Nestle has an easy buckeye candy recipe that calls for creamy peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. The recipe takes about 10 minutes and makes about 72 candies.
Line a couple of baking sheets with wax paper, and then set them aside. Beat 2 cups of peanut butter and 1/4 cup of butter in a large mixing bowl until it is creamy, then add 3 3/4 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until the sugar is moist and holds together. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place each ball on the baking sheet, and then freeze for about one hour.
While the balls are firming up in the freezer, put 2 cups of chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Keep it uncovered and melt on high power for one minute. Stir the chocolate mixture, and if there are still morsels in the bowl, microwave in intervals of 10 to 15 seconds, stirring each time, until melted.
Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate mixture with a toothpick, ensuring to leave just a small part at the top uncovered. Gently shake off the extra chocolate, and then scrape the bottom of each candy on the side of the bowl. Place each completed buckeye onto the baking sheets, and when all are ready, refrigerate them until the chocolate has set, then serve.