Today is probably one of my favorite posts. Ever since discovering Peanut Butter & Co. and their Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter I have pretty much been obsessed. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good plain peanut butter as well. But if you have ever tried this treat you’d be in love too.

Dark Chocolate Dreams Buckeyes |

I’ve never made buckeyes but they seem to be a holiday staple. They are actually pretty simple to make and seriously, how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?

So let’s get to that recipe and giveaway…

Dark Chocolate Dreams Buckeyes
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Serves: 5 dozen

  • 1½ cups Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  1. Combine peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.
  2. Place chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.
  3. Insert toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip ¾ of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.

Dark Chocolate Dreams Buckeyes |