We love us some chocolate and peanut butter! This combination had to be created by the chocolate Gods! Every Christmas mama would make these delightful treats and we absolutely loved them. Caleb and Alli always ask for Amy and I to make them when we are doing all our baking! It is a must have around our household.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Buckeyes
makes about 13 dozen
2 lbs. powdered sugar
3 cups peanut butter (smooth and not the all-natural kind)
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 lb. chocolate chips, semi-sweet (24 oz.)
1/2 bar edible paraffin wax*
Whip the first three ingredients with an electric mixer and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. After it’s chilled, roll it into small, 1-inch balls. Put these back into the fridge or freezer on parchment-covered baking sheets.
Melt the chocolate and wax in a double boiler, over, not in, boiling water, stirring mixture until smooth. Keep warm.
Dip balls using toothpick, leaving uncovered spot on top. You may fill in toothpick marks with little bits of peanut butter mixture. Dry on waxed paper. Chill covered in refrigerator or freezer. When completely hard, store in the refrigerator or freezer.
December 2, 2011 at 10:01 am
What is the * for following the ingredient: 1/2 bar edible paraffin wax?
December 28, 2011 at 7:00 am
Paraffin wax, classified as a chemical preservative, is widely used on fruits, vegetables, and candy to make them shiny and pretty as well as to retard moisture loss and spoilage. Waxes are made from vegetable oils, palm oil derivatives, and synthetic resins, as well as other materials