Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Buckeye recipe!!

Since some of you were interested in my buckeye recipe I thought I would go ahead and share it with you. Amanda, I wanted to show you what a real buckeye looked like so you would have an idea of what we were talking about. I put three on my mantle and tryed to get a close up for you!!!

Buckeye are a peanut butter type candy ( similar to a fudge tasting ) filling
covered in chocolate....Amanda, hope that helps!
Here is the recipe


1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
1 cup of butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups of powered sugar (confectioners sugar)
4 cups of milk chocolate chocolate chips
small amount of wax

In a large bowl mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla and sugar. The dough will get kinda dry so you will have to mix it with your hands ( kinda like roll out cookies)
Once it is mixed will, roll dough into 1 inch ball. Place balls on wax paper ( with a cookie sheet under for support.) Now place balls in freezer for about 30 minutes or until firm but not frozen. Melt your choc. chips in a heavy pan or double boiler until melted and add a small amount of wax so it is not quite as thick. (shave the wax into small pieces so it won't take long to melt.) Now you are ready to dip the balls. Take a tooth pick and stab it into the middle of the ball( i use the same tooth pick for all the buckeyes)...dip until there is only a small amount of the peanut butter ball showing. Place it back on the cookie sheet but not so any of them are touching. I then place them back in the freezer and the next day I put them in ziplock bags and store in the freezer until I am ready to put them on the trays...they thaw very quickly.

If you look at my previous post you can kinda see each step. I hope you can understand my directions. I goes much faster if you have a couple of helpers when you are rolling the balls!! If you have any questions let me know.


My*Prim*Cottage said...

Dianntha, thanks for putting this recipe on. I really appreciate it!

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi sweetie! Thank you for sharing this DELICIOUS recipe! I am anxious to make these now since my family would really like them too, especially my husband who loves anything with peanut butter. I do have a question though, is the butter melted or just softened at room temp. I am assuming you use room temp softened butter but I thought I had better check before I go ahead and make them! I am so glad you shared the buckeyes, we are having a big Christmas party here in a couple of weeks and these will be perfect to put out on the sweets table! Big hugs for you dear Dianntha!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)