Thursday, December 20, 2012

Buckeyes

No, I'm not an Ohio fan, by any means. Used to have an ex who was, but he's an ex for a reason. Anyway, in light of the holiday season], I figured I would share a favorite recipe that has become a staple dish around our house during the Yuletide. I warn you, if you are on a no-sweets kick or a diet, unless you are willing to make an exception, you might want to bypass this! Haha.


Buckeyes
This will make about 5 dozen candies and we use THIS recipe the most.

* 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
* 1 cup softened butter
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 6 cups confectioners sugar
* 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into one inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

2. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as a handle for dipping) and chill in the freezer until firm (Usually take 30 minutes)

3. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.

4. Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate using the toothpicks in each ball. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.


Hope you enjoy!!

No comments:

Post a Comment