RECIPE: Buckeyes (or Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls)

When it comes to this time of year, I cannot get enough chocolate. And baking it and giving it out is just an excuse for us to have chocolate in the house. So, today I take a large batch of these to the office…

Editorial note – I had posted this earlier but have removed that so I could add pics and some notes and repost. Yes – you get to enjoy it all over again…

We start by mixing the first 4 ingredients together… and rolling the peanut butter mixture into balls. Then we pop them in the freezer for at least an hour (but I would suggest overnight).

The next day: we melt chocolate. And let the joy begin… party!

It’s ok – they can fight over the chocolate… ahem, roll them around in the chocolate with a fork or spoon (until well covered) and remove to cookie sheet to allow to cool again.

Isn’t THAT just gorgeous?! Enjoy…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – or “Buckeyes”
Recipe from Janie Haraldsen

Ingredients
12 ounces peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
1 cup butter, softened
16 ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, or dark chocolate

Instructions
In large bowl mix together peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar & vanilla.
Roll into small balls in palm of your hand. (It may be helpful to use a melon baller for making the balls similar size.)
Put on cookie sheet & in freezer for at least an hour, or overnight

When ready to roll peanut butter balls in chocolate, carefully melt chocolate chips (in double broiler or in microwave – stirring frequently, and watching not to burn). Roll pb balls in chocolate and remove with fork or skewer… or fingers. It’s chocolate… enjoy!!!

Allow to cool on parchment paper.

Note from Mom: I’ve seen some recipes that add rice krispies for crunch – that’d be good too!

enjoy your time in the kitchen…

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