Thursday, December 3, 2015

My favorite holiday recipes: Buckeyes

Or Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls as my husband likes to call them

























Buckeyes are my all-time personal favorite holiday treat.  I can eat my weight in them.  I like to make them in large batches and then freeze them to give away or set out for company as needed.  I eat them straight from the freezer too!

Buckeyes
recipe slightly adapted from allrecipes.com

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

In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

3 comments:

  1. How many does this recipe make.. Looks like a lot of ingredients. Can I do half? Thanks...chocolate and peanut butter yum!

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  2. Depending on the size you roll the balls, this will make 30-40. You can definitely cut the recipe in half.

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  3. My boyfriend likes to try to tell me they are not Buckeyes, they are peanut butter balls. But he's a PSU alum and I know better as an OSU alum ;-). But not matter what you call them all can enjoy them!

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