Buckeyes

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Recipe courtesy of Victory Postcards and Souvenirs

A brand new football season is right around the corner.  In honor of our beloved Ohio State, the reigning National Champions, I present to you another kind of Buckeye…this one is made of chocolate and peanut butter.  Buckeyes are the traditional candy of our state and you can’t host an Ohio State party without them (nor would you want to).  They are perfect for tailgating and so addicting that you can never eat just one.  Peanut butter and chocolate…what’s not to love?

These go together pretty quickly and you only need 4 ingredients.  This recipe makes a ton of Buckeyes, which is good if you have a house full of taste testers, but dangerous if you are by yourself.  You want the peanut butter mixture to be quite stiff, so a stand mixer works the best for this recipe.  As you can see from my photo, I did not allow enough chocolate to drip off of the peanut butter balls before I placed them on the waxed paper.  This caused the chocolate to puddle underneath as it hardened.  My taste testers did not seem to mind this, however they don’t look as pretty with a big honkin’ chocolate pedestal attached to the bottom of them.  Be a little more patient than I was and yours will come out just right, Go Bucs! Enjoy!

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Ingredients

3 cups creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 sticks softened butter

2 pounds powdered sugar

16 oz. chocolate, melted

 

Directions

1. Mix together the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar.  Form into small balls.

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2. Using a toothpick, dip peanut butter balls into chocolate until almost covered, leaving a little of the peanut butter mixture exposed on top.  Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.  Place dipped balls on waxed paper.  Refrigerate.

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