Buckeyes aka chocolate covered peanut butter balls

Saturday, December 13, 2008

What you’ll need:

1 (18oz) jar of peanut butter
1 c of softened butter
1 Tbl vanilla
1 (1 lb) box of powdered sugar
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bar of paraffin wax (with canning supplies)
several cookie sheets faintly buttered to avoid sticking
wooden toothpicks

Mix jar of peanut butter, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar mixing completely until its firm like cookie dough. Pinching off small pieces at a time, roll into 1 inch balls. After all dough is rolled into balls, shave paraffin wax, at least half a block. In a 2 quart boiler over low heat, slowly melt choc chips and paraffin wax until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stick each peanut butter ball with a toothpick and dip into melted chocolate mixture. Place on cookie sheets ¼ inch apart and set in freezer until they are set up. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

peanut butter - $1.59
butter - $1.75/pound
vanilla - $2.25
powdered sugar - $1.69
chocolate chips - $2.50
paraffin wax - $3.00
Total - $9.23

Submitted by Cynthia Wilson

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