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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

(Ohio State) Buckeyes

I grew up in Ohio with a backyard full of buckeye trees. We got so many buckeyes from the trees that people would come over all the time with pickle buckets to help pick them all up. I've been eating Buckeyes most of my life. Buckeyes are kinda like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (my favorite candy)... These are very easy to make and I've never had a hard time getting rid of them once I've had my fill...

2 Cups Peanut butter, smooth kind
1/2 Stick Butter, softened
16oz Box (or bag) Powered sugar

12oz Bag Chocolate chips
2 Tbsp Veggie oil

Use a mixer to beat together the peanut butter and butter. Once well mixed add the powered sugar a bit at a time and mix it all through. Once well mixed roll the mixture into balls about half the size of a golf ball and put on a wax paper lined sheet pan. When finished put the pan in the freezer for one hour. When the hour is up put the chocolate chips in a bowl and add the veggie oil. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Use a spoon to mix the chocolate together - it should be all melted. Use a toothpick to dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate just far enough to cover 3/4 of the way up. Place them back on the wax paper and use a finger to cover up the hole the toothpick made. Once all the balls have been dunked place the tray into the fridge for 30 minutes. Pack the Buckeyes into a air tight container... Eat & Enjoy!

Cheers,

~Nikko

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