Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Geoff's favorite: Peanut butter buckeyes

Geoff is known as "Uncle" in our household. He is my sister Dayna's husband, and Jack (and our nephew Andrew) just adore him. He is truly the good times' guy and is always coming up with silly games for his toddler nephews.

He is the ultimate Buckeyes fan - though what Buckeyes fan isn't? This is one of his favorite recipes...is it the chocolate/peanut butter combination or something else?

By the way, I'm originally from Ohio, so many friends have offered me this recipe. This particular one comes from the mother of Dayna's best friend Emily.

Peanut butter buckeyes
3 cups smooth peanut butter
2 pounds confectioner’s sugar

2 sticks butter

Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Mixture should be just a
little dry; if not add additional confectioner’s sugar.

Roll with hands and form into buckeye size balls. You will need the heat from your hands to help the mixture form the ball. When done chill overnight in refrigerator. This recipe makes around 200 buckeyes, so plan the time accordingly.

Melt 18 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/3 slab of paraffin wax in a double boiler. Dip each buckeye using a toothpick leaving the top of the ball partially exposed (buckeye). Let excess chocolate drain off for a moment then place on
wax paper to dry.

Final step is to smooth toothpick holes with tip of butter knife. Place in small paper muffin cup or candy paper for easy serving.

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