Monday, December 22, 2008

Recipe: Buckeyes

These chocolate covered peanut butter balls resemble the nut from the state tree of Ohio. These are good year round but it seems like we only make them at Christmas time. Must be because we make dozens of them!


  • 2 cups of creamy PB (recommend Jiffy)
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 ¾ cup (16 oz.) powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp shortening

  1. Line baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. Beat PB and butter in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture holds together and is moistened. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets. Freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave safe bowl.
  4. Dip PB balls into chocolate using toothpicks. Refrigerate until set and store in covered container in the refrigerator.

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