Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)
Buckeyes, also known as Peanut Butter Balls have a smooth peanut butter center and are dipped in chocolate for a fun treat.
- 12 oz 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pound 4 cups powdered sugar
- 16 ounces semi sweet chocolate you can use chocolate chips or your favorite brand of dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup shaved paraffin wax.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth. This may take several minutes
Roll into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
Place the chocolate and paraffin wax in a deep bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until melted. (you can also use a double boiler or chocolate melting pot to melt the chocolate).
Dip the chilled peanut butter balls three fourths of the way into the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until chocolate is set.
Store in the fridge or the freezer.
Serving: 1buckeye | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g