Buckeyes

  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 5 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Smucker's® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter OR Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. salt

3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tbsps. Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening

Directions

  1. COMBINE peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.
  2. PLACE chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.
  3. INSERT toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip 3/4 of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Variation:
  5. SPICY BUCKEYES: ADD 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper with peanut butter mixture in step 1. Continue recipe as directed.
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