One way to make Ohio State Buckeye Candy comes from AllRecipes.com and includes chocolate and peanut butter along with a few other ingredients. Begin by making a stiff dough of 1 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 4 cups powdered sugar. Roll the dough into 2-inch balls. Place those on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place this in a refrigerator.
Mix together 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons shortening in a metal bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate melts.
Remove the peanut butter balls from the refrigerator, and place a toothpick in each one. Roll about 3/4 of each ball into the chocolate, and place it back on the wax paper. Continue doing this for the rest of the peanut butter balls. Remove the toothpicks, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to harden.
Another way to create chocolate for dipping is to use either chocolate chips or candy melts. Place them in a glass bowl in the microwave on 50 percent power for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate, and continue the process until the chocolate is melted. Add in the shortening, and stir to create a shiny chocolate coating.