Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes are the perfect holiday treat!

Buckeyes seem to be one of those Christmas chocolates we would get from neighbors each year when I was young. I always loved the peanut butter & chocolate treats. I guess being that young, & having the metabolism that I did, I could even eat as many as I wanted to! Haha. These are still a lovely treat to make & share with friends. They are so simple & everyone loves them!

Tomorrow’s treat is just as delicious so don’t forget to check back! Oh, & this recipe is perfect to cut in half if you want a few to snack on, but don’t want to go overboard!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes are the perfect holiday treat!
Buckeyes

Buckeyes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (12oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp shortening

Instructions

  1. Combine peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate. (My balls were a little bigger than 1-inch. More like truffle size & I put toothpicks in each one on the tray before I put them in the fridge.)
  2. Place chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.
  3. Insert toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip ¾ of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.
Recipe from JIF
 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes are the perfect holiday treat!