Almond butter buckeyes [Recipe]


Something Swanky Almond butter buckeyes

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Christmas may have come and gone but the party isn't over yet. Need to whip up dessert for a New Year's party? Well check out this recipe for almond butter buckeyes. It's a simplified version of traditional buckeye candy, which is made by dipping peanut butter fudge in chocolate.



  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted almonds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces melting chocolate



  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together the almond butter and butter until combined. Mix in the almonds.
  2. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until a “dough” forms.
  3. Scoop one tablespoon at a time and roll into balls, placing each on an ungreased baking sheet and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package. Dip chilled almond butter balls partially in the melted chocolate. Place on a nonstick surface (like silicone baking mat or parchment paper) to cool and harden.


Best if stored in the refrigerator before serving but can be kept at room temperature.

Yields 18

Ashton Swanky launched her blog Something Swanky in 2010 as a way to work from home after her first child was born. She taught herself food styling, photography and recipe development and by 2014, she published her first book, Party Popcorn. Ashton publishes two — three unique dessert recipes each week, ranging from fanciful and creative to comfort food classics.