PEANUT BUTTER BALLS (BUCKEYES)
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is an obvious winner for anyone who has ever tasted a peanut butter cup, and peanut butter balls, or buckeye balls, are no exception.
Named for their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree, these chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls are easy to make at home with very little work using the buckeye recipe that follows.
DISCOVERING BUCKEYE BALLS
Even though I grew up in the Midwest, where Peanut Butter Buckeye balls are popular, I was strangely oblivious to them until I moved to California. One day, a co-worker at my day job brought a tray of Buckeyes into the office, and I quickly devoured a few too many, rendering myself relatively useless from the sugar aftershock for the rest of the afternoon.
I remember going home and proclaiming my love for this new confection to my partner. He gave me the side eye. “How have you never heard of Buckeyes before?” was his response. Apparently, I have been missing out all my life.
Peanut Butter Balls Aka Buckeye Balls: To make this amazing Peanut Butter Balls Aka Buckeye Balls You’Il need the following Ingredients:
16 oz. peanut butter
1 pound confectioners sugar
1.5 sticks (3/4 cup) butter
HOW TO MAKE IT
-melted chocolate bark for dipping
-Mix together the peanut butter, sugar and butter.
-Roll into balls, insert tooth pick (to dip easier) and chill in freezer about 30 mins.
-Dip into melted chocolate, place onto cookie sheet lines in wax paper
*best stored in the fridge.
*coconut pecan cake icing and coconut flakes can be added to the mixture for new taste!