Ohio Buckeye Peanut Butter & Chocolate Candy

“I simply cannot get enough of chocolate and peanut butter.. If the only foods left on earth were chocolate & peanut butter, I could survive! These little balls of bliss may be somewhat labor intensive, but us Ohioans go gaga over these. Time includes prep and refrigeration time.”
READY IN:
5hrs
YIELD:
2 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  2. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls, inserting 1 toothpick in top center.
  3. Refrigerate balls for at least 2 hours.
  4. Over low heat, melt shortening with chocolate chips until smooth.
  5. Dip each peanut butter ball into chocolate leaving small uncoated top area (resembling a buckeye).
  6. Cool on wax paper and refrigerate (or freeze) for additional 2 hours before serving.

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