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)
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
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. 🙂