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You will love this easy tailgating dessert! Made with chocolate and peanut butter, this buckeye dip is the ultimate sweet treat for fall, summer, holidays and more. Make it in a few minutes, it’s that easy!

This weekend marks my favorite season of the year, college football season!  I was born and raised in Akron (the home of Lebron James).

And though I didn’t go to Ohio State it didn’t keep me from visiting, going to games or making buckeye candies.

buckeye dip and chocolate chips in a bowl with graham crackers fanned around the bottom

The first game is on Monday night ( but we’re not going to mention the opponent – wouldn’t want to jinx ourselves!).

Ohio’s state tree is the buckeye, the university’s mascot is a buckeye, and if the state has a candy it is certainly the buckeye.

a hand with a graham cracker dipping into buckeye dip and chocolate chips in a bowl with graham crackers fanned around the bottom

The buckeye candy is a round ball of peanut butter mixed with powdered sugar and dipped and almost, but not completely, covered in chocolate. This is my twist on the Ohio famous treat made to share.

The dip is made with peanut butter and powdered sugar and generously sprinkled with min semi sweet chocolate chips. You should absolutely make this recipe for your next game-day celebration (buckeye fan or not) because it’s so easy to whip up and a great recipe to set on the table and dunk and dip.

I love to serve it with graham crackers, but you can always serve it with teddy grahams or even apples for a lighter option.

graham cracker stick dipping into buckeye dip

In Ohio there are unwritten rules – you always complete the O-H chant (I-O) and you never give up on your team, even if it is the Browns.

One of the most famous Ohio State theme songs is Hang on Sloopy. Which reminds me of the time I used to do synchronized swimming. Yep, you heard that right.
Name the sport and I’ve likely tried it. So every time I hear that song at games it takes me back to my childhood.

aerial view of buckeye dip and chocolate chips in a bowl with graham crackers fanned around the bottom

I would write my own (stellar) choreography and then practice for months for the show at the end of summer. To this day the show is still the first Friday of August once the sun has completely set with about 75 girls running around in black bathing suits, covered in glitter and with French braid pigtails. Get me in a swimming pool and I’ll be sure to show you a move or two!

So whatever your upcoming party, activity or gathering, make this easy and delicious dip. Everyone (even non Buckeye fans) will love it!

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Buckeye Dip

Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
A fun and delicious way to enjoy your favorite candy! Chocolate and peanut butter made from buckeyes are transformed into a smooth and creamy dip. Serve with graham crackers, teddy grahams or apples!
chocolate and peanut butter candy transformed into a smooth and creamy dip!
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Servings: 8


  • 1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour heat-treated in the microwave for 30 seconds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, brown sugar, flour and vanilla.
  • Using the paddle mixer attachment or a wooden spoon mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Store in the refrigerator until serving.
  • Serve with teddy grahams, graham crackers or apples.
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*This recipe was updated with new pictures and a how-to video on 1/26/17

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  1. Shay says:

    The recipes look delicious

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  2. Cathie says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been meaning to make this for a long time. Finally made it and took it to work today. Everyone loved it! Even my boss that doesn’t eat sweets much, loved it. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I do have to change the name of it though………. a Michigan fan. lol 😁❤️

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Lol!! Fair enough! Thanks for taking the time to share. Glad you like it!

  3. Henry Krinkle says:

    Why is there butter and raw flour in this recipe? Every other recipe for this dip uses cool whip! It also got hard as rock in fridge.

    1. Sandy says:

      Mine did to. Need to know what to do with it to soften it back up?

      1. Molly Thompson says:

        You can let it sit out at room temp to soften up!

  4. Sage says:

    5 stars
    I made this for my friend’s baby shower last week and it was a huge hit!! This and deciding to hire professional carpet cleaners right before the party were definitely the reasons the event was such a success haha. All jokes aside, this dip is delicious! Will absolutely be making this again!!

  5. Joanne says:

    I’m guessing the reason why you microwave the flour is because people shouldn’t eat “raw” flour. By microwaving the flour it kills whatever is “bad”?

  6. Tricia says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made this every year for at least one Buckeyes game! It’s Yummy! O-H!

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  7. Kay says:

    Can u sub corn starch for the flour?

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      No you can’t sub corn starch but you could try a gluten-free flour like Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour. You can check out our healthy cookie dough recipe that’s similar too and it uses almond flour.

  8. Carmen says:

    Raw flour can carry Salmonella, is there an alternative you would suggest?

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Yes, you can leave it out or heat-treat it by microwaving the flour for a minute! I will update that!

  9. Mandi says:

    5 stars
    Excellent! Bringing to our tailgating party tonight!

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