Buckeye Balls



My Grandmother used to make these and gave me the recipe. They're delicious.


★★★★★ 3 votes

Makes 5 dozen


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    2 c creamy peanut butter
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    1/2 c salted butter
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    1 t. vanilla
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    16 oz powdered sugar
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    6 oz chocolate chips
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    2 t. vegetable shortening

How to Make Buckeye Balls


  1. Line a baking sheet w/waxed paper.Mix peanut butter,butter,vanilla and sugar w/hands to form a smooth dough.Will be very stiff.Shape dough into balls using about 2 t. for each.Place on wax paper and chill.
    In top of a double boiler over simmering not boiling water,melt choc and shortening together.When smooth pour into small bowl or cup.Remove peanut butter balls from frig insert a wooden pick into balls and dip into melted choc so that 3/4 of ball is coated.Return to paper,choc side down and remove pick.Repeat with all balls.Chill 30 mins or longer till choc is firm not sticky.To store place in plastic containers w/wax paper between layers to keep separated.

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About Buckeye Balls

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate

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