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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sweet Treats

Hello my Friends! I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays :) All of you know how much I love baking but sometimes you just want something sweet & satisfying without all the hassle of baking. A few Christmases ago, my dear friend Julie brought me buckeye balls to try & they were amazing! For those who don't know, they are essentially a chocolate peanut butter truffle...how can you go wrong with that combo?! Now, many of you will think I'm nuts when I say I am not a Reese's fan but this chocolate peanut butter delight is definitely a favorite. I hope you will try these easy,sweet delights and enjoy!

BUCKEYE BALLS
1 1/2c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup salted butter (at room temp.) 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1 16-oz pkg confectioners sugar 
1 6-oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbs solid vegetable shortening 

Instructions:
1)Line baking sheet with wax paper.
In medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla and sugar with hands to form a smooth dough. Mixture should be very stiff. 
2)Shape dough into balls, using 2 tsp for each (I make them smaller). 
3)Place on wax paper and refrigerate.  Melt chocolate and shortening.
4)When smooth, with toothpick, dip peanut butter balls in melted chocolate about 3/4 way down.
5)Put back on wax paper and refrigerate until set.