Peanut Butter Buckeyes are delightful little sweets that are great for sharing. We like to make them around the holidays and give them as gifts. They are also perfect to take on camping trips. Try making them ahead and storing them in the freezer. You could even enjoy them as frozen treats in the hot summer months. Honestly, I can’t think of a bad time to have these!
They are also easy and fun to make. Here’s what you’ll need.
Gather these ingredients: creamy peanut butter, softened butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, chocolate chips and shortening.
To make the filling, combine the peanut butter, butter and vanilla.
Roll the filling into 1-inch balls. Insert a toothpick into each one. Then place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and dip balls one at a time into melted chocolate. Leave a little of the peanut butter filling exposed at the top to look like a buckeye.
Peanut Butter Buckeyes
- 1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Butter softened
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 4 cups Powdered Sugar
- 4 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Shortening
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix together peanut butter, butter, and vanilla.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar, stirring it into the mixture until it is incorporated.
- Roll into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared sheet.
- Insert a toothpick into each ball.
- Place in freezer until hard (about 30 minutes).
- Combine the chocolate chips and shortening.
- Melt in microwaving for 1 minute. Stir and repeat until smooth and melted.
- Use the toothpick to dip into the chocolate (leave a small circle uncoated on top of each).
- Gently shake off excess and place back on sheet.
- Refrigerate several hours until chocolate sets.
- Remove toothpicks and smooth over the hole.