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    Buckeyes

    Buckeyes. Photo by Vylet Chef

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    30 mins

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    Vylet Chef's Note:

    The classic recipes for buckeyes I’ve found on the web use up to twice the amount of powdered sugar (yes, 6 cups) and two full sticks of butter for the same amount of peanut butter. This variation is less aggressively sweet, with a little tang from cream cheese and warm flavors from the graham crumbs. The only thing I wished it had was salt — perhaps a quarter teaspoon? Maybe a half teaspoon of something light and flaky? I think that salt really brings out the flavor in a peanut butter candy (try just the peanut butter portion of a Reese’s peanut butter cup alone if you don’t believe me), especially against a chocolate coating.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Candies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Make the filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together until combined. Add the graham cracker crumbs and beat for 10 seconds. Add the sugar and butter, and mix on the lowest speed until it stops floating off everywhere, then increase the speed until the ingredients are combined. Scrape down the whole bowl well, then mix again. The mixture will be quite sturdy and a little dry — perfect for shaping. Set it aside while you prepare the coating.
    2. 2
      Make the coating: Melt the chocolate either over a double boiler, stirring until it is completely smooth or in a microwave in 30 then 10 second increments, stirring before you start it again until it is completely smooth. Let it cool to tepid (about 100 degrees, though I’d go a little cooler next time for a thicker coating; I had a few ounces of chocolate leftover) while you shape the peanut butter centers.
    3. 3
      Assemble the candies: Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Scoop out slightly more than one tablespoon’s worth of filling (their suggestion; I used a scoop that made them a little smaller) and use your hands to form it into a ball. Place the ball on the prepared sheet and repeat the process until all of the candies have been shaped. They can sit close to each other but make sure they are not touching.
    4. 4
      Using a fork or large skewer, dip each ball into the chocolate and roll it about so that almost the entire candy is coating, leaving a small circle uncoated. Play around with a few practice pieces; I found it easiest to stick the skewer in the side, angle the bowl I was using towards it and make sure it became submerged as I rolled the candy around. But don’t fuss too much; even the “ugly” ones won’t go to waste.
    5. 5
      Chill the buckeyes until they are set, about 30 minutes.
    6. 6
      Do ahead: Buckeyes will keep in the fridge for what the book says is 3 days, but I’d say at least a week, should you keep them in a lockbox and hide the key.

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    Nutritional Facts for Buckeyes

    Serving Size: 1 (1253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 101.3
     
    Calories from Fat 72
    71%
    Total Fat 8.0 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 5.7 mg
    1%
    Sodium 39.9 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 4.6 g
    18%
    Protein 2.3 g
    4%

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