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Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls

  • Author: Unknown
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 64 1x


These easy truffle-like treats celebrate the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter with a little added crunch from crispy rice cereal.



1 28-ounce jar of crunchy peanut butter

1 stick of butter (or margarine), melted

1 16-ounce box confectioner’s sugar

3 cups Rice Krispies

1 12-ounce bag of Nestle semi-sweet morsels

3 1-ounce. squares semi-sweet baker’s chocolate, chopped

2 tablespoons Crisco shortening


Mix the peanut butter, butter, and sugar together. Add the Rice Crispies and mix. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Melt the chocolate and Crisco in a double boiler.

Remove the mixture from the fridge and form into balls (I used a 1 tablespoon scoop to keep them about the same size. Dip the balls into chocolate, place an a tray or baking sheet covered with wax paper, and chill to set the chocolate.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Inactive Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Category: Candy
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 candy
  • Calories: 128.94
  • Sugar: 8.79 g.
  • Sodium: 79.67 mg.
  • Fat: 8.45 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 2.26 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 11.64 g.
  • Fiber: 1.04 g.
  • Protein: 3.19 g.
  • Cholesterol: 4.33 g.

Keywords: peanut butter, chocolate, rice cereal