Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm Might Be Rolling Into Next Christmas...


Time to start some Christmas cooking and so far, all I can get out of hubby, is that he wants Buckeyes.

Like momma used to make.


I've never made Buckeyes before, but I trolled the internet for recipes and I'm going to give it a shot.

He better savor each and every little ball, because after reading the directions, we may not be doing this again. Not sure how much patience I'll have rolling those balls.

(Recipe from allrecipes.com)

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
  4. 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.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 331 | Total Fat: 19.4g | Cholesterol: 16mg

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I have made these several times. They are really not that hard at all. Once you get into the rolling thing, you get a rhythm going and before you know it you are done! Of course, the best part is eating all the ones that you mess up....or drop into the chocolate. SAVE ME SOME!!!!

v8grrl said...

HEEHEE
when I saw those I said to myself...ooooh Buckeyes!!! I used to carry pocketfuls around with me when younger...then I realized yours were choocolate

mmmmmmmm
but not good for pockets

xo
v8grrl