These are my favorite buckeyes!
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
Start by combining the melted unsalted butter with the powdered sugar, smooth peanut butter, pure vanilla extract and salt in a large bowl. Be sure to combine well.
Roll into small tablespoon size balls and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place a toothpick into the center of each ball. Place into the freezer for 15 minutes.
In a large microwave safe bowl place the semi-sweet chocolate chips and solid vegetable shortening. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth and glossy.
Remove the balls from the freezer and carefully dip each one into the chocolate mixture, leaving a small circle around the top. Place back onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Place into freezer for 10 minutes.
Remove balls from freezer and remove toothpick from each ball. Carefully cover the hole up by lightly scrapping the hole on top with a knife.
Serve and enjoy!