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Video:Buckeye Candy Recipe

with Carrie Wise

You don't have to be from Ohio to enjoy Buckeye candies. In this simple recipe, creamy peanut butter balls are coated in melted chocolate.See Transcript

Transcript:Buckeye Candy Recipe

Hi, I am Carrie Wise for About.com Food, and today we are going to make Buckeye candies.

I'm from Ohio, the "Buckeye State," and these candies are great to make for an Ohio State Buckeyes football party or anytime you want to make a good candy.

For those of you who are not familiar with buckeyes, these chocolate-coated peanut butter candies resemble the real thing.

Ingredients for Buckeye Candy

Here's the lineup of ingredients we will need for our recipe:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the Ingredients

The first step is to beat the peanut butter, vanilla, and butter in a medium-size bowl using a mixer set to medium speed. Then, gradually add the sugar, making sure to blend fully.

Shape the Peanut Butter Mixture Into Balls

The next step is to shape the mixture into little balls, about the size of a buckeye. Imagine that!

First, make sure your hands are clean. Then, shape the balls and place them onto a plate covered with foil or wax paper. Put them into the refrigerator to cool for about 20 minutes.

Melt the Chocolate Chips

Once the balls are cool, you can melt the chocolate chips. You can either melt the chocolate in the microwave or using the stove. To melt using the microwave, put the morsels in a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and melt on high for one minute.

Then take the chocolate out and stir. Once the chocolate is smooth, it is ready to go. If it is not smooth, you can put in back in for a minute, then stir again.

Dip the Peanut Butter Balls Into the Chocolate

Now set up the peanut butter balls, chocolate, and another plate covered in foil. Dip each piece into the chocolate until partially covered.

Once you complete the batch, you can put them back into the refrigerator to cool. Give them about a half hour to cool, and then you can enjoy.

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