Almost Instant Buckeyes

Almost Instant Buckeyes

Wonderful candies made with peanut butter chips, vanilla frosting and cocoa candy melts – a delicious dessert.

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bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips (1 2/3 cups)
container (16 oz) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
bag (12 oz) light cocoa candy melts or coating wafers
  1. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In 2-quart saucepan, melt peanut butter chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in frosting. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
  2. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt candy melts as directed on package.
  3. To coat each ball with candy, pierce ball with wooden skewer or toothpick; dip into melted candy, leaving small area around skewer uncoated. Place dipped ball on cookie sheet, pushing candy off skewer with tines of fork. (If desired, smooth skewer mark with finger.) If melted candy sets up while dipping, rewarm in microwave on LOW power. Let stand 5 minutes or until set.
Makes 72 candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cook's Notes
Native of Ohio, a buckeye is a large nutlike seed from a tree of the horse-chestnut family.
Candy melts are small disk-shaped pieces of colored candy coating. They are typically used for candy clusters, molded candy and dipping. Look for the candy melts in the cake decorating, candy or craft aisles of large discount or craft stores.
To keep melted candy coating thin enough for dipping, place the bowl of melted coating over a bowl of warm water.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.