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Buckeyes (D, TNT)
Source: A friend
Yield: Approximately 3 dozen

1-1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners' sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1" balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.

Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate while holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

Poster's Notes:
I asked a friend from Ohio how they make Buckeyes, since the Buckeye is their state symbol. I think she downloaded it from some Web site, but she says it's the common procedure that she knows.

Posted by Muriel Harris

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A