Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Authentic Buckeyes Candy

Being from Ohio, I have been eating and loving these candies for a LONG time. Can you really beat peanut butter and chocolate?

I have won several ribbons for these at state fairs.

These make a great christmas gift for friends and are always a hit on a holiday cookie tray.

Lowfat or generic brand peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe. It really makes a difference in the peanut butter taste. Go high quality. You'll be glad you did.

1 stick softened butter
1 3/4 c. (1 18 oz. jar) creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
About 1 lb. confectioners' sugar
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening
Cream butter, peanut butter, and vanilla together, adding confectioners' sugar until proper consistency is reached. Roll candy into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Melt chips and shortening together in top of double boiler. Keep chocolate mixture in double boiler over low heat while you dip each candy. Using a toothpick, dip each ball, covering about 3/4 of candy. Place candy on sheet to cool.

Makes 8 dozen.

1 comment:

Mags said...

Love this recipe! Makes me homesick for Ohio. We moved to Indiana just last year. I know, it's only a stone's throw, but who wants to be a Hoosier when you've been a Buckeye all your life!