Hmmm, I hope you’re not thinking what I think your thinking!…LOL. A great sweet to eat this is. Easy to–the kiddos would enjoy this!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 3 1/2 cups powedered sugar
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon solid vegatable shortening (optional)
Combine the melted butter, powedered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla in a large bowl and stir until well blended and smooth. Chill for 2 hours, or until firm enough to easily handle. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a sheet of wax paper. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening, if using, in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth. (The shortening makes the chocolate shiny.) With a thin skewer or a toothpick, spear each ball and dip it into the melted chocolate, leaving a small area uncovered to make it look like a buckeye nut. Place the dipped balls back on the wax paper to cool and remove the toothpicks. Drip a bit of melted chocolate over the holes make by the toothpicks. Chill until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.