Peanut butter is the bomb! I always wanted to make buckeyes, but I thought they were much harder than what they really are. In fact, my son made some of these. They’re that easy! I said it once, I’ll say it again, I love things that I can make with the kiddo!
Recently, I decided to move my craft room to our guest room. I did have it in the game room, but the guys are always in there playing video games and all that mumbo jumbo…so crafting isn’t possible. I thought maybe if I moved the stuff then I could actually use it and make something cool. Unfortunately, I have been so busy that I haven’t had any time to get it done. It’s packed in containers and boxes in the room just sitting and waiting for me to get it organized.
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, soft
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
line a baking sheet with wax paper. Mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a bowl until smooth stiff dough forms. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons per ball. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet. Chill until firm about 30 minutes. Put chocolate and shortening into a metal bowl. Set over a pan of barely simmering water. Heat. Stir frequently and scraping down sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Should be smooth. Remove from heat. Take the balls and insert a toothpick into each one and dip partially into the chocolate mixture. Leaving the top uncoated. Return to wax paper. Chocolate side down. Remove the toothpick. Chill for 30 minutes and store into an airtight container in the fridge for two weeks.