Christmas Buckeye Candy


Growing up in a small town one of the first things my mother and I did was bake Christmas treats to bring to friends, family and neighbors. It was a family tradition and something that has stuck with me all these years. Let me just say I am not crazy- BUT- every year around Halloween I start getting hyped up on the new ideas I have for my Christmas goodie baskets. I start scouring pinterest, old cookbooks and mags to find just the right treats. The problem each year has never been what to make but rather what to cut out, as each year I tend to make more and more. My husband of course has no complaints after the fact but during the baking fury he kinda goes nuts and stays far away from the kitchen.


This recipe I am sharing with you all is one that I have eaten for as long as I can remember. The name might sound funny but its no joke. It is delicious and sweet and rich and Oh So Easy! They are called Buckeye Candy or a.k.a. Bon-Bons and they could not be any better. Now the traditional buckeyes I grew up eating were a combination of peanut butter and chocolate but I am not the biggest PB fan in the world so I decided to do a little re-make on the old favorite. Half Peanut Butter, Half Biscoff and a hint of espresso blend together perfectly to give you a nice creamy filling to bite into. The outside is coated in a combination of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. It is DIVINE and the perfect treat to share this holiday season with those you love- or even better with those you don’t even know! So many people during this time need an extra dose of love:)





Buckeye Candy
  • 8 ounces crunchy peanut butter
  • 8 ounces biscoff spread
  • ½ lb melted butter
  • 2-3 tsp coffee extract
  • 1½ lbs. powdered sugar
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ paraffin wax bar
  1. Mix the peanut butter and biscoff together until well blended. Add in the melted butter and coffee extract-stir to combine. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Easy so far:) Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and insert toothpick into each ball. Chill for at least 2-4 hours or overnight is even better. Melt the chocolate chips and paraffin wax in a double broiler ( or you can use butter if you prefer that over wax). Once the chocolate is melted dip the balls into the chocolate and place on waxed baking sheet. Allow to cool completely.



  1. Mary

    What a delicious treat that would be for Christmas and they’re so pretty!!! Scrumptious:)

  2. Eva Taylor

    I know exactly what you mean about having to cut the list down each year and as the years go on, most people don’t even want to have sweets. These do look like delicious little bites and would be perfect as a hostess gift, whether they want it or not!

  3. Betty

    Chocolate and peanut butter are sooooo good together! I’d love to get a gift of these! 🙂

  4. K / Pure & Complex

    I will take 10 buckeye candies just for me please? 🙂 Love this.

  5. Donna @The Slow Roasted Italian

    I love buckeye candies and love your tradition! Although I would be perfectly happy with all PB, I love the addition of biscoff spread in there. Merry Christmas Jessica.

  6. Mandy

    I love PB as PB but not too much in baked or cooked goods so this is perfect for me – lovely recipe and how lovely to have grown up baking with you mom.
    Have a lovely day Belle.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  7. Tricia

    These have always been one of my most favorite treats ever! The addition of Biscoff is brilliant!

  8. Tricia

    Love buckeyes and love that you used Biscoff too! Brilliant

  9. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Love buckeyes and the additional of Biscoff is brilliant!

  10. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    What a fun tradition. I’ve never had Buckeyes. I’ve been missing out.

  11. Malli

    Perfect for the holiday season! Such decadence love Biscoff myself….much better than PB I’ll say!! Hope you and family have a joyous Christmas and New Year!!!

  12. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    I love Buckeyes! My mom used to make these and they were always one of my personal favorites. Love peanut butter and chocolate but your addition of Biscoff is brilliant!

  13. 2 Sisters Recipes

    Cute name for bon-bons! We love homemade candy and these buckeyes are to DIE for girl!
    thanks for sharing this recipe – its so EASY TOO! Perfect.

  14. Adri

    What a great candy! I really think that the best recipes are the ones we all grew up with. They have so many great memories attached. Thanks for sharing this one.

  15. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    We adore peanut butter…these candy balls look like a perfect holiday treat, Jess.

  16. sue|theviewfromgreatisland

    How did you know? These are my all time favorites, I literally can’t have them around, I’d have to wrap them all up and give them away to save myself 🙂

  17. Liz

    My mom used paraffin in her Buckeyes, too! You’ve given me a craving, so your version with the addition of Biscoff may be added to my holiday list.

  18. Linda

    Lovely tradition! They look and sound fantastic!

  19. Balvinder

    Wow, peanut butter, biscoff and coffee- great combo! It would be a delight if I have some as a gift.

  20. Joanne

    Buckeyes are my FAVORITE. These sound totally fabulous.

  21. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Sounds like your house is the place to be around the holidays!

  22. Jessica [the novice chef]

    Buckeyes are one of my favorite Christmas candies. I really love the idea of adding biscoff with the peanut butter! Brilliant!

  23. La Cuisine d'Helene

    When I get back home from my vacation I want to make this treat. Looks so yum!

  24. Roz

    Jessica, if you only knew how precious to the heart of my Ohio State Buckeye (insane) husband is about these special candies! I have never made them, and it would be such a pleasant surprise for him (who hates candy despite it all) for me to make these Ohio specialty treats just for him. We even named our beloved Golden Retriever “Buckeye” in honor of the OSU Buckeyes! I trust that with your culinary wisdom that THIS RECIPE is “THE ONE” to make for my ‘buckeye’ husband!

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