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Buckeye Balls

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
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Makes 7 dozen

The term Buckeye Balls is code for delicious chocolate, peanut butter candy goodies.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 (16-ounce) packages powdered sugar
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

How to Make It

  1. Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until blended.

  2. Shape into 1-inch balls; chill 10 minutes or until firm.

  3. Microwave chocolate and shortening in a 2-quart glass bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring twice.

  4. Dip each ball in chocolate mixture until partially coated; place on wax paper to harden. Store in an airtight container.