Chocolate-coated peanut butter buckeyes are a Midwestern delight. Dip them all the way to make peanut butter balls. Essential for any cookie tray, this buckeye candy recipe is always a hit. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is an obvious winner for anyone who has ever tasted a peanut butter cup, and peanut butter balls, or buckeye balls, are no exception. Named for their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree, these chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls are easy to make at home with very little work using the buckeye recipe that follows.
Even though I grew up in the Midwest, where Peanut Butter Buckeyes are popular, I was strangely oblivious to them until I moved to California. One day, a co-worker at my day job brought a tray of Buckeyes into the office, and I quickly devoured a few too many, rendering myself relatively useless from the sugar aftershock for the rest of the afternoon. I remember going home and proclaiming my love for this new confection to my partner. He gave me the side eye. “How have you never heard of Buckeyes before?” was his response. Apparently, I have been missing out all my life.
16 oz peanut butter.
1 pound confectioners sugar.
3/4 cup butter .
semi-sweet chocolate chips
STEP I : Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
STEP II : In a medium bowl , mix together the peanut butter , sugar and 1 cup of butter . roll into balls and place them into baking dish , and chill in freezer about 20 minutes .
STEP III : Melt chocolate chips in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth.
STEP IV: Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. And return to freezer for about mor 30 minutes.ENJOY !