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Buckeyes

 Buckeyes
These candies are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fund-raiser.—Merry Kay Opitz, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
33 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2/3 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, peanut butter and butter until
  • smooth. Shape into 1-in. balls; set aside.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Dip balls in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place
  • on a wire rack over waxed paper; refrigerate for 15 minutes or until
  • firm. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 302 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.