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Buckeye Balls II

Buckeye Balls II

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Allison O'Brien

These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.

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  • Calories:
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
  3. Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
  4. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
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Reviews

Ali
745
11/4/2005

I LOVE this recipe! I've made this recipe several times, and my favorite way to make them is to double the recipe, press the peanut butter part in a 9 x 9 glass pan, pour the melted chocolate over top, refrigerate, and then cut into small squares when thoroughly chilled. It saves the time of forming each ball and dipping them.

nicoles5
520
9/23/2006

I made this for the Ohio State football game last Saturday. I read most of the reviews and here are my tips. Only use 3 cups of powdered sugar if you don't sift it. Only add 1 cup at a time. The first cup you can use with a spoon, but the second and third cups use your hands it is so much easier. Then after you roll them into balls, put the tooth picks in and then put them in the fridge. I just melted the chocolate in the microwave (in a plastic container with a lid setting on top) because it is so much easier and quicker. Just do it 30 seconds at a time until melted. Then you dip the balls in the chocolate leaving a little of the peanut butter showing at the top so it looks like a real buckeye nut. Do not cover the entire ball with chocolate. If you don't like the tooth pick hole showing, just smooth it with your finger. But honestly these are so delicious, who cares if there is a tooth pick hole. Hope these tips help. Thanks

Phillip
436
12/23/2003

Wonderful but don't do as I did and make the mistake of not knowing that 4 cups of "sifted" sugar is much less than 4 cups of actual sugar right out of the box. I had to double my other ingredients to make it come out right. Stupidity on my part! But they turned out great!