Here's the truth - my boyfriend is from Ohio and he LOVES Buckeyes but I had no idea what they are. I was online trying to see if I could order some because being from Boston, I'd never heard of them before. Needless to say I came across about 100 recipes for them!
SCREW ORDERING THEM... I CAN MAKE THEM MYSELF! HA HA!
So I did. VERY VERY Easy. I promise.
- Parchment paper - I put this first because you're gonna need it!
- 2 sticks of butter (1/2 pound) - soften
- 1 jar of creamy peanut butter (1 pound)
- 1 1/2 pounds of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Chocolate - lots of chocolate
- Mix the butter and peanut butter together so it's nice and smooth and creamy
- Add in the vanilla and mix again
- Start adding the sugar but slowly - you want to keep adding and mixing constantly until you get it to be less creamy and more clumpy so you can form some balls with it, you may need to add more sugar depending on the consistency
- At this point - I put the whole mixture in the fridge for about 15 minutes to get it to harden up so I could make the balls
- While it's in the fridge - melt down the chocolate and let it cool a bit - you don't want it too hot or it will melt the butter in the balls
- Snag your parchment paper and line some cookie sheets
- Start balling your peanut butter mixture! I made about 1 inch size balls with spoons first because it was melting in my hands. The balls weren't perfect at this point, which is fine. I popped the trays back into the fridge and let them cool again for about 40 minutes. (I warned you - a lot of in and out of the fridge!)
- Then I balled them up again so they looked like real balls and not mush piles of peanut butter clumps.
- Back into the fridge for about 20 more minutes or so.
- The reason for the in and out of the fridge is to keep the mixture cool and so its easier to work with. At this point - you need a harder mixture so you can pop a toothpick in the center and dunk them into the chocolate without them falling off. Although I give you full permission to eat the ones immediately that fall into the chocolate.
- Once dunked, pop them back onto the cookie sheet and let them cool and harden in the fridge for 2 hours.