What did you always feel like classic Buckeyes were missing?? Your answer is probably: NOTHING!
You’re right. Classic Buckeyes with their sweet, creamy peanut butter center, and their chocolate exterior, are quite perfect.
There’s virtually nothing that can top chocolate and peanut butter together after all.
Except… there is one thing that could be tweaked that make Buckeyes better for me personally. Hear me out.
The one thing that I would argue can actually improve Buckeyes? The answer is white chocolate!
I looooove white chocolate with peanut butter, even more than regular chocolate. I came up with the idea for White Chocolate Buckeyes a few years ago, and those are a pretty popular recipe!
I thought it was a fun and different idea, but I had no idea how much my readers would love it. I mean, I just swapped regular chocolate for white chocolate, no big thang, but people went nuts for those.
YAY! And I’m wild for them too because I’ve always preferred white chocolate.
Now how can one improve those? Well, who doesn’t love a good sweet and salty combo, especially if peanut butter is involved!
So that’s the answer to that: White Chocolate Buckeyes are improved by adding something salty and crunchy. That’s what I did with these Potato Chip White Chocolate Buckeyes!
I made traditional Buckeye filling, but added crushed potato chips to it, and then dunked the Buckeyes in white chocolate.
Next up, I’m definitely doing this with pretzels too. You just wait.
These Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles are fabulous, after all, so imagine those with white chocolate instead!
But this time around, potato chips felt fun and whimsical, and I was excited to do something different to add salty crunch to this recipe. I’m excited about the results, and you will be too.
Try these Potato Chip White Chocolate Buckeyes, and let me know what you think!
Potato Chip White Chocolate Buckeyes Recipe
- 1 Creamy Peanut Butter
- 6 Butter at room temperature
- 2.5 Powdered Sugar
- 1 Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2.25 Finely Crushed Rippled Potato Chips divided
- 16 White Chocolate Almond Bark broken into pieces
- In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until combined.
- Add vanilla.
- Add 2 cups potato chip crumbs, and beat until combined – dough should roll into balls easily.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a spoon or cookie scoop, scoop dough by tablespoonful, and roll into balls.
- Place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate.
- Heat chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth.
- Using a fork or toothpick, dip balls one at a time into the melted chocolate, let the excess drip off, and return it to the baking sheet to set.
- Using remaining 1/4 cup potato chip crumbs, sprinkle each truffle with crumbs.
- Allow to set before serving, about 10-15 minutes.