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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Buckeyes


     By now you know that my family runs the chocolate and peanut butter fan club.  Ok, maybe not officially, but we might as well!  We love this combo in sheet cake form, ice cream, cookies, pie, puppy chow, crazy delicious layered desserts, and even as playdough and acorns! But buckeyes are one of our favorites.  We only make them at Christmas time, so it gives us something to look forward to.  MiMi has made them in bar form before too, which is quicker and just as delicious.  However I think the real thing is more fun.   After all, they look just like buckeyes!



      Jax and I made the filling and I rolled it into balls.  I threw them in the freezer for a bit to make them easier to dip.  Then MiMi and Chloe came to help dip them and some pretzels.  We have been having the best time making all of these treats!


Buckeyes

Ingredients:

1 (16 oz) jar creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1 lb chocolate candy melts

  1. Mix together the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.  The mixture might be a little crumbly to start, but a few kneads should bring it together.
  2. Roll mixture into balls.  Since you aren't baking them, you can make them whatever size you'd like.  I made mine about a couple of teaspoons each so that we could have a lot of smaller balls.
  3. Place balls on wax paper lined baking sheets and put them in the freezer for at least a half hour.
  4. Melt chocolate melts in a double boiler.
  5. Using a toothpick to hold the peanut butter balls, dip them into the melted chocolate covering all but a small bit of the ball.
  6. Place back onto the wax paper and allow to set up completely. 

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I've been wanting to try these for SO long! I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter. Your helper is adorable. Jax is the cutest. ;)

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    1. You definitely need to make them sometime, Michele! They are so easy and so good. And I do have a pretty good helper!

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  2. I only make these at Christmas too and I swear I dipped like 200 balls this year and they are all gone already!! That double boiler is not coming out til next year, lol. I love that you added a pinch of salt, so doing that next time!!

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    1. Mine too! The double boiler already made its way back to the far corner of the cabinet until next Christmas! I've been rationing the buckeyes to make sure I have a few left for Christmas. My husband doesn't know where that container is ;-)

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  3. I've always wanted to make Buckeye's and for some unknown reason, I never get to them! Yours look so good!

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    1. You have to make them! They are so easy and so good!

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  4. Yum yum yum. Love these. I need them in my belly now. Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Ps. Your son is absolutely adorable and such a stunning helper.

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    1. Thank you! He is the best! He loves to help me and daddy and knows how to do everything from chocking trailer wheels to cracking eggs ;-)

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  5. My sis-in-law used to make these every Christmas. Since she has passed on, my daughter had taken on the job. With her business exploding, she is so busy this year that I may have to do it!

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    1. Aren't they the best? It wouldn't be Christmas without them!

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