Buckeyes… Just excuse me as I swoon over here! 🙂 these are absolutely decadent, very rich though so you can only eat a couple in one sitting, but perfect for this time of year. The peanut butter and chocolate is so comforting and makes you just want to curl up by the fire with a good book while the snow falls outside! They’re THAT good! 😉 Also an incredibly fast little recipe, so you really can’t go wrong!
– 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
– 1 cup butter, softened
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 6 cups confectioner’s sugar
– 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
– 1-2 tsp. of canola oil
In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar. The dough will expertly dry. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes, or until firm. A good trick before placing them in the freezer is to stick a toothpick it the top of each one, this will make for easier dipping later on.
Place chocolate chips and the canola oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave for about 1 minute. I do intervals of about 30 seconds, until it’s melted completely.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate, holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion at the top to look like eyes. Put the dipped chocolate balls back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until ready to serve.