If you are a fan of Peanut Butter and chocolate you are going to love this Peanut Butter Buckeyes Recipe. Any candy that contains chocolate and peanut butter quickly becomes my favorite candy. These Peanut Butter Buckeyes stole my heart before they were even dipped. I honestly could not keep my fingers out of the bowl. Last holiday season I attended a Christmas party that had a huge tray of Peanut Butter Buckeyes placed on the dessert table. I will NEVER forget that Christmas party. I have never seen a candy tray be emptied so quickly. Yup the buckeye candies were the most popular item on the table. Within just a few minutes time people were wondering if the tray was going to be restocked. I went right to the source (my aunt) and begged for the recipe. I knew I was going to be looking to make them this year for our Christmas get together.
Peanut Butter Buckeyes Recipe
These yummy little chocolate dipped peanut butter balls are a perfect combo. I made a big batch this past week to be sure that ours were going to be as yummy as my aunts Buckeyes. All I can say is OH MY! They were better than my aunts Buckeyes. Yes…. better because I had a big bowl all to myself ha ha! These Buckeyes are just as good if not better than our CopyCat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.
This Peanut Butter Buckeyes Recipe was so perfect that I have decided to package them up for gifts this Christmas. I grabbed a couple tin holiday boxes while I was shopping at Hobby Lobby last week and the Buckeyes are a perfect fit and I know they will make for a perfect and very inexpensive gift.
The ingredients needed to make your own perfect little Peanut Butter Buckeyes are quite simple. Just grab some Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Butter, Powdered Sugar, vanilla and butter (the most expensive ingredient at the moment). Butter is so crazy expensive right now. Have you seen the price lately? I honestly consider butter like a precious commodity right now.
1 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup softened Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
4 cup Powdered Sugar
4 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Shortening
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together peanut butter, butter, and vanilla.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, stirring it into the mixture until it is incorporated.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared sheet.
Insert a toothpick into each ball.
Place in freezer until hard (about 30 minutes).
Combine the chocolate chips and shortening.
Melt by microwaving for 1 minute, then stirring and repeating until smooth and melted.
Use the toothpick to dip into the chocolate (leave a small circle uncoated on top of each).
Gently shake off excess and place back on sheet.
Refrigerate several hours until chocolate sets.
Remove toothpicks and smooth over the hole.