Dessert · Holiday

Buckeyes

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Recipe source: my sister in law

When I lived in Ohio, I discovered the magic of buckeyes. They are a bit labor intensive, but sooooo worth it.

You will need:       

  • 16 oz confectioner’s sugar (4 cups)
  • 1 18 oz jar of creamy peanut butter (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  •  1 12oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • toothpicks & wax paper

Step one: In a bowl, combine sugar, and peanut butter.

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Once blended, add the butter.

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Step two: Roll the mixture into little chestnut sized balls and place on wax paper. Refrigerate.

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Step three: With a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate chips. Remove the peanut butter balls and put them in freezer for five minutes- they stay on the toothpick better and the chocolate hardens quicker.

Step four: Dip the peanut butter ball into the chocolate with a toothpick and slowly coat on all sides with the chocolate. Leave a circle around the toothpick chocolate free. Freeze them until you are ready to serve.

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A delicious tradition:)

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