Today's chocolate...Buckeyes! These have been a favorite in our family for many years. I dare you to only eat one!
16 oz peanut butter
2 lb powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
36 oz good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
Blend together peanut butter, sugar, butter, and vanilla. The dough will be somewhat dry.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil, wax paper or parchment paper.
Place a toothpick in each one and place in the freezer for about 1/2 hour, or until hardened.
Over very low heat, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Don't try to rush this part by turning up the heat or your chocolate will start to separate and will become grainy.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate, using the toothpick to hold them.
Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes.
Place back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate for a couple of hours--if you can!