Buckeye Balls

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar


  • 1 pound chocolate flavored candy coating
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Combine peanut butter , butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat at low speed of electric mixer until blended. Add 2 cups sugar. Beat until blended. Continue adding sugar 1/2 cup at a time until mixture shaped into ball will hold together on toothpick. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Place on waxed paper-lined tray. Refrigerate.

For coating, combine candy coating and shortening in microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 30 seconds. Stir, repeat until mixture is smooth.

Insert toothpick into candy ball. Dip 3/4 ball into melted coating. Scrape off excess. Place on waxed paper lined tray. Remove toothpick and smooth over holes. Refrigerate until coating is firm; Remove from paper. Store at room temperature in covered container.

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