25 Days of Holiday Treats: Buckeyes
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Serves: 150
 
Buckeyes are actually a poisonous nut (sounds appetizing, right?), but the candy version is nothing but pure peanut butter and chocolate bliss.
Ingredients
  • • 2½ pounds powdered sugar (use a name brand instead of generic for better texture)
  • • 2 cups creamy Jif peanut butter (use Jif!)
  • • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • • 1 lb. margarine (don’t use butter, the texture of margarine is best for these)
  • • 36 oz. chocolate chips (three regular-sized bags—use Nestle or Ghiradelli)
Instructions
  1. Cream together peanut butter, margarine and vanilla in a stand mixer until fluffy.
  2. Beat in powdered sugar until thoroughly combined.
  3. Roll into balls the size of buckeyes (smaller than a golf ball, bigger than a walnut).
  4. Place balls on waxed-paper lined cookie sheets and freeze for one hour.
  5. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
  6. Using toothpicks, dip frozen peanut butter balls into chocolate leaving a small round area of peanut butter exposed (to look like a real buckeye).
Recipe by Simply Real Moms at http://www.simplyrealmoms.com/posts/25-days-of-holiday-treats-buckeyes/