Buckeyes

Hey y’all! How was your week? I hope filled with scrumptious sweets!

Don’t you just love eating treats that remind you of your home and childhood? I was asked by a wonderful friend of mine to make these Buckeyes for another Ohio friend of ours who is having her birthday this week.

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I normally make these for the start of Ohio State University’s football season, but who can resist when asked so nicely! All being born-and-bred Ohians, it’s a right of passage to make these delectable little candies. They are rich, peanut-buttery, and sweet; not to mention they represent everything holy in my world 😉

Try these out even if you’re not an Ohio native or Buckeye Football fan like me and mine are. Think Reese’s, but creamier…drool…

Buckeyes
Ingredients
– 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
– 2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
– 1 Tablespoon vanilla
– 5-6 cups powdered sugar
– 1-1.5 bags chocolate chips

Directions
1. In a mixer, combine peanut butter, softened butter, and vanilla. Mix well.
2. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time until dough looks slightly crumbly, but forms a solid (but not sticky) dough when pinched with your fingers.
3. Form into one inch balls and place on a wax paper or foil lined baking sheet.

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4. Insert a toothpick into the center of each peanut butter ball.

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5. Freeze for 30 minutes. This is imperative for easy dipping!!
6. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe glass or measuring cup.
7. Carefully dip peanut butter balls until 2/3 covered.
8. Place back on baking sheet and freeze until chocolate sets.
9. Carefully remove toothpicks. You can try to smooth out the PB, but I just leave the holes. They add character.
10. Store in freezer for safe keeping (and slower devouring to save your waistline 😉 )

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If you are from Ohio or love the Buckeyes (even just these candy ones!) “like” this post and share your photos by tagging them with #vcdessertproject on Instagram or posting in the comments below!

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