How to Make Buckeyes for Dessert
I grew up with my grandma - who is originally from Ohio [Ohio State Buckeyes!], so as a teen, I learned how to make this yummy dessert and I try to make it every year. :)
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter [or chunky is fine, too]
24 oz confectioner's sugar [1 1/2 boxes]
1 cup margarine/butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix the peanut butter, sugar, butter, & vanilla. Last year was the first time I've ever used a stand-up electric mixer and I absolutely recommend this! It's so much easier. If you have a regular hand mixer, that's great, too.
Roll the 'dough' into small balls. Whatever size you feel you like - the smaller the better, because they're easier to dip into the chocolate and easier to eat in one bite. :)
Melt the chocolate over low heat - continue to stir. Remove the chocolate from the heat as soon as it loses it's shape and becomes glossy. Take toothpicks and poke them into your peanut butter balls, dip them into the chocolate all the way until there is a small circle of peanut butter showing at the top of the toothpick, then lay them onto wax paper.
Once you are done dipping them, chill them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and then serve! :)
They do freeze very well, also!
- VEGAN Buckeyes
See, I thought of you guys, too!!! :)