Buckeyes. They’re a Christmas favorite and one of the most popular holiday foods to make and share with friends and family. They are so easy to make and so yummy. You will have a hard time giving them away because they are so good!
I love baking and cooking anytime of the year, but there’s something special about doing it during the holidays and sharing your creations with friends and family that makes it even more special.
Plus the girls are getting to the point where they are actually somewhat helpful in the kitchen. I’ve always enjoyed having them in the kitchen with me, but sometimes it just adds to the stress and chaos. All you other moms of little ones know what I mean. I used to let them play with flour while I cooked just to keep them occupied and out of my hair. Hey! It’s a great sensory activity right??
Anyway, they like being in the kitchen with me, well all but our oldest. She would rather do anything else but that! Plus being in the kitchen, making goodies while listening to some Christmas music and having my girls with me just makes my heart smile. I hope they always remember this time of year and all the fun stuff we did together and maybe they’ll continue that tradition with their kids.
Now, for what you really stopped by here for. The goods. This easy buckeye recipe…
You will need:
2 Cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 Cup butter, softened
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and butter and beat until well-mixed.
Add brown sugar and vanilla, mix well.
Gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined. Form into Tablespoon-sized balls and roll in the palm of your hands until smooth and round.
Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for about 20-25 minutes.
While the peanut butter balls are chilling in the freezer, prepare your chocolate. I like to heat some water to just boiling and place an oven safe glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Reduce the heat a bit and add the chocolate chips to the bowl. Stir frequently until melted.
Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Using a toothpick, pick up each ball and dip them into the chocolate mixture.
Return to cookie sheet and remove the toothpick. If desired, you can smooth the top with your fingers to cover the toothpick mark. Allow to cool until the chocolate sets.
Enjoy making memories this season!
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar packed
- 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Combine peanut butter and butter and beat until well combined.
- Add brown sugar and vanilla and mix well.
- Gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined. Form into Tablespoon sized balls and roll in the palm of your hand until smooth and round.
- Place on wax-paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 20-25 minutes.
- While peanut butter balls are in the freezer, prepare the chocolate. I brink a small amount of water to a boil in a saucepan, then place a stove-top proof bowl on top and add the chocolate. Reduce the heat and stir until melted.
- Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Using a toothpick, pick up each ball and dip into the chocolate.
- Return to wax-paper and allow to cool and the chocolate to set.