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Monday, February 1, 2010

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

I'd been wanting to try this little confection for quite awhile but just hadn't gotten around to it. Finally, during one of my middle of the night bursts of creativity, I pulled out the ingredients and got started.

I'm a peanut butter fiend, so love just about anything that incorporates peanut butter. I've seen a fair number of variations of this candy over the years. This particular one is based on a recipe by Paula Deen and I chose it for it's fairly simple and straightforward approach. 

These are very simple and quick to make (especially if you use my shortcut) and make a great homemade candy treat. I could certainly see this being presented in a little box for Valentine's Day.


1 12oz. jar of creamy or crunchy peanut butter
1 16oz. box or bag of confectioner's sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
1 to 2 containers of dipping chocolate (often found near fresh fruit in grocery stores) OR 8 oz. milk chocolate chips and 1 bar of paraffin


Mix together peanut butter, sugar, and butter. Chill in refrigerator until firm then roll into small balls. If using dipping chocolate, follow directions on container to melt then dip balls into chocolate using a toothpick. Make sure you leave a small area at the top uncovered to give the "buckeye" appearance. If using the chocolate chips and paraffin, melt in double boiler and allow to cool just slightly. Dip peanut butter balls as before. Chill before serving for best presentation.


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