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Aunt Peggy’s Buckeye Candy

Submitted by Heather Bilyeu

Ingredients

  • 12-oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 block (2 oz) candy wax
  • 1 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar

Directions

Place a medium-size pot of water on the stove over medium-low heat. Place the chocolate chips and wax in a glass or heatproof bowl on top of the pot, creating a double boiler. Let the chocolate and wax slowly melt while you make the peanut butter filling. Stir with a rubber spatula occasionally until everything is smooth and fully melted. 

In a large bowl, add peanut butter, butter, salt and vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy with no lumps. Add in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until thoroughly combined and scraping down the sides of the bowl before each addition. 

Using your hands, scoop out the peanut butter mixture into small, bite-size rounds (about a tablespoonful) and roll in your hands to form a smooth ball. 

Sit each peanut butter ball on top of the fork tongs and carefully dip it into melted chocolate, leaving the very top exposed. Place on parchment paper to cool and harden. Makes 54 balls. 

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