Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

October 8, 2018 24 Comments
Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

If you like peanut butter, then you will love this really Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe, or Buckeyes as they are known in the US.  They taste amazing and are so easy to make.  It is a really great recipe to try with the kids on those rainy days, and get them involved in the kitchen. Isla loves making these, and of course eating them afterwards!  To make things super simple  I have also included a printable recipe card for you which you can print off and keep for further reference.  So scroll down for the full recipe or pin it for later!

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Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


As the weather has not been so great recently, we decided to get creative in the kitchen.  The cupboards were fairly bare, but luckily I had enough to make one of our favourites, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.

This recipe is ideal to do with the kids. The only hot part is melting the chocolate, so even very young children can get involved in most of the steps (if you want them to!).

This is actually an old recipe of mine, and the first recipe I ever posted on my blog! I thought it was about time I revisited it and updated it with some more recent photos.  I have even added a little printable recipe card as a free gift in case you want to print it off and save it for a rainy day activity.

What You Will Need

Just 5 simple ingredients are needed to make these chocolate peanut butter balls.

Made about 12 (depending on the size of your balls!)

  • 6 Digestive Biscuits
  • 50g melted butter
  • 75g Icing Sugar
  • 8tbsp Peanut butter
  • 150g Bar of Chocolate


How You Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

  1. First put the digestives into a plastic bag, and crush them with a rolling pin until they are crumbs. The kids love doing this bit!
  2. Place the biscuit crumbs in a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, icing sugar and peanut butter an mix well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Place the mixture in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  4. When ready, take the peanut butter mixture out of the fridge, and make into balls. This is great for the kids to do as they love getting their hands dirty!  Return to the fridge for another half an hour.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of bowling water (best not to let the kids do this bit!).
  6. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly. Drop your peanut butter balls into the chocolate individually and use a spoon to coat with chocolate. Then place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.  It is sometimes easier to melt more chocolate than you need, as it can get tricky with the last few when there isn’t much left in the bowl.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until the chocolate is nice and hard. Then simply enjoy!




FREE Printable Recipe Card

For your convenience, I have created a recipe card for you to print or just keep for future reference, and I am giving it to you as a FREE gift for signing up to my mailing list.  I will be adding recipe cards to all of my recipe posts soon, so you can build up a little collection of Blissful Domestication recipes.  Just pop your e-mail in below.


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NB. I am a home cook, and have had no formal training in preparing food. These are just recipes that I use at home for the family. Whilst I have taken time to try and be as accurate as possible, some of the quantities are approximate.  I am always keen to learn, so if you think the recipe can be improved upon please take the time to comment below.

Kerry x




  • AmyLovestoSew April 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Oh my, got to try me some of these. Saw the title in your tweet and just had to click the link. Mouth watering as I type…

    • Kerry April 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      If you like peanut butter then you have to try them, super simple, but oh so moorish! x

  • oldhouseintheshires August 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    They look so yummy! I will get my teenagers to make these! #KCACOLS

  • Lydia C. Lee August 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Yum!! #KALCOLS (Is there a diet version???)

  • Mrs Jibril August 6, 2017 at 5:13 am

    looks absolutely delicious and easy to make, I need to try it soon #KCACOLS

  • The Mummy Bubble August 6, 2017 at 5:57 am

    What a lovely family recipe! Will add this as a bookmark for the next time we have a baking afternoon. Yum #kcacols

  • Helen @Talking_Mums August 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Oh wow, I WILL be making these!

  • Rhi August 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I am so trying these! They look lovely.

  • Laura August 6, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    These look so yummy, think my two would love to try making these with me #KCACOLS

  • kristin mccarthy August 6, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    peanut butter is my favorite thing in the whole world.

  • Emma me and b make tea August 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    ah we did something similar with oreo cookies and they are delicious! these sounds yummy too, and so easy to make #KCACOLS

  • jeremy@thirstydaddy August 8, 2017 at 12:28 am

    I’m not much of a baker, but these look fantastic! #KCACOLS

  • Life as Mum August 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Oh my. These look and sound so bliming delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter are my fave! #KCACOLS

  • Helena August 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I try to limit the amount of chocolate I have as I’m border line Diabetic. I’m sure some would see this as a lovely treat though. #KCACOLS

  • Nicola August 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    OMG these look amazing! I am definitely making these with the kids tomorrow…the weather has been so rubbish we need some new interesting things to do!

  • bread August 11, 2017 at 1:51 am

    They’re called Buckeyes in the states. My wife makes them from time to time. #kcacols

  • Susie / S.H.I.T. August 11, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    These look absolutely gorgeous and not too difficult to make which is good as I’m not a natural baker. Love peanut butter too so can’t wait to make them. #KCACOLS

  • Acorn Books August 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    My boys LOVE peanut butter. We are definitely going to try these, thank you for sharing! #kcacols

  • Naomi November 3, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    These are right up my street, literally making them as I type!

  • Gemma November 7, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    These look great! I’m a bit late to the peanut butter party so I’m making up for lost time!

  • Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful November 8, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Like a reeses pieces ball! Lovely! #kidsandkreativity

  • Helena November 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I’m sure these would make a great unique Christmas/Birthday present #KidsandKreativity

  • Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin November 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Ooh these look so yummy, I love all things peanuts! X #KidsandKreativity

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