BUCKEYES

Remember that time I went to a football school? Yeah, me neither...

For the uninitiated, these are basically better versions of Reese's cups. Sort of like how they make the Reese's eggs and trees, and they are somehow remarkably tastier than the normal cups? Better peanut butter to chocolate ratio. Or something. That's the secret.

peanut butter buckeyes

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (not natural)

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

3-4 cups powdered sugar

2 cups chocolate chips

HOW TO:

  1. Use an electric mixer to beat together peanut butter and butter until completely smooth. Beat in salt and vanilla until combined. Beat in powdered sugar half a cup at a time until a thick dough forms. I used about 3 1/2 cups. 
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Scoop tablespoon-sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place close together on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each, until smooth. Remove peanut butter balls from fridge. Use a fork or toothpick to dip each ball into the melted chocolate about 3/4 of the way in so it resembles a buckeye. Place back on baking sheet. Repeat. You'll probably have to remelt the chocolate throughout. 
  4. If desired, use a wet finger or the back of a spoon to smooth out the toothpick/fork holes. Store in refrigerator or freezer.