Buckeye Balls

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

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

Yield: Makes 7 dozen
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 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


  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.
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