Nutella Buckeyes – A fun spin on classic buckeyes! Made with both nutella and peanut butter before being dipped in chocolate, these no bake balls are a great dessert for parties!
I love making buckeyes. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations of flavors so it’s really the perfect dessert… or at least I thought it was until I added nutella into the mix. It adds another level of nuttiness and chocolate flavors that works SO well in a buckeye! I used both nutella and peanut butter in mine but you can always use all nutella instead if you want!
Common Questions About Making Nutella Buckeyes
What are nutella buckeyes?
Nutella buckeyes are a spin on the classic no bake dessert made by mixing together nutella, peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder until fully combined. You then roll them into balls and then dip them in melted chocolate.
Is this a no bake dessert?
Yes! No baking is involved in this recipe.
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 30 buckeyes
How long do they last?
They last up to 4 days when stored in a refrigerated airtight container.
Why are they called buckeyes?
They are called buckeyes because of their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree.
What else can I make with nutella?
Some of my other favorite nutella recipes include –
Can I use homemade nutella?
Ingredient Notes –
- I love the combination of peanut butter and nutella in this recipe– it gives the classic buckeye taste but with a chocolate twist. If you prefer, feel free to use all nutella.
- Butter helps give the buckeyes structure so they bind together. Make sure the butter is fully softened so it incorporates smoothly with the nut butters.
- Vanilla enhances the flavor of the chocolate and nuts.
- Powdered sugar gives the buckeyes structure and sweetness. If you powdered sugar has lots of clumps, I recommend sifting it before adding it to the buckeyes.
- Cocoa powder enhances the chocolate flavor in the nutella. Make sure to use unsweetened baking cocoa.
- The combination of chocolate bark and chocolate chips makes the perfect dipping chocolate– it melts smoothly, with a shiny finish and a rich chocolate flavor.
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- 1/2 cup nutella
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter (softened)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 8 ounces chocolate bark
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Add the nutella, peanut butter, and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add the vanilla and then slowly begin adding the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, a little at a time with the mixer on low speed.
- Mix until a dry dough forms. The dough should hold together if you roll it into a ball - if it doesn't, add a tablespoon of water and mix again.
- Scoop out 1" portions onto a parchment lined baking sheet and then roll them into smooth balls. Place the buckeyes in the freezer to chill for 1 hour.
- Melt the chocolate bark and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds (in my microwave this took 2 minutes total but it will vary based on your microwave).
- Place a toothpick into the center of one buckeye and dip it half way into the melted chocolate. Return to the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining buckeyes. Place them back into the fridge and chill until set (about 15 minutes).
- Serve and enjoy. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
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