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    Buckeyes. Photo by Lalaloula

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    Starrynews's Note:

    So-called because of the candy's resemblance of the nut of a Buckeye tree, which was thought to look like a buck's eye (deer's eye). Buckeyes are poisonous nuts, so these peanut butter and chocolate treats are a better choice for eating! There are a lot of variations of buckeyes out there, and I have spent years refining our version to what it is now - so a big thanks to everyone who served as guinea pigs ;) We like it real simple - just sweetened peanut butter and chocolate. There are a couple other 'basic' recipes on here, but none of the proportions matched this one - a factor that I consider important for ease of rolling the peanut butter balls. If they are too soft/sticky, you can't roll them, and you don't want them too hard. So I find this proportion to work quite well for us. A friend asked for this recipe to use for her wedding favors - came out wonderfully! Recipe is also easily halved - I do that frequently, with excellent results.

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    1. 1
      Line 2-3 large cookie pans with wax paper.
    2. 2
      Beat the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl until creamy.
    3. 3
      Stir in powdered sugar and then beat until smooth.
    4. 4
      Shape into 1" balls and place on the wax paper-lined pans.
    5. 5
      Freeze for at least one hour.
    6. 6
      Melt dipping chocolate/chocolate bark, per package instructions.
    7. 7
      Use a toothpick to dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate.
    8. 8
      Return to wax paper-lined pans and smooth out the top to remove the toothpick hole.
    9. 9
      Refrigerate until set.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 13, 2012


      AWESOME! These little buggers are soooo yummy! Very easy to make, too and super addictive! I used my home-made all-natural peanut-almond butter and in a second version a walnut-vanilla butter, which worked out really nicely. Because my butters were rather thick, I didnt need to add any powdered sugar or butter, so I could eat a few more of these tasty treats. ;)
      THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing these with us, hon!
      Made and reviewed for your being VIP during Veggie Swap March 2012.

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    • on April 23, 2011


      These are good, but I was looking for more texture in the center. A local restaurant has a version of buckeyes that are almost like peanut butter shortbread inside. My family enjoyed this recipe, but I will keep searching to replicate our favorite local treat.

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    • on February 17, 2011


      WOW! So decadent! Loved the flavor combination! Made for Veg 'N Swap tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Buckeyes

    Serving Size: 1 (1023 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 865.2
    Calories from Fat 459
    Total Fat 51.0 g
    Saturated Fat 13.9 g
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    Sodium 463.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 91.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 81.2 g
    Protein 21.6 g

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