Buckeye Balls II

Buckeye Balls II

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These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.

Servings per recipe: 30
Calories per serving: 204
Preparation time: 45m
Total cooking time: 1h 25m


  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  • 1   Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  • 2   In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
  • 3   Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
  • 4   Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 22.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 3.7g 7%
Sugars 21g  
Vitamin A 95IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 7mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 20mg  
Folate 10mcg