Buckeyes are pure Ohio culture. We grew up learning about buckeyes, rooting for the Bucks, and making a candy version during the holidays. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser. Even if you aren't an Ohioan, make these for your next get together. Dip them all the way and you have a truffle!
Yield: about 50-60 balls
1 stick of butter at room temperature
3 cups of powdered sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Baking chocolate for dipping
- Cream butter, peanut butter, and vanilla together in a mixing bowl. Slowly add in powdered sugar until incorporated, and the dough sticks together nicely.
- Form dough into one inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax freezer. Pop in the freezer until firm.
- Melt baking chocolate in the microwave for 30 second increments until smooth.
- Dip peanut butter balls into the chocolate using a toothpick, leaving a small portion of the peanut butter uncovered. Let excess chocolate drip off and place back on the wax paper. Allow chocolate to firm and refrigerate your buckeyes in a covered container.