If there is one thing that most of us have in common, it’s the fact that we love food. Most of us seek out something delicious every day and sometimes, it may be an ongoing quest. Those delicious items sometimes contain food combinations that are irresistible. Chocolate and peanut butter is a good example and when we have it in front of us, it isn’t going to last long.
For most of us who love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, we indulge in a candy bar that satisfied our desire. That is no longer going to be necessary, however, once you see this outstanding recipe. It is an easy recipe for buckeyes, and if you have never had them before, you are in for a real treat. Make some of these today and be prepared to say ‘yumm’.
1½ cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate candy coating
Line a large tray or baking sheet with wax paper.
In a large bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, peanut butte, vanilla extract and butter, stirring until well blended.
Roll the peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls, and place the balls on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave (about 1 minute).
Using the toothpick as a handle, dip each peanut butter ball in chocolate.
Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes.
Place chocolate covered peanut butter balls on wax paper and remove the toothpick.
Once the peanut butter has softened, you can use a finger to smooth over the hole from the toothpick.
Refrigerate, until chocolate is set. Store in refrigerator until eating or gifting.