Peanut Butter Aka Buckeye Balls


  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


-Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.

-Combine confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; mix together with your hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to coat with chocolate.

-Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

-Remove chilled peanut butter balls from the refrigerator.

-Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into the melted chocolate until coated. Return to the baking sheet, chocolate-side down, and remove the toothpick.

-Repeat Step 5 to coat remaining balls. Refrigerate coated balls until set, about 30 minutes.

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