Buckeyes!

13 Dec

Last night Angela and Bo came over to do some cooking.  Bo is one of the football coaches at the high school with John.   Angela and I made Buckeyes and Marshmallows while John and Bo watched Deal or No Deal.  They helped dip some of the buckeyes though….. (well, they would dip 2, then eat 1 and then repeat the scenario.  Silly boys.)

The buckeyes turned out really good. (again, my picture skills are not the best)

Buckeyes

Buckeyes

INGREDIENTS

3 cups creamy peanut butter

1 cup butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

3/4 pound semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup shortening

DIRECTIONS

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.

Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.

Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

Now, the marshmallows are a different story.  Marshmallows do not taste very good without vanilla, be sure to add it, don’t forget like we did. 🙂

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5 Responses to “Buckeyes!”

  1. ihearttodd December 13, 2007 at 1:45 PM #

    PB recipe? T will love these!! good ol C/P. gotta love technology! 😉

  2. Rhonda in OK December 14, 2007 at 10:57 AM #

    Hmm, you want some of Miss Connie’s treats? Then we should trade,
    a few of Miss Connies for some of those buckeyes, they look very yummy.

  3. Rhonda in OK December 14, 2007 at 10:58 AM #

    I just read this recipe closer, they sound a lot like those yummy Easter egg candy that Miss Michele made for us in California, do you remember them?

  4. the Old Lady Next Door December 17, 2007 at 11:27 AM #

    I didn’t taste them, but I know they were very yummy! And the look so cool, they look like nuts!!! Your a good cooker!

  5. anickH October 15, 2011 at 4:17 AM #

    thats actually a really good picture. anyway i made these tonight and my picture is way gross compared to yours

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