My hubby is from Ohio. He is a true Ohio State fan O-H …. (anyone?!) Anyway! You probably won’t believe me when I say that until I met him? I didn’t know what buckeyes (tha candy!) were! After we had some on one of our trips to Ohio I had a batch and went on a hunt for an easy and yummy candy buckeyes recipe and found this one!
Warning! These are VERY addicting and seem to whisper at you from the kitchen counter and seem to jump into your mouth without warning 😉 At least thats what I tell myself when I make them and they disappear in about a day. But really it’s just my lack of self control around sweets.
Homemade Candy Buckeyes Recipe
If you want to make this recipe even richer you can use milk chocolate chips. Yeah…… been there done that and …. YUM! I have also tried it with chunky peanut butter but really it just want the same but more power to you if you can make it work.
1 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup softened Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
4 cup Powdered Sugar
4 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Shortening
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together peanut butter, butter, and vanilla.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, stirring it into the mixture until it is incorporated.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared sheet.
Insert a toothpick into each ball.
Place in freezer until hard (about 30 minutes).
Combine the chocolate chips and shortening.
Melt by microwaving for 1 minute, then stirring and repeating until smooth and melted.
Use the toothpick to dip into the chocolate (leave a small circle uncoated on top of each).
Gently shake off excess and place back on sheet.
Refrigerate several hours until chocolate sets.
Remove toothpicks and smooth over the hole.
Any tips for many Candy Buckeyes that you want to share?