Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Buckeye Candies for Gift Giving ...

I'm not sure if this is a Midwest type of candy or not. You see, Buckeyes are the mascot for Ohio State University which is the nemesis of the University of Michigan. So I am not sure if some Ohioan came up with this recipe as a ode to OSU. But whatever... they are addicting to eat and delicious to give as a gift for Christmas or Valentines Day. So take time and make them up, they go by really fast, and even dipping them isn't that hard.


1 stick softened butter
1 3/4 c. (1 18 oz. jar) creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
About 1 lb. confectioners' sugar

CHOCOLATE COATING: Note - you can use candy melting chocolate instead for dipping.
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening

**Cream butter, peanut butter, and vanilla together, adding confectioners' sugar until proper consistency is reached. Which is roll able.

**Roll candy into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
**Melt chips and shortening together in top of double boiler. Keep chocolate mixture in double boiler over low heat while you dip each candy.

**Using a toothpick, dip each ball, covering about 3/4 of candy. Place candy on sheet to cool.
Makes 8 dozen.

1 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

These look so scrumptious!!
I really have to make some to stop salivating....
Merry Christmas to you, your family and all your readers
Suburbangrandma and family.