large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and
confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch 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
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a
barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the
Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make
look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate
This recipe is so good that I double it whenever I make it. Since
it is peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate it is almost like
candy. Real buckeyes are nuts that grow on trees and are related
to the horse chestnut.