Granny's Famous Buckeyes
Buckeyes are handheld and portable – the perfect sweet treat for today’s hectic world. The age-old combination of salty peanut butter balls dipped in rich chocolate - it's truly a match made in heaven. Often associated with the state of Ohio, Buckeyes are a true classic Midwestern dessert.
Mix up your dessert tray with an assortment of buckeyes. Like in other dessert recipes that call for semisweet chocolate, like the Chocolate Cream Pie, other variations can be used with excellent results. Dark chocolate buckeyes, for example, are a delight!
1 pound (450 grams) powdered sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2⁄3 cups softened butter
1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
8 ounces (225 grams) semisweet bar chocolate
- 1. In large bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla until well mixed. Roll into small balls.
- 2. Chop the chocolate bar and melt gradually in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds.
- 3. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate, then set aside to allow the chocolate to cool and set. Buckeyes are traditionally dipped only halfway into the chocolate but Granny likes to cover them entirely!