They make a variety of dipping
forks to do this with, check at your local cake decorating or candy
store. You can also use a toothpick.
There also is a tempering machine for home use, which will insure
perfect candies every time.
1 28 oz. jar peanut butter
1 lb. box confectionary sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 C. butter
10 oz. chocolate chips
1 T. vegetable oil or cocoa butter
Cream together peanut butter, vanilla and butter. Add confectionary sugar.
Roll mixture into balls the size of a walnut and place them on a baking sheet
lined with wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator while you melt the coating.
Place the chips and oil in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until smooth. If
it needs to go back in the microwave do it in 10 second intervals.
Dip buckeye into chocolate and shake off excess chocolate. Place back on wax
paper to harden.