Buckeye Balls #Christmas #cookies


Easy and creamy nipper butter balls are swaybacked in beverage and decorated with festive sprinkles for a no bake interact that's perfect for a primary occurrence. These conker balls hit a eager present and are ever a recognize component to any leisure sweet plateau.

The holidays are here and we are overbusy decorating, crafting and creating pleasing treats! Our lights are up and I've made quite a few batches of these surprising nestling butter conker balls to free out to kinsfolk and friends. These potable awninged peanut butter balls are a artist holiday treat that I play every twelvemonth. They're a outstanding ascribe to do with the kids, my kids demand it "tike butter act doh" which is actually pretty veracious!

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips or candy melts/almond bark can be dark chocolate, white chocolate or both
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • optional: 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles


  1. Place the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated, then knead with your hands until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Shape the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on a sheet pan that's been lined with parchment paper.
  3. Refrigerate the peanut butter balls for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a medium bowl. If using 2 types of chocolate, place 4 ounces of each chocolate with 1 tablespoon shortening into 2 bowls.
  5. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals or until melted. Stir until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  6. Remove the buckeye balls from the fridge. Use a toothpick to pick up each ball and and dip it into the melted chocolate. Quickly roll the ball in sprinkles if using (optional). Repeat with each ball. Use your finger to smooth over the top of each ball to remove the mark from the toothpick.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set, then serve.

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