Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peanut Butter Bon Bons AKA Buckeyes

I've never had a Buckeye candy but if they taste like this, don't pass on them. This recipe is really easy and tasty also. That is a plus this time of year with time being in short supply. These Bon Bons would make a great teacher gift when placed in a beautiful candy tin or basket. My mother was in absolute heaven when she ate these, she is a peanut butter freak. She even eats it on ice-cream for goodness sakes. Give this recipe a try during your Christmas baking frenzy. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this cold morning.


2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter-softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 T shortening

Mix peanut butter and butter in your Kitchen Aid mixer until creamy. Now mix in powdered sugar until mixture holds together. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet that will fit in your freezer. Freeze for 1 hour.

Melt both chocolate chips and shortening in medium bowl and heat on HIGH for 1 minute stir well. You may have to heat 10-15 seconds more. Just heat until they melt and can be stirred smooth.

Now dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate using a toothpick, leaving a small portion of the center uncovered. Let extra chocolate drip off and then place back on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in fridge until chocolate is set. Store in covered container in the refrigerator. I left mine on the table in a pretty candy dish and the kiddos loved them!