Thank you to Kari Thevenot for submitting this recipe from www.allrecipes.com. This recipe produces about 5 dozen buckeyes. Real buckeyes are nuts that grow on trees and are related to the chestnut – but these buckeyes are pure decadence. If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this recipe is sure to be a hit! Perfect for holiday goody baskets.
- 1-1/2 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Blend peanut butter, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Dough will look dry.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Poke a toothpick into the top of each ball. This will be used later as a handle for dipping. Chill in the freezer until hard, about a 1/2 hour.
Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler – use very low heat, not much hotter than tap water or the chocolate will get grainy. This will take a while. Optional: Have melted chocolate chips in the microwave – this works, but heat in multiple cycles at about 40-50% for about 30 seconds at a time. Stir in between cycles.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate, holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like buckeyes.
Put back on the wax paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours.