BUCKEYES (Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls)

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

Everyone loves this delicious, special occasion candy. Great treat for Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you make these, just be sure to start very early in the day or the day before.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
Yield: About 10 dozen
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 c
creamy peanut butter (do not use freshly ground or old-fashioned style)
1/4 c
unsalted butter (1/2 stick), room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 lb
semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (or chips)

Step-By-Step

1Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl to blend.
2Cover and refrigerate 4 hrs. or overnight.
3Form mixture into 3/4 inch diameter balls.
4Place on baking sheet and freeze 1 hr.
5Line additional baking sheets with waxed paper.
6Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over barely simmering water, stirring until smooth.
7Remove from over water.
8Take 1/4 of the peanut butter balls from freezer.
9Stick a toothpick in one and dip into chocolate, coating 3/4 of the ball; let excess chocolate drip back into pan.
10Place chocolate side down on prepared sheet.
11Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls.
12Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.
13Place each in a paper candy cup or mini muffin liner; store in airtight container in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom