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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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

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