4 days and counting until Christmas! Are you ready???
Last weekend was a little stressful for us as we had to get the last of the baking done. Every year we give
our neighbors and friends a few of our favorite home baked goodies.
Buckeyes are on the list.
Here's our recipe: 1 lb. Confectioners sugar 1 18 oz. jar chunky peanut butter (we use all natural) 1 stick butter (1/4 lb.) Soften the butter at room temp, cream butter with sugar.
Add Peanut Butter and mix completely. Form into small bite size balls and refrigerate
This is a double batch getting chilled in the refrigerator:
Now for the chocolate:
Melt in a double boiler: 12 oz. Semi Sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler till smooth.
I use a large mixing bowl over a
medium sized pot with about 3 inches of water in it.
This is how the chocolate looks when its ready:
I only take out 1-2 dozen out of the refrigerator to dip. It's easier to dip the balls if they are cold.
If you have a thin ice pick, it works much better for dipping than a toothpick. I discovered this when I couldn't find any toothpicks!
Then, just swirl the ball around the bowl until it looks like this:
Set the dipped balls on a cookie sheet with either waxed paper or parchment paper.
Remember, they don't have to look perfect! I dipped all of the Buckeyes this year and they aren't nearly as perfect as when Mr. Fanatic makes them, but nobody seems to care when they are eating them!
Once' the tray is full, put it in the refrigerator for the Buckeyes to set up. Once they are cooled, I just smoosh the hole left by the ice pick closed.
They make a really nice addition to your other gifts all wrapped up nice and pretty.
Pumpkin bread is another favorite baked good that I share at Christmas.
What are your favorite Christmas goodies to share?