Monday, 28 December 2009

Making Buckeyes

We didn't make our traditional Christmas treat so I thought I'd make them today.

I dump everything I need into the bowl and start to mix. I didn't realize that setting one on my mother's new hand mixer had enough power to launch a rocket! Seriously, peanut butter and powdered sugar shot  across the room. After situating myself an arms length away from the bowl and mixer I began again.

My mother comes in and advises me to use a bigger bowl. Normal advice right? Not from my mother. I'd thought to use a bigger bowl to start with. But knowing how my mother is I chose the biggest of the medium sized bowl.  One of the things it makes her freak out about is my use of her big baking bowls. No matter how well I clean up afterwards, I always here something along the lines of "I wish you wouldn't touch my big bowls/why'd you have to use a big bowl?/I KNOW you didn't use one of my big bowls". Now there's nothing special about these bowls. They're plastic and the same as the others, except they're, well, bigger.

Anyway, here are the pictures and the recipe. None of them came out perfect but I bet there all delicious.

Mix 1/2 cup of butter, 1.5 cups peanut butter, 1 pound powdered sugar and one teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Then roll the mixture in to one inch balls. Melt 9 ounces od chocolate chips and 1/4 block of parafin using a double boiler. Dip the balls halfway in  the chocolate place onto wax paper and let cool.                                   


  1. Thanks for linking up to my Open House! Peanut butter is chocolate's best friend. YUM!

  2. A little mess can't cloudy my judgment of what's good...and this looks yummy good! I'm so glad I found your blog on Carol's Christmas in July because I'm following you now. I'm #22 on the linky and I'd certainly like it if you would come visit and follow me too. I'd like being one of your blogging buddies. Thanks!


  3. Sounds Yummy!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a good day!


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