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Buckeyes

These delicious peanut butter balls taste similar to the peanut butter cups we are all familiar with from our youth. Easy to make, and don't require any baking. They are a great recipe for the holidays or you can make them as a fun activity with kids. And they're gluten-free!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Gluten Free, Peanut Butter
Prep Time 30 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 balls
Author Gary Goodman

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Peanut Butter
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 16 oz Chocolate Chips or melted bars
  • 16 oz Sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine Peanut Butter and Butter into a bowl and beat together. Add in vanilla extract and sugar and combine until you get a nice crumble. 

  2. Roll mixture into balls of about 1 heaping tbsp each. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.

  3. Insert toothpicks into each peanut butter ball and place in the freezer for 1 hour.

  4. About 20 minutes before removing the peanut butter balls from the freezer, start melting your Equal Exchange chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. For microwave, heat and stir the chocolate every 30 seconds. Make sure not to overheat. If using a double boiler, you can temper the chocolate to get a shiny surface. Dip each ball into the chocolate leaving a small "eye" of peanut butter at the top. 

  5. Place on wax paper to cool.