Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Candy - Buckeyes


Buckeyes5 dozen
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar 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 microwave. Stir occasionally until smooth. 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. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

These have always been one of my favorites - you can buy them at Cracker Barrel - but I've never tried to make them. They look so yummy!

Kelli said...

Oh my! Those look so yummy, Mrs. H! *Drool*
~Kelli

Lora said...

I love, love, love buckeyes!!!! They are the perfect Christmas treat!

ilovemy5kids said...

My hubby grew up close to Cincy so he had to educate me to what these were.

We do ours a little bit different but same concept. We put rice krisipies in them to give them a little more texture like a reese's peanut butter cup. Yummy! But, no so good to the waistband.

Lady Farmer said...

A friend at church gave me some of these as a gift along with the recipe! Must give the recipe a try since they probably wont make me more!(Do you suppose that is why they gave me the recipe?! :~} ) They are sooo good! I think with all the Christmas goodies, you will have to host another Walkin' on Sunshine. Maybe this time it will be Walkin' in Snowshoes!