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Buckeyes (Peanut butter balls)

servings:Makes 5 dozen


  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 pound box of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pound jar of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
Buckeyes (Peanut butter balls) photo


  • 1

    Beat butter and peanut butter together until creamy. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.

  • 2

    Shape into 1 inch balls; place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.

  • 3

    Refrigerate several hours or freeze for 1 hour.

  • 4

    Melt chocolate chips with shortening, uncovered in microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir to finish melting chips. If necessary, microwave the chocolate another 10 seconds, stirring until melted.

  • 5

    Put a toothpick into each peanut butter ball. Dip into chocolate leaving a small circle on top uncovered. Return to cookie sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is set.

  • 6

    Refrigerate or freeze covered.



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