So here is one of our favorite Christmas treats. We end up making a few batches each year and stick some in the freezer too to pull out later.
You start with this.
This recipe I found online on Jif's website here 1 1/2 C. Peanut Butter (it calls for creamy - but I used chunky)
1/2 C. Butter or Margarine
1 tsp. Vanilla
3-4 C. Powdered Sugar
Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl with a mixer until combined then add two cups of powdered sugar. Mix that up good then continue to add 1/2 C. powdered sugar until you can form into a ball. I used about 3 1/2 Cups. Shape into balls like this.
Then stick them in the freezer for about 10-15 min to get them nice and cold before dipping them in chocolate.
You can either melt your chocolate in the microwave but I usually use a double broiler on the stove top. Melt one package of chocolate chips and 1 T. of shortening together. Dip using a toothpick but be sure not to cover the whole thing so they look like Buckeyes.
When your finished dipping them, smooth over the hole in the top and return to the freezer for another 10 minutes for the chocolate to set up.