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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 128
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 71.2
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.8 mg
  • Sodium: 29.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Buckeyes

Submitted by: DAWNBROKE

Introduction

These chocolate covered peanut butter balls will vanish in less time than they take to make. Kids have as much fun making them as eating them. In our house, the holidays are not complete without buckeyes. They freeze well! These chocolate covered peanut butter balls will vanish in less time than they take to make. Kids have as much fun making them as eating them. In our house, the holidays are not complete without buckeyes. They freeze well!
Number of Servings: 128

Ingredients

    Filling:

    1 1/2 lb. powdered sugar (almost 6 cups)
    1/2 lb. room temperature butter or margarine (2 sticks)
    1 lb. creamy peanut butter (2 cups or 1 18 oz jar)
    1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

    Coating"

    12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 slap paraffin wax (used by candy makers to make chocolate coatings shiny and smooth. It is available in the canning or baking section of most grocery stores)


Directions

Combine powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter & vanilla in large bowl. Mix well. Form dough into small balls, about 1/2 in in diameter. Put balls in a bowl & chill for about 1 hour. Cut paraffin in small chunks & melt with chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Stir every minute or so with a wooden spoon. In the meantime have a bunch of cookie sheets & several toothpicks ready. When the chips & paraffin have melted & have been smoothly stirred together, remove a large handful of chilled balls. Poke a toothpick or skewer into the dough bal, far enough to hold it. Dip the ball into the chocolate & swirl it to coat about 3/4 of the way up. The chocolate may have to be warmed several times. Place dpped candies on a cookie sheet. Freeze buckeyes for 20 minutes after dipping, then remove from cookie sheet & save in large ziplock freezer bags or cookie tins. While the freezer is best for longtime storage, buckeyes will do just fine as part of a cookie gift box, or left out for snacks. Yield about 128 buckeyes.

Number of Servings: 128

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAWNBROKE.






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