Buckeye Candy

Buckeye candy has always been on my list of treats to make, but until earlier this year we weren't able to have peanut butter in our house because of my son's allergy. Now that he's had treatment I've gone a little crazy with the peanut butter treats...

Buckeyes are so easy to make and they taste SO good! It's basically a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate and they are so hard to resist. This would be the perfect treat for neighbors or an upcoming holiday party!

Buckeye Candy
Adapted from I Heart Naptime
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or melting wafers

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Mix together peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl with an electric mixer.
3. Gradually add in 1 cup powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add the last 3/4 cup powdered sugar and mix with your hands until all the sugar is mixed in. A thick dough will form.
4. Roll dough into balls using a 1/2 Tbsp. measuring scoop and place on baking sheet. Freeze baking sheet for 15 minutes.
5. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 15 second intervals until melted and smooth.
6. Remove dough from the freezer and place a toothpick in the center. Then dip 3/4 of the way into the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to drizzle off and then place back on the parchment paper. Repeat with remaining balls of dough.
7. If desired, grease your finger to smooth out the toothpick holes in the dough.
8. Place candy in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
*Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 5 days.


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