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Buckeye candy lined up on a rectangular plate.
4.85 from 19 votes

Vegan Buckeye Candy Recipe

Buckeye Candy is a classic with sweetened peanut butter and chocolate being the winning combination.
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 48 Candies
Calories 122kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 ½ cup Creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup Dairy-free butter - softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups Organic powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces Vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan vegetable shortening - or solid coconut oil


  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract until creamy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar until well combined
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat for 1 minute, stir and continue heating for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating and stop just before all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  • Remove 3-4 balls at a time from the freezer, leaving the others in the freezer until ready to dip
  • Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted chocolate, covering about ¾ of the ball. Shake off excess and place on a prepared baking sheet, With your fingertip or knife tip, smooth over the hole from the toothpick.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze for up to 3 months



Serving: 1Candy | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg