I'm excited to share this super simple candy recipe with you today!
makes about 5 dozen candies
1 (10-oz.) pkg. peanut butter chips
1 (16-oz.) can vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper.
2. Melt peanut butter chips in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. OR you can melt them in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stopping it after 1 minute to stir. Remove from heat or microwave. Stir in frosting. Let stand about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
3. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips & buter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. OR melt in the microwave as directed above.
5. Pierce each ball with a toothpick; dip into melted chocolate, leaving a small area around the toothpick uncoated. Place dipped ball on cookie sheet, pushing candy off of toothpick with tines of fork (or a clean finger). :)
6. To smooth out the toothpick mark, first make sure your hands are clean. Then, give each hole a little pinch...
...and a little push.
7. Let stand for 5 minutes or until set.
So easy & yummy! These also make a great gift. Maybe a teacher, neighbour, or party hostess you know would enjoy receiving a sampling of these tasty morsels? Just make sure there are no peanut allergies to contend with!
If you're curious, as I was, where the name Buckeye comes from, these candies are called that because they look similar to the nut that comes from the chestnut or buckeye tree. There you go, you learn something new everyday! :)
Enjoy your weekend!
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