Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Temp My Tummy Tuesday

Buckeye Balls

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

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Brooks said...

these look great!

Ali said...

Now that is tempting!

Live.Love.Eat said...

My hubby loves these!!! He IS a buckeye. Happy TMTT!

Anonymous said...

My mom made these every year at Christmas time because they were so good and we lived in Ohio. She's no longer here and I've only had them once since. Maybe I'll make some this year. Thanks for the great memory!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Very fun and yummy. Thanks for participating in TMTT.