Thursday, December 20, 2012

Buckeyes

Candy Buckeyes
My boss brought these little delights into the office earlier this week, and I'll be honest for as big a fan of chocolate/peanut butter combination as I am - I'd never heard of Buckeyes (outside of "Ohio the Buckeye state").


Real Buckeye nut
I wasn't even sure what a "buckeye" was let alone how these little sweets looked like one. So I went on google and looked it up of course. :) 

Anyway. I knew my family would be a HUGE fan of these peanut butter balls of yumminess so I asked her for the recipe and have about three dozen of them in the freezer waiting for the family party on Saturday. They were so easy and really pretty quick to make.

Buckeyes

1 C creamy peanut butter
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 C confectioner's sugar
2 C semi-sweet chocolate

1. Line baking sheet(s) with wax paper and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheets. If mixture is sticky, wet hands with cold water and continue rolling. Place baking sheets in freezer for 30 minutes or until balls are firm.
3. Microwave chips in a glass bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring midway.
4. Pierce each ball with a toothpick and dip into chocolate 3/4 of the way deep, wiping excess chocolate on rim of bowl. Place on waxed paper; repeat with remaining balls. Return undipped buckeyes to freezer for 10 minutes if they get too soft.
5. Chill in fridge for 45 minutes, until set.

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