What is buckeye candy? An easy recipe for delicous chocolate dipped peanut butter balls, also known as buckeye candy.
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With an electric mixer, cream butter until smooth.
Add peanut butter and continue mixing until fully blended.
Blend in vanilla.
Gradually add in confectioners sugar and mix on medium-low speed until fully blended.
Roll the peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls, and place the balls on a parchment- or wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Push a toothpick into each ball. Put the peanut butter balls in the freezer and chill until hard (about 4 hours).
Melt the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of near boiling water, stirring until smooth.
Using the toothpick as a handle, dip each peanut butter ball in chocolate, leaving a section of peanut butter uncoated.
Place chocolate covered balls on parchment or wax paper and remove the toothpick.