This easy to make recipe will put a smile on your face and likely a pound (or two) on your hips if you don't share them! But they are so good, it might be hard to share.
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 4-5 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
First things first, get some waxed paper and line your cookie sheet. Next grab a bowl and cream together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. The mix should be slightly dry looking. If your mix seems too moist you can sprinkle in a little more powdered sugar, but you shouldn't need to. Next your going to roll the dough into balls about an inch in size and place on the waxed paper. Now at this point, pace a toothpick in each one. This will make it easier to cover them in chocolate later. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour.
While your dough is chillin (get it) it is time to get the chocolate ready. In a double boiler melt your chocolate. No double boiler you say? Fear not! Place the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Keep stirring till the chocolate is all melted and smooth. Now go grab that cookie sheet of candies and start dipping!! Now if you want them to look like buckeyes, leave a portion of the peanut butter undipped. But if your like me..... I drowned them!
Now one note about my photo, yours will look MUCH nicer. I kept getting distracted by my kids and the chocolate kept cooling. Then when I tried to have them help.... well they don't dip very fast and we kind of got "character" or as I like to call it.... you can see the love! No matter how they look, they are to die for!