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post #16 of 20
Here's my recipe for buckeyes (chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls):

18 oz. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, whichever you prefer)
1 pound powdered sugar
1/4 pound butter (or margarine)

Blend ingredients together (I use my KA mixer and it works great --- I wouldn't recommend mixing by hand!! icon_eek.gif ). Roll into chestnut-sized balls. Chill for 1 hour or longer (or put in freezer if you need them to chill more quickly).

Melt 12 ounces of chocolate chips and a small chunk of paraffin wax (optional - this helps firm up the chocolate once it cools on the pb balls) in a double boiler. Spear chilled pb balls with toothpicks and dip about 3/4 of the way into the chocolate. Let them firm up on wax paper. Remove toothpicks and smooth out toothpick hole with your finger.

Enjoy!! icon_smile.gif


NOTE: The full recipe makes about 70-75 buckeyes, so you can halve or quarter (or third) the recipe if you don't need to make that many.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by birdgirl

I make a "log" of the peanut butter filling and then freeze it or cut it and roll them--makes it a little faster then scooping and rolling.



I have a similar technique--I pat the peanut butter "dough" into a rectangle, and then cut it into cubes, which can then be rolled into balls.

I have modified the traditional recipe, to add various things. Usual add-ins include crushed graham crackers, chopped Girardhelli chocolate, finely cut raisins, or finely chopped dried apricots. (I usually make several batches, and give people an assortiment.)

Yummy!

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post #18 of 20
You all just reminded me that I have about 12 dozen to make next week too. Yummy Yummy!!!
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post #19 of 20
I'm going to make peanut butter cups rather then the balls this year. I know it will take longer to do them but to add the peanut butter mixture I will pipe them into the cups of chocolate then fill up with more chocolate to cover.

I'm making both milk chocolate and white chocolate cups.
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post #20 of 20
the recipe i found on this site adds crushed rice crispies , YUMMY icon_lol.gif

I've started dipping with a spoon instead of poking with a toothpick and haven't have any problems with cracking or oozing.

I also refreeze these after dipping and had no problems with them. Now I'm going to dip put in a container and use a food saver bag around it (so they don't crack from the pressure of the lack of air.
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