Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Fare - Buckeyes

This is a homemade peanut butter cup but in the shape of a ball. The kids love to help roll the I get request for these every year. They make a great homemade gift. This recipe makes a lot.

1 lb butter
2 18oz jars peanut butter
3 lbs powdered sugar (also known as confectionery or 10X)
2 12 oz bags of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bar of paraffin (found with the canning supplies)

Cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth
Add in powdered sugar and mix well
Roll mixture into small balls with as little handling as possible

In a double boiler (or a pan placed into a larger pan of boiling water) melt chocolate chips and paraffin until smooth. Remove from heat.
Dip peanut butter balls in melted chocolate mixture
Place on waxed paper until chocolate is set

Note...Melted Chocolate mixture will thicken as it cools and will need to be reheated through the dipping process. I use two pans of water, one heating on the stove and the other holding the pan of melted chocolate. Switching them as needed.


Denise said...

I love these!!! I need to get some wax.