Buckeyes

 

Buckeye Candy
Buckeye Candy

 

What’s not to love about the great combination of peanut butter and chocolate? I’m from the great state of Ohio where buckeyes abound–whether it’s the tree, the sports or the candy. A favorite all around! Sometimes I just put it like this: Whoever invented buckeyes was a genius! Here is a recipe I hope you’ll love.

 

 

 

BUCKEYE CANDY (recipe by ideastimestwo) (makes around 58)

  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 c. unsifted powdered sugar
  • 2 c. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 lb. chocolate melting wafers (it’s no secret–my favorite is Ghirardelli)

DIRECTIONS:

 

1)Combine first four ingredients until thoroughly combined. You can start by using a mixer, but in the end, it’s just easier to knead it like a dough. It will be very stiff.

 

 

Roll peanut butter filling into balls
Roll peanut butter filling into balls

 

2)Roll into balls approximately 3/4″ across. Chill for an hour in the refrigerator or freeze for about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pour chocolate into a smaller cup
Pour chocolate into a smaller cup

3)Melt chocolate in microwave using short bursts or use a specialty chocolate melter. Pour into a small cup for ease of dipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dip buckeyes in chocolate then place on wax paper
Dip buckeyes in chocolate then place on wax paper

4)Insert a toothpick into center of ball and dip into melted chocolate to cover the ball most of the way up. Place on wax paper until set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoy this classic!

 

 

Buckeyes
Buckeyes
Buckeyes--yum!
Buckeyes–yum!
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