The recipe for today is Buckeyes. Perhaps the people in Ohio are the only ones who call them that, but if you dip them correctly, they truly look like buckeyes. My sister and our neighbor absolutely adore these! Since we had leftover chocolate, we melted some PB, swirled it in with the chocolate, spread the chocolate out medium-thickness on wax paper and let it cool. So yummy! I hope you all give these a chance!
Buckeyes (recipe adjusted from this Allrecipes recipe)
- 2 cups of Peanut Butter
- 1 cup of butter, softened and at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 - 6 cups confectioners sugar/powdered sugar (start with 4 and add more if needed)
- 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (have some extra on hand just in case!)
- In a large bowl, mix the butter, PB, vanilla and confectioners sugar. This mixture is your dough.
- Prepare a strip of wax paper on a cutting board/cookie sheet that will fit in the freezer.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on the wax paper-lined surface. They will seem shiny and almost like thick cookie dough.
- Chill in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. (after they are firm, you can store them all in a gallon plastic bag if you want to dip them later)
- Melt chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl for 1 minute. Then go to 30 second intervals, stirring after every heating. When the chocolate looks glossy/fully melted (after stirring it), it is ready.
- Dip the frozen PB balls into the chocolate with a fork. If you want to make buckeyes, leave a little PB peeking out at the top. If not, just cover it all with chocolate.
- Put on wax paper to cool.
- Transfer to an air tight bin and store in the refrigerator until serving.
This no-bake dessert is easy to make and doesn't take very long, especially with some help! I hope you all try it out!
Love it? Hate it? Want to make it? Let me know what you think with a comment below!
As always...Bon appétit!