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Buckeyes Candies


Who's a peanut butter chocolate fan? My husband certainly is and these treats were hard to make without him eating them when I wasn't looking! These are an easy gift giving treat for the holidays because you can make these in advance and they travel well too. These require only 4 ingredients + chocolate coating and are fun to get the kids involved too...



Buckeyes Candies

PRINTABLE RECIPE

Makes: 45-50

Prep Time: 15 min

Chill Time: 60 min 


Ingredients

1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 ½ cups powdered sugar

Coating

1 (12oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 

2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or coconut oil 



Instructions

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar until well combined.

Shape into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet; Freeze for 1 hour.

In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat for 1 minute, stir and continue heating for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating and stop just before all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted

Remove 3-4 balls at a time from the freezer, leaving the others in the freezer until ready to dip. Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted chocolate, covering about ¾ of the ball. Shake off excess and place on prepared baking sheet. With your finger tip, smooth over the hole from the toothpick

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze for up to 3 months.






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