Skip to Content

Easy Buckeye Candies

Everyone will flip for these Reese's Stuffed Buckeye Candies. Peanut Butter candy stuffed with a peanut butter candy and then dipped in chocolate. They are so good!!

Quick and Easy Buckeye Candies. Whip these up in under an hour to add to your cookie platter.

I love candy! I don’t think that is much of a secret… so when Sally McKenney, blogger at Sally’s Baking Addiction, wrote a Sally’s Candy Addiction cookbook, you know I had to get my hands on it. I looked over the book so many times to find “the recipe” to share and I was so overwhelmed with the choices. There are classic candies like marshmallows, popcorn  balls, and taffy, then there is an entire truffle chapter, a caramel chapter, a nutty chapter, a fudge chapter, and a chapter on just adding candy to treats. How is a girl supposed to choose? So I turned the choice over to my husband and he picked Peanut Butter Buckeyes. No thinking about it, no mulling it over – he just wanted Easy Buckeye Candies.

But of course, I had to go beyond basic buckeyes – so I stuffed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup into the center!

Everyone will flip for these Reese's Stuffed Buckeye Candies. Peanut Butter candy stuffed with a peanut butter candy and then dipped in chocolate. They are so good!!

Easy Buckeye Candies
Author: Karyn Granrud
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 24- 30
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 3/4 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 10 oz bag chocolate Candy Melts
  • Reese’s mini peanut butter cups
  1. With your paddle attachment or hand held mixer, blend the butter until smooth. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. Carefully add in the powdered sugar (you don’t want it to explode all over) and mix until incorporated.
  2. Use a [url href=”” target=”_blank”]1 tablespoon cookie scoop[/url] to measure out the batter. Flatten out the candy and place the mini Reese’s peanut butter cup in the center then roll up and place it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Complete all of the peanut butter balls and then refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Melt the chocolate candy melts in a glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on high and stir, then only heat for 20 second interval at 70% power. Do not overheat the chocolate.
  4. Use a toothpick as a handle to dip the cold peanut butter ball into the chocolate, tap off the excess chocolate and then place it back on the cookie sheet.
  5. The chocolate will harden quickly. Once all the treats are dipped and the chocolate is dry, place them in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated.
These are best when served cold out of the fridge. [br]Freeze them in an airtight container with wax paper between layers. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.[br]Recipe from [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Sally’s Candy Addiction Book[/url]


Easy Buckyeye Candies - creamy peanut butter candy dipped in chocolate.
Have you ever had a Buckeye? If not, you’ve been missing out. These are named “Buckeye” because they look like the nut of the Ohio state buckeye tree. Even the Ohio state college is called The Buckeyes. The peanut butter center is just so good and when you add the chocolate shell, these are just WONDERFUL!!

These candies are so yummy and perfect for your Holiday Cookie Tray. You can make them in advance and freeze them! Yes, these freeze and stay good for several months. In fact, I am a firm believer in frozen Reese’s peanut butter cups, and these are basically the same thing.

Serve up a big bowl of easy peanut butter Buckeye Candies this holiday season. Everyone loves them!

To store them in the freezer, simply layer them in an airtight container with a layer of wax paper between them. When you are ready to serve them, just transfer the container to the fridge the night before.

Simple and delicious Peanut Butter Buckeye Candies. Make 'em now and enjoy them ASAP!
Thanks so much to Quatro Publishing for sending me the book to review. I did receive this book for free, but no other compensation was provided.
You can order Sally’s Books on Amazon!
For more Candy Treats that are great for freezing, check these out

Chocolate Whisky Balls

Banana Nut Truffles

Mint Hershey Kiss Truffles

Crafty and Delicious Party - Grace and Good Eats

Saturday 3rd of June 2017

[…] Easy Buckeye Candies – Pint Sized Baker 2. Roasted Sweet Potato Soup – Cooking with Curls 3. Frosted […]

Reese’s Lover’s Cookies | Sweet Meets Bake Shop

Sunday 13th of December 2015

[…] PB Cup-Stuffed Buckeye Candies from Pint Sized Baker […]


Sunday 8th of November 2015

These could be really dangerous for me to have around the house!

Karyn Granrud

Monday 9th of November 2015

They so are! Which is why they are buried in my freezer. Out of sight and hopefully out of mind.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home

Saturday 7th of November 2015

We love making these for Christmas. It's a great little sweet treat that anyone can grab and go when they get a sugar craving.

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 7th of November 2015

They are so yummy! And when they are this easy, you can't go wrong!