Buckeye Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Slices

by Erin

Turn apples into buckeyes with these buckeye-inspired chocolate covered peanut butter apple slices. They look like flattened buckeye candies!

Chocolate Covered Apple Rings with Peanut Butter Center.

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Today is International Eat an Apple Day so I decided to combine it with #PBchocSat!

Apples and peanut butter are almost as good of a pair as chocolate and peanut butter so it wasn’t difficult coming up with ideas. But then I saw chocolate covered apple rings and I realized if I filled the center hole with peanut butter it would look like a flattened buckeye! No more brainstorming needed – buckeye chocolate peanut butter apple slices were happening.

Apple Ring Slices.

First you need to slice apples crosswise into rings – no peeling necessary. This is much easier if you have a mandoline as it will give you nice and even ring slices (plus a small cookie cutter to punch out the centers). But you can carefully do this using a knife and a steady hand as well. Or play it safe and grab a bag of pre-sliced apple rings at the grocery store.

Once your apples are sliced, dip each one into melted chocolate and fill the centers with peanut butter balls. These are actually the same as the recipe for my buckeye candies, just not coated in chocolate yet. To finish them off, drizzle the chocolate peanut butter apple rings with a little melted white chocolate and top with red sprinkles if desired.

Buckeye Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Slices.

The end result looks like a festive flattened buckeye ready for game day! I would say they are slightly healthier but honestly I think they are about the same as a regular buckeye, just served on top of an apple slice.

I only used two apples for these chocolate peanut butter apple slices, resulting in twelve rings, because these are best served the same day. If you are having a party feel free to multiply the recipe to make more. If you do have any leftover, I would suggest eating them within 24 hours.

Bite out of a Buckeye Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Slice.

Two years ago: Chestnut Chocolate Mousse

Six years ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bread

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Nine year ago: Corn Spoon Bread

Twelve years ago: Baklava Mousse Cups

Chocolate Covered Apple Rings with Peanut Butter Center.


Yield: 12 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 whole apples (or a bag of slices)
  • 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. chocolate candy coating
  • 2 oz. white chocolate candy coating


    1. Using a mandoline, slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Use a small round cookie cuter or paring knife to cut the core out of the center to create rings. Place on a paper towel-lined plate or tray and cover with another paper towel to absorb excess moisture*. Set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar to form a soft dough-like consistency. Shape into balls using a teaspoon of dough for each. Place on a parchment-lined plate or tray; set aside.
    3. Melt chocolate in a glass or metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water (double boiler). Stir frequently until smooth and remove from heat.
    4. Dip the apple rings into the chocolate, using a spoon to cover the tops. Lift using the center and let the excess chocolate drip off before placing on a wax paper-lined tray. Press a peanut butter ball into the center and allow to set.
    5. Meanwhile, in another double boiler, melt the white chocolate. Stir frequently until smooth and remove from heat. Drizzle white chocolate over the tops of the slices and allow to set at room temperature or place in the fridge to speed up the process. Best served the same day**.


*The moisture of the apple rings may cause the chocolate to seize when dipping. To minimize this, blot on paper towels. **Any leftovers should be eaten within 24 hours.

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Source: Inspired by Inside Bru Crew Life and adapted from my Buckeye Candies.

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