Buckeyes

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Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Sugar  
Course
Candy  
Preparation Time
0 Minutes  
Difficulty
Easy  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Easy Christmas Candy  
Source
 
Source Description
 
Last Modified
2011-01-09  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
3/4 c
smooth peanut butter

3 c
sugar, powdered

1/2 c
1 stick, softened butter

1/4 t
vanilla

3 ea
crushed (crackers, not boxes) graham crackers (optional)

2 c
chocolate chips, semisweet


Directions
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper; set aside.  Mix together peanut butter, sugar, butter, vanilla and graham crackers (if wanting crunchy candy) in large bowl.  The dough will look dry.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls.  Set on cookie sheet and place on cookie sheet.  Insert toothpick into each ball.  Chill in freezer about 30 minutes.

**Melt chocolate chips carefully over double broiler, stirring until smooth.  Dip the balls into melted chocolate leaving a small circle on top  uncovered.  Place the dipped candies back on cookie sheet and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

**To melt chocolate, place smaller pan into a larger pan with warm water.  Make sure water can not boil into smaller pan.  Melt the chips carefully over medium heat.  Keep the pans together while dipping chocolates.

Optional; "Paint" small candy cups (like muffin cups) with chocolate.  Add a ball of peanut butter mixture than carefully add more chocolate to top for peanut butter cups.