Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Balls???? Buckeyes

Everyone likes holiday balls, right? And especially when they are green.....that's my favorite color.

I can't believe November is almost over with.....DANG!! How time flies....

I was so busy this weekend that I couldn't find time to sit down and work on my posts for this week. So here I am today posting for today.....it's just not suppose to be like that. I am suppose to be organized and ahead in my work. You all follow me for a reason, right?
I also missed a school assignment because of my busy-ness this weekend.....UGH!! But I stayed home from church yesterday to complete it.
I really hate that feeling when I feel like I'm running behind.

And I bring you "holiday balls" just to get you all confused and dirty minded....


This is the holiday balls I'm talking about. Everyone loves buckeyes, correct?

But I quickly found out through my Facebook Fan Page that not everyone knows what a buckeye candy is. It must be an Ohio treat?

That is why I'm posting the recipe today. I assumed that everyone knows how to make buckeyes.....OOPS!!

I was invited by a local business to make some holiday candy for their Christmas open house.

My daughter and I worked very hard to make three different kinds of candy. We had chocolate flying everywhere in the kitchen....

And we accomplished a deadline.....All these candies made it to the open house.

Buckeyes

1 1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. butter, soft
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 c. confectioners' sugar
4 c. melting chocolate for candy

In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Stir frequently until smooth.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate using a toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like buckeyes. Place them back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

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6 comments:

  1. I love Buckeyes, but it's been a few years since I made them. Hmmm maybe I'll have to find some time this year.

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  2. Oh YUM! One of my favorite candies...and one we ALWAYS make together as girlz in the family. Thanks for sharing - trust you were able to sell lots of your candies. LOVE the picture of the green ornaments here too. Have a wonderful week of THANK-LIVING! Luv ya Girlfriend. XO

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  3. YUM! I love making these!
    *Oh and I have been meaning to tell you I LOVE the new look of the blog!!

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  4. Thank you Lark! And thank you for stopping by.

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  5. I put rice crispies in my buckeyes, gives them a nice crunch! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  6. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing that.

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