Peanut Butter Buckeyes

 

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt. Mix on low until blended.
  2. Gradually add 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Blend thoroughly after each addition.
  3. Add additional confectioners’ sugar until mixture reaches desired consistency. A 1-inch ball of batter should stay on a toothpick.
  4. Line two baking sheets with wax paper. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and arrange on the first prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Repeatedly microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, and stir until the chocolate dip is smooth.
  6. Insert a toothpick into a peanut butter ball, and dip it 3/4 way into the chocolate dip. Twist to remove excess.
  7. Place the finished buckeye onto the second prepared baking sheet. Remove toothpick and smooth over the hole. Refrigerate until buckeyes are firm.