Quick Treat: Buckeyes

13 Jul

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Ohio has a state food-the famous Buckeye candy which is named after the Buckeye tree nuts. They taste like Reese’s so if you’re craving any I’d definitely make these.

These should be your go to if you’re vegetarian, gluten intolerant and needs no oven lovin’ aka baking!

buckeye

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of confectioner/powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate or any choice of chocolate chips

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Directions:

1. Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla, and salt. The mixture will look crumbly and you can add 1-2 tablespoons of water to make the dough smoother. Roll dough into a 1 inch ball and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet/tray.
2. Stick a tooth-pick in each ball. Freeze for 30 minutes-1 hour.
3. Melt the semi sweet chocolate or your choice of chocolate for 2 minutes in microwave. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second increments or you’ll get burnt chocolate if heat for 2 minutes straight!
4. Dip cookie ball into melted chocolate but leave a visible circle of peanut butter. Scrape off excess chocolate and place it onto the cookie sheet/tray.
5. Freeze the buckeyes for 1 more hour. Serve it chilled or with some more melted chocolate!

Happy Baking and enjoy the weekend!

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