Friday, December 09, 2011

Almost Instant Buckeyes

I'm excited to share this super simple candy recipe with you today! 

Almost-Instant Buckeyes
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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  1. Emily MorgensternFriday, December 09, 2011

    Those look super yummy!! I will definitely be giving those a try! 

    Thanks for stopping by 52mantels and leaving me a sweet comment! I'm your newest follower. I love your cute site!! 

  2. That is super yummy!!!  Can I have one please?!

    I found you on TT&J and would love for you to come by and link this up and any other projects at my Create and Inspire Party.. I'm giving away a $25 Gift Card to Micheal's if interested! ;)'m now following and looking forward to your new posts!Thanks,Angie from A Little Inspiration

  3. This looks so GREAT!!!  YUMMY!  Great background, too!  LOL!  I have the same one.  :)  I'm excited to be your newest follower and would love it if you'd come for a visit and return the "love!"  

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing!


    PS I'm having my first linky party on 12/13.  It will
    be "Christmas Scape" themed, tablescape ~ landscape or
    anywhere else in you home that you've added a touch of Christmas!  I'd
    LOVE for you to link up!  My blog is

  4. those look fantastic...and easy! can't beat that, right?

  5. Buckeyes are one of my favorite Christmas candies. These look easy and delicious! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. Oh, YUM!  You're making me hungry!  I'm so glad you shared at Shine On Fridays; hope to see you again tomorrow!

  7. Hey Stephanie! Just stopping by to say Thanks for linking up at my "Create and Inspire".. I'm featuring this awesome yummy candies... later tonight! Hope you can join us tomorrow for another awesome partay! :) 


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