butter filling a little bit and then dip them in chocolate to create the classic chocolate-peanut butter flavor of a buckeye. They were super easy to make and they were a big hit over Christmas. These would be a perfect treat for upcoming New Year’s Eve parties or football games!



  • 1 1/8 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • Chocolate chips for dipping, about 20 oz.
  1. In a mixer combine the butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter. Mix until combined.
  2. Scoop the peanut butter mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place in freezer for about an hour until frozen.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. To dip the peanut-butter balls, stick a toothpick in the top and dunk them in the chocolate. Return to the wax paper to set. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Makes: 4-5 dozen, depending on size
Adapted from All Recipes
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