These buckeyes are amazing rich and decadent and delicious on their own, but we had extra chocolate, so we drizzled it over the tops of the balls...because there's no such thing as too much chocolate. I think they'd also be even more awesome with a little sprinkle of sea salt on top. Mmmmm!!
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups powdered sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
Press a toothpick into the top of each ball and chill in freezer until firm, at least 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth (watch carefully - chocolate becomes bitter when burned!).
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate, using the toothpick as a holder. Place back on cookie sheet, remove toothpicks and allow to come to room temperature before serving.
Source: Adapted from All Recipes