Peanut Butter Balls / Buckeyes

We got to watch Audry today and decided to make some more Christmas treats.

Sharon found a chocolate covered bananas recipe on Pinterest and wanted to do the chocolate covered Oreos.  So I decided I would make Mom’s Peanut Butter Balls / buckeyes too. Taste better than Reeses Peanut butter cups 🙂  Really makes me miss my mom making her recipes.

Mom's Handwritten Recipe

Peanut Butter Balls:

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1 stick, Margarine

16 ounce box, Powered Sugar

2 Cup, Peanut Butter

2 Cup, Rice Krispies


Using an electric mixer, combine the margarine, powered sugar, peanut butter.

Then add in 1/3 of the Rice Krispies, and continue to mix in.

Add another 1/3, then the final third.  I find that adding in the Rice Krispies a little at a time helps get a better blend and a more consistent product.

form and roll out 1 inch balls.  In my opinion the smaller the better.  I like bite sized.  Place on a cookie sheet and chill in freezer for 30 minutes.



Mom’s recipe uses a chocolate glaze, but I find it easier and just as good to use bakers bark.



I melt the bark in a make shift double boiler.



Now using a tooth pick, dip the chilled peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate and place back on cookie sheet and waxed paper.  Some people like to leave the buckeye not covered in chocolate, but I like chocolate so I usually covered them up.  However on this batch I ran out of chocolate and had to finish the batch with white chocolate bark.


Finished product, or at least you get the idea.

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