Monday, December 14, 2009
What Do You Do....
when your plans for the weekend are shot?
You make buckeye candies, of course.
My littlest one has a nasty cold. She has had a runny nose for a couple of weeks now, but no fever, no cough, just a faucet for a nose. This weekend she decided to make it a full fledge nasty cold.
Since staying indoors was a must, I decided to make some buckeye candy..a favorite in our house.
FYI the pic above is a google image, mine never turn out so perfectly formed.
Here is the recipe I used to make these....
1/2 stick of butter (4tbsp)
2.5 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup melted chocolate chips
Combine softened butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla & salt.
Mix 1-2 min. on med. speed
Using tsp. form into balls
Chill for about 30 min.
While those are chilling melt your chocolate.
Once balls are firm, they can be dipped. Using a toothpick, skewer a ball and dip it halfway into the melted chocolate. You want to leave at least a dime-sized circle of undipped candy on top of the ball.
Drag it along the lip of the bowl to remove excess chocolate, and place it back on the cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls.
Return balls to fridge to set the chocolate. Serve once candies are firm