Buckeye Balls

Photo by Sherry V.

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

85

minutes

SERVINGS

5

dozen

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

85

minutes

SERVINGS

5

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups creamy peanut butter

  • 1/2

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4

    cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 6

    ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 2

    tablespoons shortening

Directions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate. Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

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