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Name: Buckeyes
Key Ingredient: peanut butter
Preparation: mix, chill
Cuisine: American
Source: Dale Smallwood Cox
Food Group: sugar
Meals: snack
Courses: dessert
Temperature: cold
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: 1:00
Elapsed Time: 2:00
Occasion: Christmas
Servings: 50

1 pound (4 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 pounds (32 ounces) creamy peanut butter
3 pounds (approx. 11-1/4 cups) powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
2-1/2 (12 ounce) packages (5 cups) chocolate chips
1/2 slab paraffin

Beginning with mixer and finishing by hand, mix butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and water. Form into walnut-sized balls. Place on baking sheets and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
Melt together chocolate chips and paraffin in a double boiler. Turn off heat, but leave chocolate over the hot water. Stab balls with a toothpick and dip in chocolate, leaving top part of ball uncovered. Place on wax paper to harden. Smooth toothpick hole with finger. Keep in a cool place.

Shirley?22 March 2008, 18:13

I used 3 bags of dark chocolate Candy Melts (available at stores carrying candy-making supplies) in place of the chocolate chips and paraffin.

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