Buckeyes

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Makes:
72 servings
Yields:
about 72 buckeyes
Prep:
45 mins
Chill:
4 hrs 30 mins
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Buckeyes

Ingredients
3/4
cup butter (no substitutes)
3 1/4
cups sifted powdered sugar
1
cup peanut butter
1
tablespoon milk
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
tablespoon shortening

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Or, microwave in a microwave-safe bowl on 100-percent power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Combine melted butter and 2 cups of the powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Add peanut butter, beating until combined. Stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make a firm, crumbly-looking mixture.
  3. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Arrange on a tray; chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate and shortening in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Cool slightly. Using a fork, dip three-fourths of each ball into chocolate mixture so the ball resembles a buckeye. (If the chocolate mixture hardens, remelt over low heat.)
  5. Place balls, undipped portion up, on a tray lined with waxed paper. Chill until firm. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 72 buckeyes.

Nutrition Facts

(Buckeyes)
    Per serving:
  • 90 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 37 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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