Valentine’s ‘Buckeyes’

This has been quite the experiment with chocolates. They are meant to be Valentine’s Buckeyes, however: the ‘loving’ family I created them for,  is now calling them  ‘Diabetes Balls’….ok…maybe I added a bit much confectioner’s sugar….


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The Buckeye Center (I refer to them as Buckeyes, do to the fact,  that it’s the basic buckeye center that is used here).


1 c. peanut butter

1 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar (ok…I may have added a  full cup…I’m crazy like that)

1/2 c. butter

white chocolate wafers

red chocolate wafers

(side note: the wafers are, in hindsight, MUCH sweeter then the 12 ounces of semi-sweet chips that the buckeye recipe typically calls for).

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First I made the peanut butter balls and placed them on a buttered cookie sheet.


MIX: peanut butter, butter and sugar. Roll into balls…you can use the sugar to dust your hands as well. It can get a bit sticky.

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I placed them to set for a good 20 minutes. In the meantime, I melted the chocolates. Using a double boiler, I started with the red. Once the peanut butter balls were soft, but well molded, I rolled them around in the red chocolate for only a COUPLE SECONDS! Any longer, the peanut butter balls will melt. Each one was then placed back on the buttered cookie sheet. Then I placed them all in the freezer. After rinsing out the double boiler, I melted the white chocolate. Then I pulled out the hard set balls .  (It only takes a couple minutes in the freezer to set the chocolate). With a spoon, I drizzled my way into Valentines Abstract Art….

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Again, the tray went back into the freezer for about five minutes….

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And voila! Sweets for the Sweet!

Happy Snacking…And For The Love Of All That’s Holy….Make Darn Sure You Have Milk In The House  PRIOR To Making This Recipe! (And maybe a toothbrush…)

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2 thoughts on “Valentine’s ‘Buckeyes’

  1. There’s an idea. The wafers are sooooo sweet. So far, I can only eat half of one. But I don’t really eat a lot of sweets. My husband does however. Thanks for the tip 😉 I’ll try it. I like regular dark or semi-sweet.

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