Saturday, December 8, 2007

Buckeyes

It has been entirely too long since I made an entry to my blog. These last 4 months have been extremely difficult for my sister and our family, but I am hopeful the new year will bring new beginnings and happier times!

First, the top picture is the one Chris and I used for our Christmas cards. The second is one of the "goofy" takes. Merry Christmas everyone!






Chris is working today, so I decided to make some Christmas treats! I plan to put these goodies in Christmas tins and give them to co-workers and friends. You must try this recipe. It is easy and delicious!

The story of the "Buckeye":


These peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate get their name from their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree. As most of you know, the BUCKEYE TREE is the official tree of Ohio and the famous OSU Buckeyes! :)
Here is the recipe my mom passed on to me. You can also melt chocolate chips or baking chocolate and add paraffin. Enjoy!

Buckeyes
Centers
1 lb. confectioner's sugar (1 box= 3 ½ cups= 1 lb.)
3 cup creamy-style peanut butter
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Coating
16 ounces coating chocolate for candy making

Directions:
Mix peanut butter, vanilla, butter and confectioner's sugar. Use a large spoon to mix ingredients into a stiff dough. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
Chill until hard (about 2 hours).
Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave.
Using a toothpick, pock each peanut butter ball and dip each ball into the chocolate, leaving a small patch of peanut butter (about 1/4 of the center) showing. Place the coated centers on the wax paper and remove the toothpick. Chill for 2 hours before serving and store in refrigerator.




5 comments:

MrsSisler said...

Hi Ashleigh!

Good to see an update from you. Everyone is thinking about you & your buckeye's look great!

Annie said...

Hey Ashleigh! I've been wondering how you have been lately. I've missed chatting with you! I hope your sister and everyone else is doing okay and continuing to heal. I think of you all often. The buckeyes look great! I'm not a big fan of them myself, but my hubby loves them so I may have to try them!

MrsPresley said...

it's good to hear from you ashleigh! i know the last few months have been tough for your family but like you said... i hope the new year is brighter. i love buckeyes and can't remember where i put the last recipe i tried so i will have to try these; i love buckeyes! :)

~Amber~ said...

Glad to see a new blog update from you. I hope your family is all doing well and I want to wish you a happy 2008!
Ooo Buckeye's are so good! My aunt makes them every Christmas.

Brianna & Dustin said...

yum! I have a weakness for all things peanut butter/chocolate! nice to see you back :) enjoy the fresh start of the new year!