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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Prep Time: 40 Minute(s)
Cook Time: 2 Minute(s)
Yield: 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening

Directions

  1. LINE 2 trays with parchment or wax paper.
  2. BEAT powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Chill until firm.
  3. MICROWAVE chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH power 45 seconds. Stir until smooth. If necessary, microwave in additional 15-second intervals until completely melted and smooth when stirred.
  4. INSERT toothpick into top center of peanut butter ball. Dip 3/4 of ball into melted chocolate, leaving top of candy uncovered. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into bowl. Place buckeye on prepared tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over hole. Repeat to make remaining buckeyes. If chocolate thickens, microwave in 10-second intervals until desired consistency when stirred. Chill buckeyes until firm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 of 60 buckeyes), Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 60mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 11g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.