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Old 11-25-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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For those of you who like peanut butter these are delicious. They are like peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. I haven't made them in a couple of years but I will be making them again this year. Yum. I got this recipe from allrecipes.


Buckeye Balls II
SUBMITTED BY: Allison O'Brien PHOTO BY: afb

"These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar."

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PREP TIME 45 Min
COOK TIME 10 Min
READY IN 1 Hr 25 Min
Original recipe yield 5 dozen

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INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
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DIRECTIONS
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I love these! However, years ago I stopped making them because my niece makes them as gifts every year! So I still get the treat without the fuss
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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Yum, I like those.

Here is another one that's so easy and tastes like Reece's peanut butter cups.


Reece's Peanut butter squares
  1. Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well.
  2. Blend in melted butter until well combined.
  3. Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in double boiler.
  5. Spread over peanut butter mixture.
  6. Chill until just set and cut into bars (these are very hard to cut if the chocolate gets "rock hard".
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this. I had completely forgotten about these! A must re-try over the holidays.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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These both sound great. I will have to put these on my to-do-list this year. Thanks for sharing
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Planning on making these for Christmas as soon as I get back to the States from the UK. My grandmothers both make these every year (this will be the first year with only one of them...). My grandmother that passed away right after Christmas last year used to put nuts in them when she made them. Then she would set them in the fridge, and I would eat them all before she got a chance to coat them in chocolate. I think my other grandmothers' recipe is very similar to the first one posted here. The recipe with graham crackers is inspiring! I think those sound good for this year. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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We do these peanut butter balls every year but I use crunchy peanut butter in mine. Wish I could figure out a way to dip them faster than one at a time that is the longest part of it.
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