I was introduced to these homemade candies when I moved to my current town, 6 years ago. Now? Christmas isn’t Christmas without them!! They taste soooo good, look so pretty, and, well, I love these. 🙂  They’re sure to be a hit wherever you bring them! How could they not with peanut butter and chocolate combined?!

Buckeye Candy

1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
12 oz chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter or margarin
1 cup rice krispies (optional)

Cream together peanut butter and 1st amount of butter (1/4 cup). Mic in vanilla and icing sugar (and the optional rice krispies if you want). Shape into 1″ balls. Freeze them on a cookie sheet.

Melt chocolate chips and 2nd amount of butter (2 Tbsp). Stick a toothpick in a buckeye and dip into chocolate, leaving top undipped. Place on waxed paper to cool. Repeat with each ball you made!

Tip: when removing toothpick from buckeye, use you finger to hide the hole made by the toothpick.