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Buckeye Candies

Prep:
0 min
Cooking:
0 min
Yields:
This is basically a no-cook recipe. Only the coating, delicious Nestle's morsels, must be melted in a double boiler. Recipe makes 48 pieces. Be sure to save the recipe for bake sales or craft shows, as each piece sells for 50-75 cents.

Ingredients

1 lb. box Confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz. Nestle's morsels (I use semi-sweet)
2 tsp. vegetable shortening

Directions

Combine sugar, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in a bowl, mixing until very smooth. Chill 30 minutes. Roll candy into 48 balls, placing balls on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill again.

Melt morsels and shortening in a double boiler. Poke a toothpick into the top of each ball, and dip ball into melted chocolate. Coat only the bottom half, leaving the top as is. Place back on waxed paper-lined baking sheet until chocolate is set, removing the pick after coating. Chill.

Wrap individually for storage in the refrigerator. Makes 48.