The Buckeye Tree is the state tree of Ohio. The nuts of the tree are toxic, but these taste peanut butter and chocolate treats only resemble the nut and taste incredible.
makes 5 dozen
1-1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
½ teaspoon vanilla
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Mix peanut butter, sugar, butter, and vanilla together.
Roll into 1" balls and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Poke a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used as a handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until hard, about ½ hour.
Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler.
Dip peanut butter balls into the chocolate. Don't' cover completely, leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top so they look buckeyes.
Put back on the wax paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate 2 hours.